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. It's messy, muddy fun and a chance for families to get out and get active together.
Aimed at families with children aged 4+, 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. Once you've finished the course, you can enjoy the attractions at our spectacular venues.
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!
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!
The Messathon course
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 at every Messathon venue, as well as an event village with food stalls to keep your Messathletes fed and watered. And if your sponsorship needs a bit of a boost, every team gets a fundraising pack jammed with ideas to help you reach your target
If you've got any other questions - or ideas for venues for Messathon 2018 - 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.
Does your sponsorship need a boost?
Order balloons, collection boxes and other NSPCC materials to bring your fundraising to life.