This is a High School student ONLY competitive event, and open to students from Year 7 through to Year 12.
When: Friday, 19 May 2017
Where: Bago vineyards
Milligans Road (off Bago Road),
Start: 11:00am sharp
Contact: Sharon Harris
Phone: +61 2 6761 2230
Teacher Co-ordinators are also encouraged to run in the event with their students, which promotes a ‘special’ kind of fun competitiveness!
Due to popular demand, registrations will be co-ordinated by Centaur HQ. On confirmation of your school’s participation in the event:
• Your nominated Event Co-ordinator will be sent an Excel spreadsheet, to be completed with all of the details of each participating student and Teacher and returned to Centaur HQ.
• Centaur’s Event Co-ordinator will request your spreadsheet to be updated to HQ at least fortnightly so that we may monitor numbers for logistics.
• There are no limits to the number of participants from each school, and you may increase and decrease your numbers as you need to up until the end of Week 1 Term 2 (Please refer to the Competition Rules for details on how to win the race).
• Entry fees should be collected from students by the school, which will enable you to factor in other costs such as transport and accommodation if travelling etc.
• Centaur Outdoor Events will issue your school with a Tax Invoice for the total number of participants, which MUST be paid by the end of Week 3 Term 2 (i.e. one week prior to the event), so that Public Liability Insurance coverage can be finalised prior to the event (premiums are paid per capita). Your school’s failure to comply with these terms will result in disqualification from participation, and we thank you for your understanding.
The cost of registration for both students and their participating Teachers is $39.90 per participant, including Public Liability Insurance.
Non-participating Teachers and other Volunteers are FREE.
With 8km and over 30 challenging obstacles, mud pits and action stations to push you to your limits, set amidst a towering eucalypt forest, which opens out to rolling countryside and acres of grape vines, both the location and course will literally take your breath away and push you to your limits!
You will wriggle, climb, crawl, get wet and run over, and of course muddy, amongst some of the best obstacles you’ve ever seen, like…
… and don’t be surprised if you see the now infamous water cannon again!
Course Map >
- 1 x Finishers Medal
- 3 x Water Stations
- First Aid Personnel
- Wash down station
- Unlimited laps of the course, if you can handle it!
- More mud than you can handle!
- A Top day out
Below are some of the most common questions we have been asked, and will assist you to fully understand the event, its requirements and location.
This page will be updated as other questions come through which we may not have considered.
If you still have a question which has not been clarified here, please visit the Mini Muddies 'CONTACT US' Page, and we will be endeavour to provide you with an answer within 24 hours.
What can I expect?
If you think mud, hills, rough and rocky terrain, choppy waters, things to climb, things to squeeze through, things to crawl under, and other things to slide down and… oh, did we mention mud? You’ll be laughing and having a blast of a time!
Do I have to sign a waiver?
All participants must read and sign the Waiver form (or have it signed by a Parent or Guardian if under the age of 18 years), and bring it with them on the day of the event – NO WAIVER, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS!
Waivers will be sent to the Co-ordinating Teacher for distribution.
Can I get a refund if I decide I don't want to do it, or I can't make it?
Please make sure prior to registering that you can totally commit to participating!
There will be NO refunds, but we can transfer you to another event on a future date.
We recommend that in the event of unforeseen circumstances that may prevent a student from participating after payment has been made, a suitable replacement is found.
By registering for this event you accept that the organisers reserve the right to cancel or postpone (if possible) the event at their discretion due to, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, terrorism, acts of God, insufficient participants, safety issues or any other reason the organisers deem reasonable. If the event needs to be rescheduled, registrations will be honoured for the next event.
Do I need to be fit for this event?
A good level of basic fitness will help. If you can walk at least 8km, climb over and under some obstacles, this will get you around the course.
For the serious Mini Muddies, we recommend that you start training specifically for this event at least 6 weeks prior to the event.
For those who are just in it for the fun of it, you won't be penalised if you skip an obstacle, and if you can't manage it, don't worry! You’re here to have a muddy awesome experience – do it at your own pace!
What should I wear?
Enclosed shoes MUST be worn at all times – running shoes are ideal – spikes and bare feet are NOT PERMITTED.
If the event has a theme, we encourage you to dress up!
As you will be going through a lot of mud, we recommend that you wear somewhat ‘disposable’ shoes and clothing, as they are going to get trashed!
Is the course marked?
Yes, each station is numbered, and there will be printed directions on course. Your friendly volunteers will also be there to point you in the right direction.
Am I covered by insurance for participating in this event?
All Centaur Outdoor Events are covered by a Public Liability Insurance policy, specifically for each event.
We recommend that you have a Personal Accident Insurance policy in place prior to the event, as Public Liability Insurance does not cover personal illness or accidents.
Are there any safety officers on the course?
Yes, sure are! We will have medical support staff all with first aid qualifications, plus a tonne of happy and enthusiastic volunteers!
What happens if a participant gets injured?
If you or another participant get seriously injured and require medical attention, please stay calm and wait until a Volunteer or Safety Officer arrives to assist you.
What will I need to bring?
- Photo ID
- Printed copy of your registration
- Proof of receipt if you purchase a T-Shirt
- A dry change of clothing and footwear
- Shower items, such as a towel and toiletries etc.
- A cap or hat could be a good idea
How do I register a team?
Elect a Team Leader, who will follow the links in Register Now and fill in the details of the Team Name and all team members’ individual details.
Are there any prizes awarded?
This event is a challenge not a race. All participants are winners here!
You may want to challenge fellow workmates, a certain individual or team for bragging rights, but that’s up to you!
You will get a Centaur Medallion on completion of the course!
Can people come and support me?
Yes, of course! Encourage all friends, relatives and co-workers to come along on the day and cheer you over the line.
There will be plenty of places around the course to watch, and some ‘funtastic’ activities for everyone to get involved.
Where can I park my vehicle?
Parking is FREE. Volunteers will direct all vehicles to the parking area. Vehicles leaving the venue must not exceed 8km as there will be people still competing, be patient please!
Is there accommodation available?
There is no accommodation available at the Bago Vineyards, however, you might like to stay at either Port Macquarie or Wauchope and make a weekend of it!
Are there any showers after the event?
You bet! We wouldn’t let you go home looking like that! We will have a wash-down area waiting just for you.
Is there somewhere I can put my belongings?
There will be no bag drop at this venue – your vehicle will be very close to the course, so we recommend that you keep most of your belongings locked in your vehicle.
All care will be taken, but no responsibility will be accepted for lost personal items.
Is there mobile phone reception?
There sure will! But we don’t recommend taking your phone on course unless you carry it in a zip lok bag… again, all care will be taken, but no responsibility will be accepted for lost personal items.
Will the event still go ahead if it’s raining?
Are you kidding? The wetter the better! Mud… glorious mud!
If the weather conditions get so bad that the participants, volunteers, spectators or anybody else involved on the day may be at risk, then the event will be cancelled. See event policy for details.
Is there food and drinks to purchase?
Bago Vineyards will have tea and coffee, as well as ice-blocks for sale, and they will also be bringing in a mobile food van. It is always a good idea to bring along your own snacks and supplies, though. PLEASE NOTE that Bago Vineyards does not have EFTPOS facilities – CASH ONLY please.
Are there an ATM machines?