Introducing a new LOROS Hospice challenge this year ‘The Mudnificent 7’, the UK’s most popular mud and obstacle race.
Devised by seven of the top obstacle race designers in the UK, their expertise has been utilised to create an exhilarating and challenging obstacle race that will really test your strength and stamina.
The 7km course takes place at 12.30pm on 11th August, and requires participants to overcome physical and mental challenges. The course must be completed on foot and is likely to include mud and water, so expect to get dirty. Each 1km zone is unique and changes each year, so no two courses are the same.
Hosted at the Heart of England Country Park in Coventry, LOROS Events Lead, Andrew Ward said: “I’m really looking forward to our team taking on The Mudnificent 7. It’s a great event with a real party atmosphere and anyone that joins us can really test their physical and mental ability.
“As you need to work together to get past many of the obstacles, moral support will definitely be key to this challenge, so get your mates on-board and get muddy for LOROS Hospice.”
David Roulston of Shepshed has been taking part in Mudnificent 7 events for three years now in memory of his friend Michael Smith of Sileby.
“My life-long friend Michael was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease at just 33 years old. Following his devastating diagnosis, a bunch of friends and I decided to raise money in order to have his home adapted to make his life easier, that’s when we set-up the Michael Smith Trust Challenge Team.
Following Michael’s terminal illness diagnosis, Dave spent some time with his friend at LOROS, who cared for Michael until he died.
“From day one, LOROS was just incredible. I was shocked and amazed all at the same time when I stepped on to the ward. LOROS went above and beyond for Michael, making the end of his life as comfortable as they possibly could. The work they do is just brilliant,” said Dave.
“I have been raising money for LOROS Hospice for the past year. So far, our team has managed to raise over £20,000 in Michael’s memory.” he added.
With his first-hand experience of The Mudnificent 7, David says that it is a tough challenge to get through.
“Mudnificent 7 is a real challenge for anyone that wants to take part. As a race, it’s by far one of my favourites, I love it. If you are thinking of signing up, you’ll do much better with some support to get through the different zones, so either bring your friends, or look out for the Michael Smith Trust Challenge Team and we’ll give you a hand. “
The minimum age limit is 16, and each finisher will receive a free t-shirt and medal as part of the event.
Entry is £20 with an £80 sponsorship pledge.
For more information and to book visit loros.co.uk/mud