Runners and outdoor pursuits’ enthusiasts are being encouraged to take part in a fun, yet gruelling, challenge this autumn to help raise vital funds for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. The Shropshire Mud Run Series, organised by outdoor activities company Ultimate Fitness Experience, is a 10K challenge which takes participants through ditches, caves and trails and, of course, plenty of mud!
The team at Ultimate Fitness Experience is planning two events to help raise money for the charity. The Follies Mud Run at Hawkstone Park in Shrewsbury takes place on Saturday 28th September 2013, while the Marshbrook Mud Run at Church Stretton is being held on Saturday 30th November 2013.
Fitness coach Tom Meehan said, “We’re aiming to attract over 250 entrants to each of the mud runs, and we’re encouraging people taking part to raise sponsorship money for the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity. In addition, proceeds from the car parking at each event will be donated to the charity.”
Maria Jones, Shropshire fundraising manager, for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, adds: “The Shropshire Mud Run Series sounds like great fun and will be an excellent way help boost funds for our service. At Midlands Air Ambulance we don’t just attend missions where patients require urgent medical treatment, we also airlift people who have had accidents in remote areas where land ambulances just can’t get to the scene, so support of the mud runs from keen runners and outdoor enthusiasts will really assist our fundraising total.”
Entrance for each run will cost £26 and if you would like to find out more about the Shropshire Mud Run Series, visit www.shropshiremudrun.com. For more information about Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, contact the team on 0800 8 40 20 40, alternatively visit www.midlandsairambulance.com .