A NEW mud-filled charity running event for children is set to make a splash in the city.

Cancer Research will bring the newest member of the Race for Life family, Pretty Muddy Kids, to The Common on Saturday, June 30.

The “exciting” children’s obstacle course will include everything from scramble nets and space-hoppers, to mud chutes and muddy pools.

Children will face a range of muddy obstacles to crawl under, clamber over and charge through.

The new event will be run alongside the traditional 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy Race for Life runs, to be held on The Common across Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1.

Georgina Horne, Cancer Research UK’s Southampton event manager, said: “We can’t wait to bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids to the city for the first time.

“The obstacle course promises plenty of fun, thrills and spills and we hope children will rally their friends, family and schoolmates to sign up and make a splash for Cancer Research UK.

“Whether they plan to wade their way through the mud or make a big splash, every muddy step they take will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.”

The entry fee for Pretty Muddy Kids is £10 and open to boys and girls aged from 5 to 12 years old – with a minimum height requirement of 1.2m.

All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult, who have free entry to the event.

Ahead of this year’s Race for Life, Southampton women are being offered 30 per cent off entry fees for Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Pretty Muddy Kids, Half Marathon and Hike events, if they book in January.

For more information, or to enter any of the Race for Life events visit raceforlife.org or call 0300 123 0770.