JCB is to host one of this year’s most exciting charity events: the JCB Mud Run.
Combining all the elements of the increasingly popular mud running events with the unrivalled strength and versatility of JCB construction equipment, means that on Saturday 10th November 1,500 lucky people will take part the event to help raise money for JCB’s nominated charity: the NSPCC.
The event will take place in Staffordshire and competitors will be transported to the start from JCB’s World HQ in Rocester to run, walk, slither and slide their way around 20 obstacles across a 5 mile course.
JCB is working with specialist challenge event organiser Eight Point Two to build, excavate, construct and lift challenging obstacles into place that competitors will climb over, swim through, swing across and slide down in this charity mud run that will test the endurance, co-ordination and strength of the participants.
Ian Loombe from Eight Point Two said: “Working with JCB means that we have access to a fantastic event site and some amazing kit to build our obstacles with – we really have been able to let our imagination run wild.”
Matt McClurg, JCB’s Worldwide Marketing Director said: “Mud runs are increasing in popularity around the world and this will be a real fun way of raising money for JCB’s NSPCC Appeal. In addition, the strength and endurance needed to complete the course fits well with JCB’s brand and machines.”
Eight Point Two has been creating challenge events since 2001 and their increasing portfolio of races and challenges meant that they were the obvious choice when JCB decided to hold this event to raise funds for the NSPCC.
Entry is strictly limited to 1500 places and every penny of every registration fee will be donated to the NSPCC. Competitors will be allowed to be cheered on by supporters but these must also be registered in advance to ensure that they can be transported to the start. There are no facilities for parking at the event site.
If you want to accept the challenge and take on the first ever JCB Mud Run then enter at www.thejcbmudrun.com. You can choose to run as an individual or as a team of four.