Race for Life Pretty Muddy to return to Lincoln with bigger, muckier course

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Women across the county can get ‘down and dirty’ for Cancer Research UK with the return of the hugely popular Pretty Muddy event at the Lincolnshire Showground.

The event, which was held in Lincoln for the first time in 2016, will be returning with a new 10k obstacle course option – double last year’s 5k course and promising an extra helping of mud.

The women-only Race for Life Pretty Muddy event takes place on Saturday, May 6 and those interested in taking part can now sign up online.

Thousands of ladies took part in the 2016 Prety Muddy event in Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolniite


Harry Hardiker, Cancer Research UK’s Lincoln Event Manager, said: “We’re so excited to bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy 10K to Lincoln for the very first time after a hugely successful 5k Pretty Muddy last October.

“We’re calling on local ladies to limber up and muck in to make it a huge success. We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the muddy motivation to take on the challenge and help beat cancer sooner.

“Pretty Muddy has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events – but with added mud, thrills and spills. It’s the perfect challenge for those looking to commit to get more active in 2017.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolniite

“Race for Life events are not competitive and women can complete the Pretty Muddy course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. Whether they plan to wade their way through the mud or make a big splash, every muddy step mums, daughters, sisters and friends take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

Every day, around 70 people are diagnosed with cancer in the East Midlands, but the good news is more people are surviving the disease now than ever before.

Survival rates have doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.

To enter Race for Life today go to the website here or call 0300 123 0770.

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