Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Munster will get down and dirty for its first taste of Mud Run as Ireland’s muckiest race heads south this coming June.

Model Sonya Coakley got down and dirty for the launch of the Munster Mud Run

The Munster Mud Run, which will be held at 11am on Saturday, 19th June 2010, takes place at Coillte, Ballyhoura Mountains, Doneraile, Co. Cork. The 5km forest track takes participants through mud pits, water holes and over a series of obstacles guaranteed to leave them dirty, muddy and smiling.

Registration for Munster Mud Run is now open for those with a sense of adventure and fun by visiting Cost of registration is €30 for individuals, while groups of four can register for €100.

Derek McKay of Mud Run Ireland said, “Munster Mud Run is guaranteed to be great fun and the Ballyhouras provide the perfect backdrop for the event. Mud Run is open to everyone from first-timers who want to try something different to those who train hard and want a good laugh.

“Our first Mud Run was hugely popular and people travelled from all over the country. We noticed those from Munster had a particular fondness for getting dirty and mucky so we’re really excited about the June event. Places are limited so register early!” he added.

Situated on the boarders of Cork, Limerick and Tipperary, the Ballyhoura Mountains are easily accessible; just 45 minutes from Cork and Limerick city centres. The region is fast becoming synonymous with outdoor adventure activities, which include mountain biking, kayaking, paragliding and equestrian sports.

Novelty prizes for the first male and female to finish will be presented on the day as well as prizes for the cleanest, dirtiest and first group to cross the finishing line. All participants will get a special Munster Mud Run t-shirt.

Participants can also raise some much-needed funds for MS Ireland. Sponsorship cards can be obtained by emailing

For more information contact:
Ciaran Curran, Mud Run Ireland – 086 373 5874
Derek McKay, Mud Run Ireland – 087 978 6427