Back for it's fourth year, the Pipley Wood Mud Bath runs through mud, more mud, natural obstacles, water crossings and even more MUD! Expect to come back filthy muddy from this really fun event. Warm yourself after the race with our post event bonfire and treat yourself to a pintof Bath ale's finest and a delicious hog roast for just £5! There are veggie, gluten free and soft drink options, please indicate on your entry form if you would like one of these options. Spectators can also order a hog roast in advance at £8 per head with beer, £6 per head with soft drink, please add to your entry form when you register.
The races use entirely natural paths and natural obstacles. The route uses public footpaths and trails in the privately owned ancient woodland of Pipley Wood. The routes are naturally water logged at this time of year and the lesser used paths in Pipley Wood muddy up a treat! We will take you on a tour of the woodland along gulleys and up ravines, over fallen trees and under others.
This is still very much a running race, with a few natural obstacles thrown in at Pipley wood. We see it as a very muddy running race, negotiating the land as it lies - it is not a full on obstacle race - we promise not to shoot you, electrocute you or cover you in honey and throw you in a nest of wasps ;-)
We have toilets and changing tents at the venue. We would recommend bring a change of clothes for after the race.
Collect the Bath interlocking medal in 2019
We have a new 3 piece interlocking medal to collect based on this great photograph of the Bath Circus taken by Simon Taylor. You collect one piece of the medal at each event. There is no separate series link for this medal collection, you just needs to sign up to the 3 events using their respective booking forms. You can sign up at any time. You can run any distance at the events to collect the medal series.
- Bath Skyline 10km on 12th/13th January
- Pipley Wood Mud Bath on 10th Feb
- Bath Running Festival on 28th July
All our runners receive a top of the range custom medal, as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats. We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis.
The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the total number of finishers (male and female combined) in a given race distance. If there are more than 100 finishers then the full range of awards are made as shown above. It there are between 50 and 100 finishers then the top 3 male and top 3 female runners will receive a prize. If there are less than 50 finishers then the first male and first female finisher will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as we would like to keep this participation focused.