18 May 2019
Chorley Panthers Rugby Club , Coppull
Tough Swampy is an approximately 5 kilometre (3 mile) mud fun run. The course will start at end at the Chorley Panthers Rugby Club on Chisnall Lane, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5EA and will cover public footpaths, wooded areas and.. a swamp! The race is predominantly a run, however there may be obstacles along the way you will have to navigate such as: crawling under cargo nets, trudging through mud, walking in streams and more!
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The course will start and end at Chorley Panthers Rugby Club on Chisnall Lane, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5EA and venture into the surrounding areas of the site.
We ask that all participants arrive at our site before 9am on the morning of the race, this allows for plenty of time for registering, receiving your number and warming up for the race. The race will begin shortly after registration however we may be sending people out in groups at varying times to avoid congestion.
The cost is £10 for adults and £6 for children (children are classed as 8-16 years old) all monies will go to us as a charity!
Yes, due to the nature of the course and the difficulty of obstacles, we will not allow anyone under the age of 8 to participate in the race.
When you arrive you will be directed where to park your car, there is a car park at the rugby club and we have liaised with a couple of local pub owners, and there is also street parking available. Then you need to come down to our registration tent and check in. You will then receive your wristband with your runners number on it and be directed to the start point. There will be music playing and warm up exercises on the go while you wait for the race to begin. Between 9am and 10am the race will begin and there will be signposts, tape and marshals along the course that will guide you on the route. The finish line will be back at the place you start.
The course is approx. 5 kilometres long (3 miles). The length of time to complete this depends entirely on your own personal fitness and speed. There will be a time limit of 3 hours in place to complete the course, however on the test route the team walked around the track in an hour and a half so this should be plenty of time for everyone.
We welcome people with disabilities and support needs to participate, however individuals must bring their own support as required. The course is over rough terrain and through deep mud. There is always the option to do part of the course and miss out some of the more difficult obstacles. Everyone is welcome! If you don’t want to join in it will be just as much fun watching!
We advise that you wear for this race: running shoes, shorts and a t shirt however, as this is a mud and swamp-based event it is highly likely that anything you wear will be ruined. Therefore, we advise wearing items that you do not mind throwing away after the event. Fancy dress is welcomed but remember it will get ruined!
Yes. We have a decent sized car park that should be able to accommodate all vehicles, we have also spoken to some local pubs to see if they will let us park there, and there is nearby street parking available, this is free of charge.
As all our staff will be busy with the running of the event, we will not be able to take any responsibility for looking after valuables. We advise that you leave them at home or lock them in your car during the event.
No. Bring a bin bag!
Tough Swampy is intended to be more about completing the course than completing it in a certain time. However we understand that some people will be keen to push themselves or compare times so we advise anyone keen on recording their time to wear a waterproof watch or similar.
No animals whatsoever will be allowed at the Rugby Club or on the race, the Rugby club have a strict no dogs policy, so any dogs that are brought, you will be asked to leave them in the car.
Spectators will be allowed at the event, but only at the start and finish line. We will not allow people who are not participating in the race to stand around the track.
Tough Swampy is intended to be a fun run to raise money for charity and have an enjoyable experience. There is no pressure on any participant to complete the track in a hasty manner. If you so wish you may walk the entire route of the track and skip any obstacle you do not feel comfortable with. The time limit to complete the course is 3 hours, however when the team in charge of this event walked around the track to measure the distance it took them an hour and a half, so you should have plenty of time.
Tough Swampy is a come-rain-or-shine event, if its sunny we will be running, if it’s raining cats and dogs.. we will be running.
Yes, we understand that groups want to run together to support each other or groups with younger children will require that they stay together. We only ask that large groups be considerate of other runners and not block paths or obstacles so they can pass.
The limit for participants in this race is 500. Once this number is filled, registration will be closed and we will not accept any on-the-day runners.
There will be a free water station at the halfway point of the course and a café open at the Rugby Club selling tea, coffee, and a hot & cold food at the end of the track for participants and spectators.