There will be mud, sweat and cheers when Isabel Hospice’s outdoor obstacle course Muddy Mayhem returns next month.

The event will take place on Sunday, March 24 at the Woodhall Estate in Watton-at-Stone, in conjunction with Garden House Hospice Care.

It promises to be a day of clambering, climbing, scrambling, and crawling through the mud-filled course.

Katy O’Sullivan, head of fundraising at Isabel Hospice, said: “Our legendary Muddy Mayhem event is back! Get on your marks and get ready to conquer our 5km course, featuring the usual water, hills, spills, as well as some brand-new obstacles, in aid of our two hospices.

“We urge everyone to book early to avoid disappointment, as tickets are expected to sell fast for this family-friendly event.”

You can register for Muddy Mayhem today at

Participants, known as Muddy Warriors, will navigate through the magnificent mud, with every step contributing to vital funds for essential palliative care and support that Isabel Hospice provide to patients and their families.

The event offers a 5km course for adults and a 1km Mini Mudder route tailored for children under 11.

Advanced booking prices are £20 for adults, £15 for 11- to 17-year-olds, and £5 for under 11s partaking in the 1km Mini Mudder route. Children aged 11 to 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult on the course.

The 5k run starts at 11am and the Mini Mudder starts at 1pm.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to try and raise £100 for Isabel Hospice, which could pay for three hours of specialist nursing care relieving someone’s pain or making them feel comfortable and supported.

Every pound raised helps make a difference to the patients and families in eastern Hertfordshire receiving Isabel Hospice’s vital palliative care.

If you have any questions about the event, contact the Isabel Hospice fundraising team on 01707 954850 or email

Welwyn Garden City-based Isabel Hospice has been providing free palliative care to its patients and their families since 1982.

It provides support and care to people in eastern Hertfordshire who are affected by life-limiting illnesses through its Hospice at Home, In-Patient Unit, Community Team, Living Well with Isabel programme and its Family and Bereavement support service.

Isabel’s services are free of charge to those who need them, but they are not without cost, meaning £7 million must be raised each year to guarantee the future of care for eastern Hertfordshire.