Thousand to go mud mad at Foymore Lodge

Marie Curie Cancer Care's Grace Smyth joins Paddy Wallace and reigning champion Keith Clarke to celebrate raising almost �112,000 to date at McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness.
Marie Curie Cancer Care's Grace Smyth joins Paddy Wallace and reigning champion Keith Clarke to celebrate raising almost �112,000 to date at McVitie's Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness.

Foymore Lodge in Portadown is hosting the annual spectacular Mud Madness this spring.

Foymore Lodge in Portadown is hosting the annual spectacular Mud Madness this spring.

McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness is taking place on Sunday, April 19, with two races at 11am and 2pm, giving 1,000 participants the chance to belly-flop their way across four and a half miles of bogs and ponds, under cargo nets and through water sprays and muddy trenches.

Former Ulster and Ireland rugby star Paddy Wallace will kick off the event.

Marie Curie Cancer Care is the official charity partner of the event, which is now in its seventh year, and to date competitors have raised almost £112,000 which equates to 5,500 hours of nursing care.

Event organiser Johnny Davis said, “We are delighted with the continued success of McVitie’s Jaffa Cakes Mud Madness which attracts people from as far away as the United States of America and Germany. It is Northern Ireland’s most unique event which gives people the chance to get mucked up to the eye balls and challenge themselves to four and a half miles of sheer determination through the muckiest fields, bog and ponds in the country.”