Kids in Cullompton are calling on children across the county to make a mess for a good cause - at an exciting event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
Members of Cullompton Junior Rugby Club showed off their skills on space hoppers as they took them for a test bounce to highlight Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids events which is designed specifically for children.
It will take place on Saturday 20 July at Westpoint, Exeter, and the club is encouraging boys and girls to join them in making a splash for Cancer Research UK.
Exeter is one of cities across the UK which will host Pretty Muddy Kids.
Pretty Muddy Kids is an exciting obstacle course designed just for children - with added mud, thrills and spills.
From scramble nets and space hoppers to mud chutes and a ‘Muddy Paws’ race, children will face a range of fun and muddy obstacles to crawl under, clamber over and charge through.
The Race for Life family of events also includes the traditional 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy courses, which thousands of women will take part in at the same venue on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.
By taking part in Pretty Muddy Kids, children in Exeter can have fun with friends and help raise valuable funds to beat cancer sooner at the same time. Money raised will helpCancer Research UK scientists find new ways to treat cancer and save more lives.
Alison Birkett, Cancer Research UK’s spokesperson for the South West, said: “We’re delighted that the juniors at Cullompton Rugby Club were able to test out the space hoppers and make sure they had enough bounce in them. They decided they did and they had a lot of fun on the test run.”
“The obstacle course promises plenty of fun, thrills and spills and we hope children will rally their friends, family and schoolmates to sign up and take on the challenge.”
One in two people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their lives, 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.
Alison continued: “Pretty Muddy Kids has all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved Pretty Muddy events - but with an extra dose of muddy fun for the little ones. It promises to be a fantastic event for all the family so we urge people across the city to sign up right now.”
The entry fee for Pretty Muddy Kids is £10.00. The event is open to boys and girls aged up to 12 years old and there is a minimum height requirement of 1.2m. All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult, who have free entry to the event.
To enter Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids today go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.