Event Info & FAQ:

Date – Sunday 30th October 2016
Family Mud Madness (11-16) 3km – 9:30am Start
Mud Madness (17+) 5km – 12pm Start

Please read through this information thoroughly. It’s all there to help you have an enjoyable – and safe – time at the event. Also, there are a few shameless references to our Facebook page, which you should definitely go and like.

Event Location, Directions & Parking

The event is held at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0DZ.

30 minutes from Aberdeen City Centre and 15 minutes from Aberdeen Airport.

Lochter is situated 1 mile outside of Oldmeldrum off the A920 Colpy Road. www.lochter.co.uk

2016 Event Registration & Timings

Sunday 30th October 2016:
09:00 – Registration Opens
09:45 – Race Briefing & Warm Up
10:00 – Family Mud Madness 3km
11:15 – Course Closes
11:30 – Registration Closes
11:45 – Race Briefing & Warm Up
12:00 – Mud Madness 5km
14:00 – Course Closes


No Spectators are permitted on the course. There are designated spectator areas from where you can see the majority of obstacles. The ground in the area may be rough and potentially muddy. Parking will be available on site.

Age Restrictions

All competitors taking part in Mud Madness 5km event must be aged 17 or over on the day of the race.

All competitors taking part in Family Mud Madness 3km event must be aged 11 or over on the day of the race. You may be asked by registration staff to present Photo ID as proof of age on the day.


Mud Madness Aberdeen is a commercial event that partners with Marie Curie and CLAN Cancer support, for all to offer an opportunity for the charity to raise funds, whilst people are having fun and challenging themselves.

Together we encourage participants to raise as much money as possible in support of the event, to fund the care and support Marie Curie and CLAN provides for terminally ill people and their families.

Showers / Changing / Toilets

There will be a number of toilets on site. Changing facilities are very limited (marquees / tents). There are no bespoke showers, although we will provide a basic system to help competitors wash off any excess dirt and mud. The majority of competitors jumped in the lake adjacent to the finish line in the previous event.

What to Wear

No football boots or spikes can be worn on the course. Please wear normal flat-soled training shoes. We would also advise a pair of socks to go over your timing chip. The best footwear is a pair of old trainers with nice tight laces or, as competitors have done in the past – gaffer taped on!

We would advise competitors to arrive in the clothing they intend to wear racing and bring a change of clothes, towel and some bin bags for the trip home. Cotton clothing is not advisable to race in as it will retain water from the ponds as you work through the rest of the course. Most competitors – if not in fancy dress! – opt for a base-layer style top and running shorts or leggings.

You will receive your event t-shirt when you register on the day.

We do not have a secure facility for valuables. We can provide an area for competitors to leave their bags but we would advise that you leave all valuables at home where possible.

Race Disclaimer - Please Read

By entering Mud Madness you have acknowledged and agreed to the race declaration:

“You [the participant] have entered this race at your own risk. The organisers will in no way be liable for any injury before, during or after the event. You understand and agree that you participate in the event entirely at your own risk and that no responsibility whatsoever shall attach to any event sponsors, race directors or any persons involved in the organisation of the event for any injury, accidents, loss or damage suffered by you in or by reason of the event however such may be caused. You are healthy and have no known medical condition which would put you or others at risk. You are over 17 years of age on the day of the race and you have read and understood this declaration.”

By entering the race you have agreed to this Race Disclaimer and the Terms & Conditions of Mud Madness 2016.

Parents or Guardians to sign disclaimer on behalf of participants who are Under 17.

Race Packs, Goodie-Bags, T-Shirts & Medals

Please note: we do not send out race packs in advance of the race. You will receive your t-shirt when you register. Medals will be awarded to all finishers.

The T-shirt looks slick, you should definitely wear it to the office the day after the race. Also, you should like us on Facebook if you haven’t done so already.

Race Number

Your race number will be written on your hand with a marker pen.


The Mud Madness course is designed to be challenging for all – whether you’re a serious athlete or just coming along for the fun, our unique course will fit your needs! Short and simple, if we can do it, you can do it!

Course Marshals

There will be marshals stationed at each of the obstacles on the Mud Madness course. They will be there for your safety and to assist competitors when required. Marshals will not be able to help all competitors so we have installed ropes at challenging climbs to help you out of the mud!

Please be courteous and respectful to fellow competitors, staff and marshals. Any offensive violations of this statement will result in immediate disqualification and removal from the event. The marshals are good peeps, they’ve given up their time to help you out, so a nice thank you, a smile, minimal mud splatter, it’s all appreciated!

Please note, a number of the supporters at Mud Madness are young children so please be mindful of your language and gestures whilst at the event.

Cancellation/ Refunds

In the event of an entrant not being able to take part or the event being postponed, no refunds will be offered. If the event is postponed it will be rescheduled at the first appropriate opportunity.

Family Mud Madness 3km

This event will take place on Sunday 30th October with a 9:30am start.

This event is for those aged 11+. Ages are taken by a participants age on the day.

Family Mud Madness will be on a shorter 3km version of the full course with a lower age allowed so the whole family can run together. There will be a number of obstacles which will be suitable and safe in relation to the age of the participants. Parents will be able to follow their child where able but no assistance will be permitted during the event. Marshals will be positioned throughout the course to assist if required.


Some parking will be available on site with over flow parking a short distance away.