Muddy Good Run

Rakaia
 

FAQ

Do I wear my normal running gear?

Wear what is most comfortable for you when running and it gets wet and muddy. "remember the saying, less is best"

What about my running shoes?

Wash them afterwards, or wear an old pair you don’t mind if they get ruined. Also tape them on.

Shoes have to be worn, no shoes no start!!

DO I wear my watch to see how fast I’ve been?

Recommendation is not to wear any watches or jewellery during the event as they may get damaged or lost. We are endeavouring to time everyone, in many of these events time isn’t taken.

Can I run the course before the run?

No.

What about the electric fences?

We will be using electric fence standard to help mark the course. Although keep your eyes open for electricity!

Will I get lost?

This depends on your eyesight but you shouldn’t get lost.  The course will be well marked and officials will point you in the right directions.

How fit do I have to be?

If you haven’t been for a run in a while, now would be a good time to do so.  You need to have a good level of fitness as this will test your cardio vascular system as you’re climbing, crawling, jumping, running and walking throughout. If for any reason you can’t do an obstacle just skip it - you won’t be disqualified unless you’re the winner and miss them all. It’s all about FUN.

How do I enter as an individual?

Just click on the tab and enter online, it is that simple, we work out how old you are from your date of birth. and sex, make sure you answer that otherwise you may end up in the wrong catergory. We don't need to know how often!

How do I enter as a Team?

Just click on the tab and enter online, although when registering a Team of 3 you will need to put in your Team Captains name and members of your team.  If you're entering as a team of 12 just put your Team Captains name in and we'll contact you for the rest of the names of the competitors.

All team times will be based on 3 competitors in teams, if you enter as 12, we will need to know the 4 teams of 3 competitors.  Great discount way of entering and great way for sports teams and clubs to enter.

All team race over 5k's. Your combined time is taken and naturally the fastest combined time will win. the category you're in we'll get that from the email info we send you. You don't have to all finish together but all good teams tend to help each other.

Do we run together or as a relay?

You all run together, or should I say, start together.  It is not a relay, as we want to have prize giving before dark. Good teams stick together though and a great team building exercise!  Your combined time counts.

Do I get a Race pack?

We’ll keep you fully informed of happenings on Facebook and by email up to the day.  Race Brief will be 15 minutes before the race starts.

Race pack pick ups will be confirmed shortly and will be on Thursday 5th of April and Friday 6th of March 3:00pm and 6:30pm at The Ashley Hotel Mandeville Street Riccarton Christchurch

 

Can someone else pick up my Race pack?

If you want someone else to pick up your race pack, they can do that for you but please advise us who is picking up the pack, we can arrange multiples of packs to be picked up.  This makes it easier for us and saves queues.

What about race numbers?

We will be supplying a Race Number which HAS to be pinned on your front and we want this number to be written on you as well, please write this on your right arm below the elbow, "PLUS on your cheek or forehead as well, so we can see it if you lose your number in the mud".  At the finish line you’ll need to call your number out if asked.  

Do we start in waves?

This will depend on entry numbers; if we get large numbers we will do this in waves as the course is narrow in some places. We will have teams and individuals in separate waves.  As we said this will depend on numbers. The 10km individuals will go first, we thought this best to stir up the mud. Then 5km individuals followed by the teams. The Children's race will be run at 9:00am and we'll top up the water after them.

Are there changes rooms available?

We'll have this confirmed for you, if not changing rooms we will have changing tents and wash down areas for you all.  "Hot water may be limited but we'll have plenty of cold, don't stand in the cold showers too long it won't warm up".

Where is the run?

The run starts at the Oval of Canterbury Agricultural Park and goes throughout the Park before finishing back where you started from.

Car parking is available in the designated  car parking area. No parking on the grass.

Is a support crew needed in the run?

No, you don’t require a support crew during the run. You are to be self-sufficient.  It is always good to have someone to cheer you on at the finish though.  Actually if you've got a support crew they should enter as well and you can support each other throughout the MUD!!

Can we view the mud run?

You may be able move around parts of the course for viewing and photographs, if you get some great shots which we know you will please forward these to us.  We love seeing great shots form our events. Please don't push in front of other spectators there is plenty of space to see the competitors and you probably won't recognize them anyway. They all look the same in the MUD!!!

 

How deep is the water?

Hmmmm.........Depends how tall you are.

Seriously in the water bins it is about 1 metre and a bit deep, if we use containers it will be deeper, you may have to put your head under to get through though.  "ICE"?????

For the Children s race we'll evaluate the water bins for them and will skip some obstacles for safety reasons. 

How long will it take me to do the run?

We anticipate times to be between 25 minutes “Olympic athletes” to 1 hour and a bit for the 5k event.

What does the course look like now?

It looks like green field, well catered for.

Once the digger, scaffold, containers, builders gets in there we'll have more mud pits and slides, more fences to jump, more MUD Pits to crawl through. 

Anymore questions on the course?

What time does the run start?

The children start at 9:00am and the adults start at 11:00am

What time will prize giving be?

We anticipate that this will start around 15 minutes after the last competitor, this could be around 1:30pm although we're in the hands of you the competitor here.  Could be 1.30pm but if you're slow may be closer to 2.30pm but aim for 1:30ish. Seriously around 1:00 -1:30pm

Will there be food and drink available?

Yes; food venders will be at their and a bar for light refreshments being investigated. Bring cash as some may not have Eftpos facilities.  At the Finish some sponsors products will be provided, water, Horley's Replace and fruit.

 

Who starts first the Children, 5km or 10km run?

The School Children will Race first at 9:00am and when they're finished, the 10km run will start at 11:00am, followed by the 5km then the teams, depending on entries Corporate Teams may start seperatley after the other teams start. 

Is there a restriction to the number of run?

We will make that call if we have to but anticipate we can handle the numbers anticipated. We anticipate 2,000 - 2,500.

When do entries close?

Entries close 3 days before the event or when we've got a full field.  Just don't delay your entry and be disappointed.

Can I get a refund if I withdraw before the event starts?

No, sorry there are no refunds but you can transfer your entry to another competitor for a fee of $20.

Should the event have to be cancelled due to force majure, there will be no refund of entry fee.