A local team of 50 people ranging in ages from 14 to 63 years have signed up to take part in Muddy Mayhem 2019 at Knebworth House Park in Hertfordshire.
Known as, ‘Team Mudflaps’ - the troop originally came together after its members met at weekly bootcamp sessions run by Fitness Squad in Hitchin, Letchworth Garden City, Stevenage and Royston.
For some of the team, it is the second year to take part in the muddy fun run. Last year group member John Galvin rallied a team together following the passing of his sister Jenni in the Hospice. They successfully raised £1,200 and are on target to raise a similar amount again this year.
Fitness Squad member, Niamh Hunter, encouraged a bigger team to get involved again this year.
Niamh said: “Crossing the finish line together was the highlight for me last year. The thing about Fitness Squad, is everyone has different abilities, come from different backgrounds and is made up of different ages.
“There is a real team mentality here and our motto is no-one gets left behind, we all cross that finishing line together.”
With just two weeks left to go, over 400 people have already signed up to trudge across the 5k route and there is plenty of time to still sign up.
Event organiser, Jake Amos commented: “This is a fantastic achievement by the team to get so many people involved, and all for a great cause - to help raise vital funds towards the hospice.
“It goes to show as mentioned, you can have a variety of abilities from total beginner to the experienced, but the most important thing is that you are taking part and having a ton of muddy fun!”
To sign up for Muddy Mayhem or find out about all the other events on offer this year click here or contact the fundraising team on 01462 679540.