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Thrill-seekers can take part in the ultimate challenge as one of the UK’s muddiest obstacle courses returns to Ashbourne. The tranquil Osmaston Manor and Park, an estate managed by Fisher German, is set to be transformed into an extreme adventure playground once again as the venue welcomes the X Runner Wild Mud Run. Thousands of people are expected to descend on the venue on 28 March to take on more than 70 obstacles running across swampy terrain, undulating hills and wooded areas.

This is the sixth year that daring participants are invited back to Osmaston Manor to encounter mud, water, tunnels, monkey bars, fire, giant walls, cargo nets, balance beams, hurdles and tightropes as part of the 5k or 10k courses. Adventure seeking children and their families can also join in the fun by taking part in the Junior Warrior 1.5k for four to 11-year-olds, or the Teen/Family Warrior 5k for those aged 12 and above, both of which feature a host of obstacles suitable for young people.

Event organiser Steve Walker said: “We are very excited to bring our Wild Mud Run back to Osmaston Manor in 2020. “It is a little known gem in a fantastic setting, and its large swamp area and lake makes it the perfect setting for our obstacle course.This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with more than 70 extreme obstacles for people to conquer. It’s a fun family event which attracts a wide range of people and we have even seen participants in their 80s take on the challenge. The obstacle course gives people the chance to release their inner child, providing the opportunity to do everything from swimming in lakes and crawling in mud to jumping through fire.”

Ian McKenzie, Senior Associate in our Ashby office, added: “It is excellent to be welcoming the X Runner Wild Mud Run back to Osmaston Manor. It’s a hugely popular event with a brilliant course, and we are confident that this year will be no different. Osmaston Manor is becoming increasingly popular as an events venue and it is fantastic that we are able to make these traditional estates accessible to new people by hosting a wide variety of events that appeal to a range of interests and age groups. We look forward to welcoming X Runner participants on 28 March.”

Registration for the event is now open for both individuals and teams, and further information can be found here