The Farm Mud Run FAQs 

Pumpkin Patch Colchester and Basildon Pumpkin picking
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Colchester CO6 3PR- Sunday 1st September 2019 
 
 
How do I get there? 
 
Colchester Farm Mud Run 
Sunday 1st September 2019 
Green Lane 
Aldham 
CO6 3PR 
 
Basildon Farm Mud Run 
Sunday 8th September 2019 
Watch House Farm 
Wash Road 
SS15 4ER 
 
Is there parking? 
There is plenty of free parking on site. All cars are parked at own risk. 
 
Can I bring my dog? 
Dogs are only allowed to run in The Farm Mud Run in Session 4 at Basildon on 8th September 2019 at 3pm- 5pm which is specifically for dogs and their runners. We do allow dogs on leads in the spectator area.  
 
Where do I register? 
There will be a registration tent where you will need to show your ticket and you will be given your wrist band in order to compete in the run. 
 
What time are the events? 
1 September - Colchester 
Session 1- 9.30am- 11.30am (registration opens at 9am) 
Session 2- 11.30am- 1.30pm (registration opens at 11am) 
Session 3- 1.30pm- 3.30pm (registration opens at 1pm) 
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8 September - Basildon 
Session 1- 9am- 11am (registration opens at 8.30am) 
Session 2- 11am- 1pm (registration opens at 10.30am) 
Session 3- 1pm- 3pm (registration opens at 12.30pm) 
Session 4- 3pm-5pm runners with dogs! (registration opens at 2.30pm) 
 
Can I purchase a ticket on the day? 
Pre booked tickets only- all tickets must be purchased in advance using booking website eventbrite.  
 
Please remember to bring your ticket with you either on your phone or printed. We will need to see this in order to issue you with your wrist band. (Eventbrite, our ticket provider, has an app you can download, and in which you can store your tickets.) Remember all children age 10 and under need an adult to go around the course with them and the adult accompanying them must purchase a ticket. 
 
All runners will receive one medal on completing the course, regardless of how many times you choose to complete it. (Please note dogs will not receive a medal) 
 
What should I wear? 
Something that you don’t mind getting covered in mud! 
 
Long sleeves and trousers are essential and suitable footwear, like an old pair of tight trainers. Football boots and spikes are not allowed. 
 
Please bring a change of clothes, wet wipes and a towel for when you have finished, and a dustbin liner to put all of your muddy clothes in. 
 
Please take your dirty clothes home with you- the mud will come out with a quick wash in the washing machine! 
 
We will be selling mud run t-shirts on the day!  
 
Are there toilets and showers on site? 
We have portable toilets on site. 
 
We do not have showers, but we will have a basic wash station where you will be able to rinse off any excess mud. 
 
We do not have any changing facilities. We do not have anywhere on site to store valuables; we advise you leave these at home. 
 
How many obstacles are there? 
We have over 15 obstacles for you to tackle on the farm mud run. Each obstacle will be marshalled. 
 
Our marshals will be on hand for your safety and to offer you support. In the event of an injury please inform the marshal closest to you who will be able to assist you further. Any offensive behaviour towards a marshal or other participants will result in being asked to leave the site. 
 
Will there be refreshments? 
We will have hot and cold refreshments and a BBQ. 
 
The refreshment stand will accept both cash and card. 
 
Alternatively, you are welcome to picnic in the registration field. 
 
Who is the mud run aimed at age wise? 
We have planned this event for children aged 4 and up. Under 10’s must be accompanied by an adult due to the nature of the run and the obstacles, plus it is a great family day out! All adults completing the course must purchase a ticket. Children aged 10 and above we advise one adult to every 4 children. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children. 
 
Can I spectate? 
We love seeing spectators cheering and they are welcome for a small fee of £1. Tickets can be purchased online in advance via eventbrite or pay on the door. There will be designated areas for spectators to see many of the obstacles from. You won’t be able to see the whole course and race, but you will be able to some of the obstacles and the start and finish lines. We do ask that you keep within the spectator areas for your own safety; only those with a wrist band can run the course. 
 
What happens if I need to cancel my tickets? 
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable including where unable to attend due to illness or injury or a scheduling conflict. Pumpkin Patch Farms Ltd will only offer refunds in the event of cancelling or postponing the Farm Mud Run. 

What can you expect from our Farm Mud Run? 

A great welcome!! 
A registration wristband 
Toilets 
A warm up before being started off on a first come, first served basis 
The opportunity to run as many laps of the 1.5km course as you can manage 
A finishers medal 
The opportunity to purchase some Farm Mud Run merchandise (additional fee will occur) 
Free car parking 
On site BBQ (additional charges will occur) 
Great fun and of course..... lots of mud and obstacles!! 

Dates and Tickets 

Our Farm Mud Run is on rain or shine on the following dates: 
 
2019 Farm Mud Run dates are: 
 
1 September - Colchester 
Session 1- 9.30am- 11.30am 
Session 2- 11.30am- 1.30pm 
Session 3- 1.30pm- 3.30pm 
 
8 September - Basildon 
Session 1- 9am- 11am 
Session 2- 11am- 1pm 
Session 3- 1pm- 3pm 
Session 4- 3pm-5pm runners with dogs! 

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P.S We love seeing our muddy runners! Please share all photos on our facebook, instagram and twitter pages! 
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