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 withour post event bonfire and treat yourself to a pint of 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 with better or £6 with soft drink, please add to your booking form when you register.
The races use entirely natural paths and natural obstacles. The route uses public footpaths and trails in the privately own, yet publicly accessible, 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 event, with a few natural obstacles thrown in. We see it as a very muddy running race, negotiating the land as it lies - it is not a full on obstacle race, and we promise not to shoot you or electrocute you either ;-)
We have toilets and changing tents at the venue. We recommend bringing a change of clothes for after the race.
There is no charge for Accompanying Adults. Adults must be with their children at all times, max ratio of 2 children to 1 adult. The registration form for the child cover the adult accompanying them, no additional form is required. Accompany Adults are not given race numbers, nor are they awarded finishers medals.
The post race hog roast and beer is just £5 extra per person when you register, or £8 if you purchase it as add on at the race. Spectators can also pre order food at the time of registration, prices between £5-£8 depending on what is ordered.
In order to keep everyone running we will be starting the event off in wave of 100 runners at a time with 10min intervals. This enables everyone to naturally spread out and enjoy the course. All waves are open to runners of all abilities so the choice is yours - but remember, the later you start, the muddier you will get! Please confer with friends and family before you register to ensure you select the same wave if you wish to start together. The different start times are fully accounted for in the results so you can pick any wave and be sure of an accurate finish time. Please see the Race Day page for a provisional schedule.
You can enter any race at the Pipley Wood Mud Bath as a stand alone event using the Enter Online options below. We also have a series of events called the Beast of Bath Mini Challenge/Challenge. The Mini Challenge is a 5km + 10km + Half Marathon race series, the Challenge is a 10km + Half Marathon + Marathon race series.
The Beast of Bath series is 3 events on 3 dates taking on the hills of Bath. The Pipley Wood Mud Bath on 9th Feb, the Two Tunnels 'Hilly Ticket' race options on 10th May and the finale event at the Bath Running Festival on 26th July. All runners who complete thee series are awarded an amazing glass trophy. See the Beast of Bath event page for more details.
There are no hidden booking or processing fees. All races are £2 extra for on the day sign ups. There are great group discount rates for groups of 10 more, the runners can cover any range of distances on race day. 10-19 runners save 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners save 25%. All bookings must be made in advance of race to day to qualify for the discount rate. We ask all groups to register at least 4 weeks in advance of race if at all possible so we have the opportunity to top up our medal order if necessary.
All finishers will take home a custom medal specific to this event year. Designs to be revealed soon. As always, runners will get to enjoy our post race buffet of fresh fruit and tasty treats once over the finish line.
All our finishers 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 number of finishers for each gender in a given race distance. If there are more than 50 finishers then the full range range of awards are made as shown above. If there are less than 50 finishers then the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers overall will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as would like to keep this participation focused.
There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.