Do you think you have what it takes to tackle The Mudder? This filthy and fun event has been running at Rangitikei Farmstay for the past five years and this year will be better than ever.

So what makes The Mudder unique? If you ask the entrants from previous years they will all tell you different things but one thing they all agree on is that this course is up there with the best. This is no flat, dawdle around some obstacle course on the edge of suburbia. The rugged hill country of the southern Rangitikei makes for plenty of lung burning and calf aching even before you throw in the obstacles. The course is designed to maximise the natural assets of the working sheep and beef farm it is hosted on. Many of the obstacles are based on natural springs that see guaranteed mud all year round. There is a dam with a floating island to crawl over, a 100 year old tree with roots straight out of a Hobbit scene and plenty of dams, bogs, and hills. Throw in some man made obstacles and you have a course that guarantees fun, laughter and a great day out.

There will be some new obstacles for 2018 but exactly what they are will be kept secret until closer to the event. With 3km, 5km or 8km course options, The Mudder has something to suit both elite athletes and complete novices. Enter as a business or family for great team building or as a single if you are looking for a personal challenge. Costumes are welcome and encouraged and there will be some great prizes for the best dressed teams and individuals.

Once again the 3km course will be opened up to intermediate aged students from Years 7 and 8, giving them the chance to enjoy all the main thrills. Students wanting to enter this category will need to be accompanied by a parent as well, and they will complete the 3km course together. That gives kids a great excuse to drag Mum or Dad out for some good old fashioned filthy fun.

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The help of the local community has been vital in the creation of this event. This year The Mudder will give back to local community groups that provide volunteers so if you have a group that is interested please contact the event managers.

Thanks to everyone who contributes to making the day such a success and stay tuned for more information.

Andrew and Kylie Stewart
Event Managers