Get muddy in battle against cancer as new fundraising event comes to Bedford

Pretty Muddy is being launched in Bedford. Wandsworth Photography by Danny Fitzpatrick / DFphotography.co.uk copyright Danny Fitzpatrick / dfphotography  +44 (0) 7779 606901 danny@dfphotography.co.uk.
Pretty Muddy is being launched in Bedford. Wandsworth Photography by Danny Fitzpatrick / DFphotography.co.uk copyright Danny Fitzpatrick / dfphotography +44 (0) 7779 606901 danny@dfphotography.co.uk.

Women are being urged to fight dirty when it comes to conquering cancer by signing up for a new Bedford event from Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

The town has been chosen to host the only Race for Life Pretty Muddy events taking place in Beds this summer.

Pretty Muddy is a women-only, non-competitve 5k obstacle course - with added mud.

It will take place for the first time in the town at Bedford’s Priory Park on Saturday, June 13.

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life family events also includes the 5k and 10k courses, which thousands of women will take on starting from Russell Park and The Embankment on Sunday, June 14 to raise money for life-saving research.

Event manager Cara Waller said: “We’re so excited about launching Race for Life Pretty Muddy in Bedford. The event is taking place in the town for the first time and we’re calling on local ladies to sign up now. We’ve no doubt that they’ve got the fighting spirit to get down and dirty in the bid to beat cancer sooner.

“Pretty Muddy promises all the fun and camaraderie of our much loved 5k and 10k events – just with an extra serving of mud.

“Race for Life events are not competitive. They are not about being fit or fast. Women can complete the Pretty Muddy course at their own pace, climbing, jumping, walking and laughing their way around. It’s about an army of women coming together in the fight against cancer.

“If you’re looking for an opportunity to get the New Year off to good start, this is the time to commit to Race for Life. With fire in their bellies and trainers at the ready, we know that Bedford ladies are up for the challenge.”

To enter Race for Life go to raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.

5k events are being held at:

Bedford: 5k on Sunday, 14 June at 11.30am at Russell Park and The Embankment

Milton Keynes: 5k on Sunday, 8 June at 11.00am and 12.00pm at Campbell Park

Luton: 5K on Sunday, 5 June at 11.00am at Stockwood Park

10k Events are being held at:

Bedford: 10k on Sunday, 14 June at 9.00am at Russell Park and The Embankment

Milton Keynes: 10k on Sunday, 8 June at 10.00am at Campbell Park

Pretty Muddy is being held at:

Bedford: Pretty Muddy, Saturday 13 June from 10.00am at Priory Park