Mud run 2020

A brand new event to Ferny Crofts for 2020, so why not sign up your group and enter.

This event is open to all Scouts ranging from Beavers right up to Adult Leaders. The focus on the Ferny Crofts Mud Run is all about having fun rather than competing against each other.  Therefore, we encourage you to all to work as a team and help each other around the obstacle course, even if you have never met before!

Saturday 7th march 2020


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What is the objective of this event?

Participants of Ferny Crofts Mud Run 2020 will run a course which will be broken up with a variety of team work inspired obstacles. The objective this event is all about having fun in an outdoor environment whilst developing skills of working as a team. Therefore it will not be a timed event with an over all winner of the day, it will primarily be an event all about having fun whilst working alongside the other people taking part in the day and building a comradeship with other Scout groups.  

You do not have to be an experienced runner to take part in this event

Provisional Event Details

The event will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020. The day will run from approximately 9:30 - 3:00pm and will cost £8 per participant. This does not include camping, which can be arranged separately (terms and conditions apply).


During the morning participants will have the opportunity to take part in optional activities and competitions such as Archery, Tomahawk Throwing, Egg and Spoon Races, Welly Wanging and an Egg Throw. 

The Mud Run will then be staggered based on age ranges. Each age range will have a different distance run to take part in. All runs will have a variery of obstacles throughout. 

Beavers - 1k run

Cubs - 1.5k run

Scouts - 2.5k

Explorers and Adults - 3.5K

Each of the courses will link up, so all participants will do the Beaver run and before this ends the Cubs and over will continue onto the Cub run. Then before the Cub run finishes all Scouts and over will continue onto the Scout run and so fourth. Therefore, Explorers and Adults will run the combined lengths of the Beaver, Cub and Scout runs but will then continue beyond these for a further 1K.


Before each run there will be a fun and exciting group warm up.



Provisional day's Layout

Groups will arrive to site from 8:30am and will be asked to check in at reception. The event shall then open at 9:30am with a flag break and welcome speech provided details of the days events. 

The day will start with some optional onsite activities during the morning. The Mud Run courses will then be open from /////. There will be a staggered start time to split the age ranges up. These will be confirmed once we have a better idea of sign up and the amount of participants within each category.  

programme to follow

what to wear

Participants will get muddy, so if you are going to take on the Mud Run, make sure that you wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty. We also advise that you ensure that clothing is lightweight and comfortable, so that you can move easily throughout the course.

Comfortable trainers are a must! Please DO NOT wear wellies, open toed shoes or football boots. 

We would also advise bringing along a set of clean, dry clothes and a towel. there is a central amenities block available for people to change in, as well as shower (if required). Please note that these shall be busy due to the amount of people on site. 

terms and conditions

The aim of this event is to provide an opportunity for participants to build upon their team work skills through a fun and adventurous way.

Ferny Crofts have implemented a few terms and conditions for the weekend:


  • Participants have to have attendance booked in advance and can not just turn up on the day, due to the programme layout and staffing having to be confirmed before the event starts. 

  • Ages? This event is open to all Scouts ages 6+

  • All young participants/groups must have a pastoral carer present with them during the event.

Bookings currently closed

This event is currently closed to bookings, as we are waiting to have the price and programme confirmed. 

If you have a question or would like to speak to a member of our team to find out more information, please contact the office on:

02380845092 or via

volunteers needed


To help us make the Ferny Crofts Mud Run a success we shall require a selection of volunteers to assist our staff throughout the day. We shall need people to help with a variety of jobs such as:

  • Catering will be provided throughout the event for all volunteers.

  • Camping will also be available. Any volunteers 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult leader. 

To volunteer for the Ferny Crofts Mud Run, please click HERE and complete the form.

If you would like further information about volunteering at Ferny Croft contact us via: or call us on 02380845092. 


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