Muddy Buddy slides into Havelock

Friday 1 February 2013, 2:56PM

By Marlborough District Council



Mud glorious mud! Get ready Marlborough as Sport Tasman brings the region’s muddiest fun run to Havelock this summer.

The Muddy Buddy, a family and team orientated ‘mudified’ adventure run, will take place in the ooze of Havelock’s Kaituna River estuary on Sunday 24 March.

Sport Tasman, with support from Marlborough District Council, is very pleased to be able to stage this exciting event and hopes that the people of Marlborough will dare to take up the challenge of the Muddy Buddy.

A similar event of the same name has been running very successfully in Nelson for the past three years and attracted over 1000 kids and adults slipping and sliding their way across a kilometre of prime Mariri mud last year.

Sport Tasman’s event manager, Rita Merriman, is expecting at least 200 people to enter the inaugural Marlborough event and hopes that numbers will steadily grow in future years.

“The Havelock community is very excited about this event coming to town and the support from organisations such as the Ports of Marlborough, fire brigade, DOC and Vision 20/20 has been brilliant in helping us get this event off the ground” says Merriman.

Teams of 2 to 20+ can enter the Muddy Buddy to complete one or several laps of a deliciously muddy course. Shoes are compulsory and fancy dress is encouraged.

For more information contact: Rita Merriman at Sport Tasman, Ph: 03 923 2311 or email: