Another exciting day at the Maldon Mud Race 2014! The beautiful weather saw huge crowds line the promenade to support the colourful group of 300 runners. Chairman Brian Farrington said “this has to be our biggest crowd ever…while we await confirmation of the actual number of cars paying to park, we think the number is well in excess of 15,000.”
The charity, which raises money for charities across Essex, is supporting three major names this year – The J’s Hospice, Headway Essex and Macmillan Cancer Essex as well as many other names. Competitors can elect to run either for Maldon Mud Race charities or donate 50% to their own chosen cause.
Brian continued “This year we have more sponsors than ever including Tiptree Jams, Hoopers Brews, Three Rivers Golf, Specsavers, Mack Mazda and Mitsubishi Chelmsford, Benton Hall Golf, Essex & Suffolk Water.and many others We also have a new media partner, Essex Chronicle and gave received support from all the local media including names like Heart, Dream 100 and Chelmsford Radio.”
He continued “We want to give away over £50,000 this year but the race is a huge undertaking with support from our team all year round including directors and Stone Productions Creative. We also have a new website from Pipe Media www.maldonmudrace.com, and we launched our new lottery, The Maldon Mud Race Lottery where you can support us from as little as £1 a month and win some great prizes. Next year’s date is already set as 26th April 2015….so any sponsors out there, please get in touch and competitors and spectators …please put it in your diary!