TONS of muddy family fun is coming to Bury this summer as two obstacles courses challenge the borough.

First to face Bury’s most daring is The GM Active Urban Revolution obstacle course at Burrs Country Park on May 12.

Featuring over 30 obstacles, including an award winning giant waterslide, Tarzan swing, ninja wall and Goliath step, over distances of 1km, 5km and 7.5km, the courses are geared to all ages and abilities.

Tickets are priced £12 to £31, with discounts available for teams of four and 10 plus.

The event is partnered with Bury Hospice, and £1 from each adult and child ticket will go to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund and Key 103 Cash for Kids.

The courses have been organised by GM Active, a partnership of 12 Greater Manchester leisure providers, including Bury Leisure, and aims to get more people active.

Bury Leisure operations manager, Zilpha Lang, said: “GM Active and Urban Revolution have come together to create a really fun packed race series with family entertainment for the people of Greater Manchester.

“At Bury Leisure we have a team of lifeguards taking part and they’re really looking forward to some muddy fun tackling the amazing obstacles.”

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A second challenge will then land on July 14 as Heaton park hosts the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids for the first time.

The new obstacle course, designed just for children, includes scramble nets, space hoppers, mud chutes and muddy pools, and will run alongside the traditional 5km 10km, and Pretty Muddy Race for Life events over the weekend.

Entry to the event is £10 and is open to girls and boys aged five to 12-years-old.

All children must be accompanied by a supervising adult, who gains free entry, and there is a minimum height requirement of 1.2m.

Kirsti Thompson, Cancer Research UK’s Manchester Event Manager, said: “We can’t wait to bring Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids to the city for the very first time.

“The obstacle course promises plenty of fun, thrills and spills and we hope children will rally their friends, family and schoolmates to sign up and make a splash for Cancer Research.”

To enter or for more information visit or call 0300 123 0770.