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Our friends at Challenge Northumberland bring you the Mad March Mare!

It’s a challenge, not a race: 

Rise to the challenge and join the throngs of determined people who enter the Mad March Mare and battle against all the elements to get to the finish line! Battle against the earth… the wooded zone will have you climbing up and down huge ravines. You will ascend and descend over 500 metres. Battle against the wind… the venue can virtually guarantee that you will be fighting against that Northumberland wind at some point. Struggle through the freezing cold water… there will be lots of cold muddy water for you to endure. And finally, as you might expect, when you mix earth and water together, you get mud, so you will get muddy, very muddy!

On the 10k course, there are 35 natural and man made obstacles that you will need to wade through, climb over, crawl through or navigate around. The event is located at a racecourse, so there are fences to jump, slides with a twist, mountains of hay bales, tunnels to conquer, waterfalls to climb and some surprises too!

Feeling brave enough to go it alone? Or why not invite a group of friends to take on the challenge together? Our team at North of England Children’s Cancer Research are behind you all the way and will give you an NECCR vest or t-shirt, fundraising support, tips and advice if you would like to use this event to raise sponsorship to help more children beat cancer.

To enter just follow these simple steps:

  • Head to the Mad March Mare website to register;
  • Email the NECCR team on and let us know that you are taking on the Mad March Mare challenge. We will then send you a fundraising pack and give you support and encouragement when you need it.

There is no minimum sponsorship for taking part, we just ask you to raise what you can. The entry fees go directly to Challenge Northumberland towards the cost of the event, it is the sponsorship you raise that will make a difference to children diagnosed with cancer. Everything you raise will help fund research to find more effective and less toxic treatments for childhood cancer.

Mad March Mare 2020

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