The Annual Red Rock Mud Race is back for its 7th year on 10th August in aid of Devon Air Ambulance Trust. Splashing through the Teign at low tide, participants run around the notable red rock on the Bishopsteignton side of the river before returning to Combe Cellars beach in Combeinteignhead.
Veterans and accompanied children alike dash through the shallow waters across sand banks and around oyster beds. Participants then enter the muddy portion of the race before cleaning back up through clearer waters as they run back up the beach. A free drink awaits everyone at the finish. Spectators gather every year to cheer on the muddy competitors, making the event inclusive for the entire family, whether in the water or on the sand.
Trophies and medals are presented to not only the fastest first person back in each age group, but to the youngest and oldest participants, as well as various other awards determined from year to year. Last year the best dressed child was awarded a medal, who ran in a bridesmaids dress. This event promises a fun day out with a bit of old fashioned competition.
Caroline Creer, Director of Fundraising at Devon Air Ambulance Trust, says “We would like to thank the organisers of the Red Rock Mud Race for their continued support with this event, giving back to the Charity year after year. We encourage everyone to go out and get a bit muddy for a great cause”.
The Red Rock Mud Race is sponsored by Red Rock Brewery, Salty Dog Crisps, and The Teign Estuary Partnership. £5 entry fee. Registration begins at 12:30pm at the beach next to Combe Cellars and the race starts at 1pm. Parking will be located at Hearn Field.