Charity Mud Run Fundraising tips and Ideas

Fundraising ideas made fun to help raise money for your Charity Mud Run. GoRaise can help you find the funds to take your Mud Run donations to the next level.

wdt_ID Fundraising idea Fundraising type Potential Time required
1 Man (or Woman) Vs. Food Event High A bit
2 Cheese & Wine evenings Event High Fair
3 Car booties Event High A bit
4 Guessing Games Event Medium A bit
5 Email Signatures Community High A bit
6 125 Fundraising Ideas Community High A bit

What is a Mud Run

Mud runs typically range in distance from 3 to 10 miles. Although the events are timed, the main goal of most participants is to have fun and navigate the course, which is deliberately constructed to make the normal approach to a run hard. Obstacles can include vast areas of mud (emphasis on vast) created just for the event, ice baths, high fences, and other structures to climb. There will be wire that must be crawled under, rope climbs, monkey bars, and more. It’s a total blast that will leave you wanting more and a holiday at all once.

How to take part

  • Find an event near you at:
  • Apply for an individual place, or sign up a team of friends.
  • Fundraise for a charity of your choice
  • Train and have fun!
  • Send us your muddy photos!

Man (or Woman) Vs. Food

All you can eat food challenges to draw a crowd, raise awareness and raise donations. Ask a local restaurant to get involved or put on a night at your local hall.


Cheese & Wine evenings

Sophisticated fun and another great way to get a group of people together who will most likely donate to your charity mud run challenge.

Bake sales

It may not be an original idea, but it sure is popular. Organise a cake morning and bring along delicious treats to sell to friends and family.


Car booties

A great opportunity for the whole group to have a good clear out and a car boot sale can help raise funds. If you have grounds, then why not use them to host sales for the local community, with the club keeping the stall fees.

Guessing Games

The old ones are the best, and the easiest to set up. Stick sweets, stones, buttons, pasta shapes into a jar (make sure you know the final count) and ask people to pay for a guess. The prize could be something donated from a local vendor who wants to support your charity efforts.


Email Signatures

Use all your work colleagues, friends, family. Set up a page with GoRaise and get sharing that link with everyone you have ever meet. Start a new letter to thank them as they send in their donations and create a buzz for your Mud Run event.

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