Welcome to Messathon - the ultimate family challenge
Get ready for the perfect family day out.
Messathon is the 2.5km obstacle course set in some of the UK's most scenic outdoor venues.
Aimed at families with children, your team of Messathletes (young and old) will support each other as you splatter through mud, swoosh along the water slide and scramble over hay bales.
And the best bit is that every penny you raise - through your registration fee and sponsorship - will help us be there for children. Whatever obstacles life puts in their way!
An unforgettable family activity
Are you ready to say yes to mess? Messathon offers messy, muddy fun and a chance for families to get out, get active and take on a new challenge together. Once you've finished the course, you can make a day of it by visiting our event village and enjoying the attractions at spectacular locations across the UK:
- 3 June: Frimley Lodge, Surrey
- 29 July: Blaise Castle Estate, Bristol
- 19 August: Aldenham Country Park, Hertfordshire
So get your team together, get sponsored and get ready to make some messy memories.
The Messathon course
Our Messathon venues
Date: 3 June, 2017
Venue: Frimley Lodge Park, Guildford, GU16 6HY
Attractions: 24 hectares of unspoilt natural beauty with woodland, picnic areas, playgrounds, miniature railway and pitch & putt course
Date: 29 July, 2017
Venue: Blaise Castle Estate, BS10 7QS
Attractions: A 650 acre registered parkland including the castle, museum, picnic area, cafe, children's play area and dairy garden
Date: 19 August, 2017
Venue: Aldenham Country Park, Elstree, WD6 3BA
Attractions: Woodland walks, children's educational farm, indoor play barn, adventure playground, pony rides and Winnie the Pooh's house!
Here to help
Normally, mess is a parent's nightmare. But we're here to make sure your Messathon experience is good, clean fun (well, sort of):
- There is free on-site parking available
- There is an event village with food stalls to keep your Messathletes fed and watered
- Every team gets a fundraising pack jammed with good ideas to help you reach your target
If you've got any other questions, our chief Messathletes are here to help. Call us on 0203 772 9720 or click the button below to email us directly.
Fundraising ideas just for you
It's time to get sponsored!
Whether it's a bake sale or a sponsored silence, we've got loads of ideas to get you started.
Interested in volunteering?
Messathon needs YOU!
We're looking for volunteers to be part of one of the most exciting events of the summer.