A wintry country race

Mapperton Muddle

Saturday December 10, 2022 –
– Saturday December 10, 2022
Entry Opens: March 25, 2022
Transfer Deadline: November 25, 2022

We just love running around Dorset, so we’re really happy to have a brand-new venue to play in. Just outside of Dorchester is Mapperton, the country estate owned by the Earl and Countess of Sandwich. We are excited and very proud to have been invited to run at Mapperton, one of Dorset’s finest estates.

The Mapperton Muddle races are a 10K and half-marathon in and around the fine Mapperton Estate. The races are in December so expect mud, lovingly created by the herd of White Park Cattle and watered by the many natural springs in the area. Both races will be a bit hilly and a bit wet.

The medal design represents the White Park Cattle on site and the massive stag we saw on our first visit! The gardens of the house will be opened especially to runners and their spectators. There will be refreshments served pre- and post-race by the team in the Coach House. It’s time to break out the winter running gear and trail shoes for a unique set of races at a new venue.

Your goodies will be a yummy homemade Christmas-flavoured brownie from the local fabulous Bayside Bakery and a festive drink.

NEW FOR 2022. When you enter our races you will be able to opt out of receiving your finisher’s goodies, which we usually hand out at the end of the race. Instead, the cost of your goody bag will be donated to the Wilder Dorset Appeal, and you can read more about that project here. If you don’t opt out, you will still get your goody bag, and you can optionally choose to make a personal contribution if you wish here. Every runner still gets a medal. 

To keep up to date on all the information on the event, make sure you’ve followed the Facebook Event.

Mapperton Muddle Half Marathon
Mapperton Muddle 10K
Facilities On Event Site
Toilets on Site
No Showers
Hot and Cold Food
No Camping
Hot and Cold Drinks
No Bar
White Star Running Shop
No Massage
Mapperton House & Gardens
Looking for somewhere to stay?