Heidi Stower, aged 7, from Strensall, and her best friend Molly-Rose Warren, 7, have been getting into practise on space hoppers for the new Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids event, which is designed specifically for children.
It will take place for the first time on The Stray in Harrogate on Saturday 14 July as part of the Race for Life series and the girls are encouraging others to join them in making a muddy splash for Cancer Research UK. Places are already selling thick and fast so people are being advised to sign up now to make sure they don’t miss out.
Pretty Muddy Kids is a new exciting obstacle course designed just for children – with added mud, thrills and spills.
From space hoppers and scramble nets to mud chutes and muddy pools, 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 adult course, which thousands of women will take part in at the same venue on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July.
By taking part in Pretty Muddy Kids, children across the region can have fun with friends and help raise valuable funds to beat cancer sooner at the same time. Money raised will help Cancer Research UK scientists find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease, helping save more lives.
Heidi’s aunty Rachel Speight-McGregor, who is a fundraising manager for Cancer Research UK in Harrogate and former space hopper world record holder, said:
I’m so proud of the girls for getting involved in Race for Life and supporting such a fantastic cause. They are so excited about taking part in the Pretty Muddy Kids event and having an excuse to get covered in mud from head to toe. This new event is sure to be a big success in the year that Race for Life makes its return to The Stray!
Despite their young age, the girls know all too well the impact of cancer with Molly-Rose’s dad was previously diagnosed with the disease.
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. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled since the early 1970s and Cancer Research UK’s work has been at the heart of that progress.
This is the first time that Harrogate will be hosting a Pretty Muddy Kids event. The obstacle course promises plenty of fun, thrills and spills and it is hoped other children will rally their friends, family and schoolmates to sign up and get messy for Cancer Research UK.
The entry fee for Pretty Muddy Kids is £10.00. The event is open to boys and girls aged from 5 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