A well-known Staffordshire spa is set to raise money for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust through a 5k race which will see people challenge hills, mud and water.
Moddershall Oaks, near Stone, are holding their second ‘Moddershall Mucky Ducks’ 5k race on Sunday 25th September – a race described as “friendly but feisty.”
The race is open to all ages and abilities and those taking part can run, jog or walk through the entire challenge. The challenge takes place around the 72 acres of Staffordshire countryside surrounding the spa.
Moddershall Oaks has an abundance of wildlife from foxes and badgers to a variety of bugs and butterflies – they’ve even been home to endangered newts and bats – and wanted to raise funds for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust due to the work carried out by the charity across the county.
Penny Holland, Director at Moddershall Oaks, said:
“The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is very close to our hearts and this a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our wildlife. Protecting the environment of our wildlife is equally as important as protecting the wildlife itself.
“Our ‘Mucky Ducks’ event aims to get friends and family together in the fresh air whilst raising funds for a very important cause. Many of the staff here will be taking part, including myself, and we are looking forward to a bit of friendly competition!
“The 5km course takes you through the stunning grounds and parkland of the Moddershall Oaks Estate which is brimming with wildlife, big and small. It will be a fantastic day, rain or shine, and this is a great way to raise funds whilst having lots of fun along the way.”
The cost of entry to the event is £35, which includes a Mucky Ducks t-shirt, a bottle of water, a donation of £5 to Staffordshire Wildlife Trust followed by a victory barbecue at the end of the race.
There will be three start times, 11.30am, 12.15pm and 1pm. Spectator tickets cost £9.50, which also includes a barbecue.
Anyone interested in taking part can enquire by calling Moddershall Oaks on 01782 399000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org