03 Jun 2015

FINAL preparations are underway for the 4th annual JCB Mud Run – one of the region’s most successful charity fundraisers.

The event was first staged in 2012 and attracted a field of around 500 competitors. Last year the number of entrants rocketed to more than 2,700 and this year’s total has already passed the 2,200 mark. Now competitors wishing to take part in 2015 are being urged to register as the deadline for entry of Saturday, June 20th looms.

A JCB spokesman said: “The JCB Mud Run has gone from strength to strength over the past three years and is now one of the area’s most successful and best-known fundraisers. Not only is it a brilliant fun day out, it has also raised £120,000 for the NSPCC over the past three years, with every penny being spent to help children in Staffordshire.

“The event completely sold out last year and with just over four weeks to go to the 2015 JCB Mud Run, booking now is essential so secure a place.”

The JCB Mud Run has a specially designed five-mile course completed with over 35 obstacles on land near the World Headquarters in Rocester. This year it will take place on Saturday, June 27th.

Mud slides, a 100ft underground tunnel, monkey bars and climbing walls are already confirmed as obstacles competitors will have to tackle as they negotiate their way around the course.

Mud runners, who must be aged 16 or over, will be bussed to the course where they will find bag storage and washing facilities. Spectators are welcome, and there will be a mini obstacle course for children. The entry fee is £55 per person.

Registration must be completed in advance at For all the latest JCB Mud Run news find us on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @thejcbmudrun.

The proceeds of the event will be donated to Carole House in Newcastle-under-Lyme, the charity’s new service centre which was set up after JCB and its employees completed a £2 million fundraising campaign.

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