Maldon mud race

Maldon, Essex is a town located in the east of England. The town is known for its strange racing competition held in December or January. Due to weather problems the last competition was on the 29th of April, 2012. The race is organized by the Maldon District council and local Rotary and Lions club. All the money collected in this event goes to those in need. The event was first organized in 1973.

Maldon mud race
Maldon mud race

Maldon mud race is held in the local Promenade Park. Each competitor has to pass through some 200 metres of mud, run across the river, drink a pint of beer from a barrel placed there and then return to the starting point. Participants usually wear funny clothes. The biggest problem for the organizer is high tide. Some races had to be postponed because of it.