You should by now have received your Race Pack through the post with your race number, wrist band and 2 x Race Agreement Forms. If you have signed up in the last few days your race packs are in the post on their way to you.
Please note the 9.20am runners will now be running with the 9.50am Wave
Here is all the information you will need to have an awesome day. If you have signed up as part of a team please make sure all your team members are made aware of this information.
The 2 x Race Agreement forms both need to be signed and handed in on the day to the Mud Yard Reception. (Please note any under 18’s will also need to get their form signed by parent/guardian). You have already agreed to these waivers during the online booking process however these are required to be handed in, in order to be able to take part in the race so please don’t forget to bring them with you on the day.
Drayton Manor Theme Park,
Drayton Manor Drive
How to get there?
By Road – Drayton Manor is situated just off Junction 9 of M42 Motorway and is clearly signposted from most incoming routes. Sat Nav postcode B78 3SA
By Rail – Tamworth Railway Station is approx 3 miles from Drayton Manor
On arrival at Drayton Manor Theme Park enter through the main entrance, –
Drive past the Drayton Manor Hotel on your left and down the hill where you will see the Mud Yard banners and entrance.
Show your Race Info Pack letter or Race number to Drayton Manor Security who will allow you through to The Mud Yard event field. (Do not park on the hotel or other car parks as you may incur additional charges)
Parking will be charged at £5.00 per car this helps pay for signage, litter picking and land re-instatement.
Cash only – No cards accepted on the day
We strongly encourage you to car-share to save you £££’s and the environment.
Please have the right change available to help prevent queues.
When do I need to get there?
Please arrive on site at least 45-60 minutes before your wave start time –
This will allow sufficient time to park,
Hand in your signed Race Participation Agreement forms at the Reception Area
Attend the Safety demonstration and Warm up by the Mud Yard and Fit Camp Fitness Crew
Confirmed Wave times – the colour of the wristband in your Race Pack indicates which wave you are in:-
Pink/Blue Wristbands – 9.50am Wave (Please note the 9.20am wave has been moved to 9.50am)
Orange Wristband – 10.30am Wave
Yellow Wristband – 10.50am Wave
Green Wristband – 12.00pm Wave
Red Wristband – 12.20pm Wave
Is there a bag drop?
There is a Key Drop Only available on the day
Parking is on the event field so bags can easily be collected from your car after the event
If you are travelling by public transport and do not have spectators to look after your belongings please advise us beforehand
The Spud Man is providing on-site catering on the event field serving breakfast/hot food & hot/cold drinks
We have a great DJ on site to entertain you
My Sports and More Clothing and Nutritional Stand selling sports clothing and products so if you have forgotten any last minute items they can be purchased
Go Pro Hire – why not hire a go pro head/chest cam to record your Mud Yard experience – all our runners are entitled to a £10 discount by quoting MudYard10 – cost to hire £20 with discount – footage can be emailed or the SD card can be purchased for approx £5 and you can take it away with you. Dont forget to pre-book to avoid disappointment http://www.mysportsandmore.com/store/p1/Mud_Runner_Day_Hire_.html
Our Chosen charity Midlands Air Ambulance will have a stand so you can chat to them about the fantastic work they do
The Army Reserves Office are having a stand so if you are thinking of signing up you can have a chat with their team
On-site First Aid by our medics – Rapid Response Medical Group
Portable toilets and urinals
Cold Hose-down area
Basic seperate Male and Female Changing areas
What shall I wear?
We recommend tight fitting running leggings and long sleeves to keeps your legs and arms covered & protected. Avoid jersey material opt for breathable tight fitting layers instead
Trail trainers highly recommended – tie them tight or risk losing them in the mud!
Gloves to protect your hands
Fancy dress encouraged – Free tickets for next event for best fancy dress outfits
No jewellery/mobile phones/ipods recommended
Dont forget to bring a change of warm clothes, a towel and a bin bag to take your wet clothes home in
Will water be supplied?
Water points are available along the route and at the finish line
On the course – the barrier tape is there to guide you on your way. Please do not hold onto it or break it as it will not help you and may mean your fellow runners get lost or go the wrong way which is not what we want. If you see any barrier tape down around the course please advise your nearest marshal – we don’t want anyone to get lost.
Spectators are welcome
Bring along your friends and family to cheer you on – they can get an insight to what is happening on the course in our marquee which will be streaming video footage from the course back onto a projector screen.
Strictly no dogs allowed – with the exception of guide dogs
Will there be Photos?:
Onsite photography by Image Red Media Limited – there is a card in your Race Pack with the link details for the photos which will be available to buy online post event. Here it is again just in case – www.onlinepictureproof.com/imageredmedialimited No spectators are allowed on the course however we have 6 photographers who are going to be positioned at key areas to capture some awesome shots – give them a big smile and a wave. Own photos can be taken on start/finish field
We have our large Mud Yard Banner Backdrop for you to have a Before and After team photo taken.
We are also having our Mud Yard official video recorded on 19th so say Hi and give our video guys a wave and you may get a feature
What will I get at the finish line?
Awesome Sense of Achievement!
Limited Edition Mud Yard T shirt and not forgetting your Race Bling Medal
Goody Bag containing £5 online shopping voucher for My Sports and More, Chocolate bar and Bottle of water
Discounted Entry into Drayton Manor Theme Park for all runners will be available at The Mud Yard Reception on arrival if you have family visiting the theme park whilst you are taking part in the run – alternatively you can all head in there after
What happens when I finish:
Once you have crossed the line collect your t shirt and medal, have a shower at our hose down area and get changed into warm clothing in the changing rooms provided. We have a heated marquee where you can go to warm up and have some food.
Please take all your belongings with you or anything you do not want make sure you put it in the bins provided.
Please hang around have some food and a drink and help us to celebrate a Fantastic Day!!
We are really looking forward to seeing you all on 19th.
The Mud Yard Crew