Fancy a dirty weekend?

Organisers of this year's Race For Life Pretty Muddy have already been calling on Fylde coast women to get involved, but now they are calling on men too.

Tuesday, 15th August 2017, 2:25 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 11:58 am
Pictures Martin Bostock
 The Pretty Muddy charity event, Lawsons Field, Blackpool.
Pictures Martin Bostock The Pretty Muddy charity event, Lawsons Field, Blackpool.

Men and women are needed for the volunteer team for the event, which takes place on September 23, at Lawson’s Showground in Blackpool.

There’s a wide variety of fun roles on offer, open to everyone.

At Race for Life Pretty Muddy – the 5k women-only obstacle course – volunteers will play a crucial role encouraging and supporting women of all ages as they tackle the scramble nets and inflatable hurdles, clamber over the climbing frame and hurtle themselves down the mud-splattered inflatable slide.

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There’s also the opportunity to be a “mud mixer” on the day, helping to get the consistency just right for participants to crawl, wade and splash about in. Other roles include managing the enquiries and bag drop area.

Laura Taylor, Cancer Research UK’s Blackpool Event Manager, said: “Race for Life is a women-only series of events but men have a really important role to play. By joining our squad of dedicated volunteers, they will not only help to make our events an outstanding success, they’ll also be doing their bit to beat cancer sooner.

“Volunteering at Race for Life is fun, challenging and rewarding. The atmosphere on the day is electric as people from all walks of life come together to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

“By volunteering, men and women will be helping to support a hugely successful fundraising event, enabling thousands of women and their supporters to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work. Without the dedication of the volunteers, who give their time and energy to support our cause, our events simply wouldn’t be possible.”

Cancer Research UK staff will brief, guide and support volunteers. Visit or call 0300 123 0770.