Fun Run Gets Dirty


The Province's dirtiest trail run returns to Nelson Mandela Bay this weekend thanks to the Edge Financial Group. The 2015 Muck Run, a exciting untimed 5km bush obstacle course, takes place on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

With over 1,000 participants, the organisers split the event over two days offering entrants the opportunity to either tackle the 5km muddy obstacle course at 3pm on the Saturday or 10am on the Sunday. A children’s 2km obstacle course for kids 12 years and under who aren’t able to complete the 5km route takes place on Saturday starting at 2pm. Pre-registration on is mandatory with the Saturday 5km having already sold out.

Hosted by Bushpig Adventures situated off Lakeside Road, Kragga Kamma, participants will run, duck, weave, slip, slide and crawl through 10 obstacles designed for fun. Participation is for those that are looking for the ultimate fun with friends and family, it’s not about time or fitness but more about team building, camaraderie and just having a laugh at yourself. 60% of the entries are female and the bulk of the entrants have entered in teams of 5 or more. 

The Muck Run is one of those fun events where you get the opportunity to dress up and have a great time which is complemented by a festival type atmosphere with the Coca Cola music truck, the Castle Lite Beer Garden, numerous food vendors and the Builders Warehouse jumpy castle for the kids. The event is also great for the spectators who get to see at least 6 of the obstacles from close up including the final, and dirtiest obstacle, the mud crawl.

Late entry fees are available at R150 per person for the 5k and just R100 for the kids 3km race. Woodlands Dairy are providing some great hampers for the best dressed individual and teams over the weekend. The collection of race packs will be at the Wellness Hub at 2 Ascot Road (cnr Connyngham road and Ascot Road) on Thursday between 11am and 6pm. 

Bushpig Adventures gates will open at 12 noon on Saturday and at 8am on Sunday with an entry fee of just R20 per vehicle being collected by the Rotary Club of Port Elizabeth Sunrise. Participants and spectators are encouraged to bring unwanted clothing for donation to the Muck Run nominated charity, Khaya Cheshire which will be collected by the Rotarians at the festival area. 

The Muck Run offers great fun for all ages, especially the kids.