Pretty Muddy 2024 – Fundraising for Cancer Research

Pretty Muddy fundraiser 2024

We are taking part in the Pretty Muddy fundraiser 2024!

This year, MCJA are taking part in the Pretty Muddy (Race for Life) fundraiser for Cancer Research UK. This will be taking part on the 20th of July (starting at 11.45am) at Sefton Park, Liverpool. Our incredible team will be taking part in an epic 5k obstacle course race through mud to raise funds for the leading cancer charity in the UK.

1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer in the lifetime, so we want to make it our mission to help support research in getting one step closer to a cure for a cancer.

*All donations and funds raised will go straight to Cancer Research UK.

Where can I donate?

You can donate by visiting our JustGiving page here – all donations are welcome, so whether you can donate £2 or £50, every donation helps us get one step closer to a cure for cancer.

Can I take part?

Of course! If you would like to take part, all you need to do is sign up here to the closest Pretty Muddy event near you. There are over 50 Pretty Muddy events taking place across the UK, so it won’t be a challenge to find one near you!

Tickets start from £12 for children, and £22.49 for adults, with a minimum fundraising target of £50 per person. Please note, children must be over the age of 6 to take part in the Pretty Muddy Kids events, and aged 13 or over to take part in the Pretty Muddy Adults events. Adults must supervise children under the age of 13.

The meeting point will be at the Sefton Park Obelisk, with the start and finish lines to the left.

Travel information

  • Pedestrians – Enter via the Sefton Park Obelisk entrance through Croxteth Drive. The meeting point is 200m away.
  • Parking – There is no designated parking for blue-badge holders and non blue-badge holders.
  • Bus – You can access the park by jumping on the 75, 80 or 80A from Liverpool Lime Street to Harrington Road.
  • Train – There is a train every 15 minutes from Liverpool Central to St Michaels (20-minute walk to Sefton Park).
  • Bikes/E-bikes – There are no designated bike racks or e-charging ports for e-bikes.

What to bring/wear on the day

  • Bottle of water – Please bring your own reusable bottle of water to avoid single use plastics. There will be a water station at the event to refill your water bottles.
  • Change of clothes – You will get messy! There will be no lockers available, so bring a set of clean clothes and a towel, and ask a friend to mind them whilst you tackle the obstacle course.
  • Wear the right attire – Wear breathable gym gear and comfortable trainers, and make sure to check the weather beforehand to dress appropriately.
  • Wear sun protection – If it is hot, make sure to wear SPF and sunglasses/a hat when NOT taking part on the course, to ensure you are covered up and protected from sun damage.
  • Back sign and race number – This will be sent to each participant in the post. Make sure to bring safety pins to attach them to you on the day.


  • No dogs allowed.
  • Not suitable for pushchairs.
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs.
  • No bag drop.
  • No showers.
  • No parking.
  • Toilets on site.
  • Refreshments available.

This event is not wheelchair accessible – if you wish to find out more information or would like to bring a carer/guide runner with you, please contact the Cancer Research Supporter Hotline on 0300 123 0770 (option 1) or email

There will be British Sign Language interpreters on site whilst the event host is speaking.

How do our donations help Cancer Research UK?

Cancer Research is the leading cancer charity in the UK, aiming to work towards a cure for all types of cancer. Cancer Research conduct research into cures for all different types of cancer, such as; breast cancer, brain tumours, skin cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer, leukaemia, prostate cancer, rare cancers, and many many more. They conduct research into cancer biology, cancer drugs, prevention of cancer, radiotherapy, early diagnosis, and so on.

One of the biggest milestones that Race for Life have helped fundraise for is radiotherapy, which has helped over 130,000 people with their cancer treatment. Race for Life have also raised over £970 million for cancer research since it started 30 years ago in 1994.

Cancer Research UK have pledged to spend £1.5 billion into cancer research and study trials to get us one step closer to a cure for cancer.

If you are not able to take part in the Pretty Muddy (Race for Life) event, you can still donate directly to Cancer Research UK here.

How do we support those suffering with cancer?

Here at MCJA, we support vulnerable individuals in their own home, allowing them to stay independent for as long as possible.

We provide care to individuals who suffer with a variety of different health conditions, including those who suffer with cancer.

Whilst we do not provide specialist cancer care, we do offer a range of other services such as personal care, companionship, assistance with feeding, meal preparation, shopping calls, and much more. For more information on the services that we provide, visit our services page.

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