Race for Life Chelmsford Pretty Muddy 5k event image

Race for Life Chelmsford Pretty Muddy 5k

Hylands Park, Greenbury Way, Chelmsford, CM1 3PJ

Sun 14th July 2024

1 race


Organiser's Description

Climb, crawl and slide your way around the Pretty Muddy® obstacle course at your own pace. 5k is just over 3 miles and can take about an hour to complete on average, but there's no pressure to finish in a certain time – it's all designed for fun! Get muddy as an individual or with a group of friends or family, act like a big kid and raise money for life-saving cancer research.


  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Sun 14th July 2024



  • Adults

    Entry for Adults 18 and Over

    Sun 14th July 2024


How to Get There

Pedestrians: You can access the main event site via Hylands Park or Hylands House entrance. Head towards Flint Cottage and you will see the event site.

General Event Parking: There is a designated FOC car park available at the venue which is accessed via Greenbury Way/ Hylands Park entrance. Please do not try to enter the park via the main entrance for Hylands House off of Three Mile Hill. We ask that those driving to the venue follow the traffic management signage and do not park in the venues own car park as charges will apply.

Blue Badge Parking: Blue badge parking is accessed via Hylands House entrance. Please note that the traffic management signs will take you to a different entrance and car park which is further away from the event site so please do not follow them.

Drop Offs: A designated drop-off zone is located by the Race for Life car park which will be managed by stewards.

Public Transport:-

Bus: First Bus service 351 stops outside Hylands Park

Train: Chelmsford Railway station which is 3.5 miles away

Electric Charging points: There are no charging points at the venue. Closest charging points are BP Pulse - 2.9 miles or Pod Point - 2.8 miles

Cycling Bike Racks: There are approximately 20 cycle spaces in the main car park (Writtle end) and there are also a few cycle spaces by the visitor centre.

Further Information

Due to the nature of the event it is not suitable for wheelchair users. However If you require any further information on the accessibility of a Pretty Muddy event, or wish to bring a carer/assistant to accompany you or if you need to bring a guide runner, please contact our Supporter Hotline on0300 123 0770 and press 1 when prompted(Opening hours are 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday) or email us [email protected]

If you aren't sure whether Pretty Muddy is right for you, take a look at the obstacles and make up your own mind, please visit our website https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/about-our-events/pretty-muddy/obstacles

If you feel you might need extra help at the event please do pick up a badge at the Blue Enquires Marquee so that our crew and volunteers can look out for you and check you are OK.

Our team of Event Managers are proud to be Dementia Friends.

Meeting Point Information

The start line is on the open grass area behind Flint Cottage.If using what3words, enter <a href="https://www.what3words.com/square.ropes.stays?partner=RaceForLife">///rocket.making.gums</a> in the free app, to find the exact starting point.

The finish line is opposite the start line on the open grass area.

Event Day Information

Please do bring your family and friends along to cheer you on and support you on the day.


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