Chance to get down and dirty at Action’s new mud challenge | Action Medical Research

Chance to get down and dirty at charity’s new mud challenge

18 May 2015

If you’re looking for a new challenge and not afraid of a bit of dirt, it’s time to get down and dirty in aid of a great cause! This year children’s charity Action Medical Research has a limited number of places at the popular Mud Monsters Run in West Sussex for the first time.

The first race, on 7 June, offers three options: a 5k route for the faint-hearted, a 10k option for those not-so-clean freaks and a 20k challenge, comprising two laps of the 10k route, if you want to really wallow in the mud.

The Mud Monsters course, just outside East Grinstead, offers muddy puddles, filthy fields, wet woodland tracks, river crossings, deep squelchy bogs and many more grimy obstacles.

Those running for the children’s charity, whether as a team or an individual, will receive a 10 per cent discount on the registration fee: just go to to sign up and enter the code ACTION2015.

Mud Monsters will donate a further 10 per cent of the registration fee to Action Medical Research, and runners will get a t-shirt, goody bag and medal, plus there's free car parking and water stations on the day.

Runners can log on to to set up their fundraising page - and in case you can’t make it along on 7 June, there is another Mud Monsters Run on 11 October… so there are no excuses not to take part!

Money raised will help fund medical research to help sick and disabled babies and children. Action is currently funding research into many conditions, including preventing early labour and developing treatments for babies affected by premature birth, helping children with disabilities and tackling rare diseases for which there are currently no cures. 

For more information on our latest challenge, visit


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Action Medical Research is a leading UK-wide charity working to save and change children’s lives through medical research. We believe that the diseases that devastate the lives of so many of our children can be beaten. We have been funding medical breakthroughs since we began in 1952 like the first polio vaccines in the UK, ultrasound in pregnancy and the rubella vaccine – helping to save thousands of children’s lives and change many more.

Just one breakthrough, however small, can mean the world. Charity reg. nos 208701 and SC039284.

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