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Push beyond your limits. Support young people’s mental health.

We’re excited to be bring you our inaugural Tough Mucka event, a gruelling obstacle course designed to push your physical and mental limits. The event truly represents our unique Island community of teamwork and overcoming obstacles, and by stepping outside your comfort zone to take on the course, you are helping us to support the mental health of children and young people.

With 2 age group categories – 15-17 year olds and over 18s, choose to take on our 5km or 10km courses as an individual or as a team of 3. The event is open to and perfect for corporate teams as well.

There’s a distance for you!


ENTRY FEE: £35pp

Tough Mucka at a glance

Date & Time

  • Sunday 1 October 2023
  • Start time: 11am
  • Registration opens: 9.30am
  • Ballafesson Road, Port Erin

Event particulars

  • £35 per person – under 18s free
  • 5km or 10km course
  • 15 -17 & over 18s categories
  • Individuals or teams of 3

On the day

  • Free admission for spectators
  • Onsite parking available
  • Entertainment & kids activities
  • 15-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult

Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve got 2 gruelling courses that you can choose from, 5km and 10km. The only difference being the length of the run. The 5km course includes all the obstacles.

You need to be at a relatively good standard of fitness. The course is designed to be of medium difficulty, and any obstacles that are over 8ft in height will require teamwork – one of the main themes of the event.

There’s no time limit. However, we will be ‘sweeping’ the course as the event progresses to ensure that the later-departing competitors are safe and sound, and getting the support they require to complete the course.

You will find water and ice, tire runs, hay bale hurdles, monkey bars, walls and a giant slip and slide. Keep an eye open on our social channels for more course details nearer the event date.

The minimum age to participate in the event is 15 and there are 2 event age group categories – 15 to 17 year olds and over 18s. Those participating between the ages of 15 and 17 will require parental consent to enter which is requested when signing up for the event on our website. All participants aged 15 to 17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the day of the event.

You can enter as an individual or as part of a team of 3.

We recommend you wear appropriate clothing such as sporting attire on the day of the event, as well as a change of warm dry clothes for changing into after the race.

If you’re a member of a gym, speak to them to see if they can create an age appropriate training program for you, however remember, agility and mental resilience are also important, along with a sense of determination.

Our £35 per person registration fee includes hot food and a drink once you’ve completed your chosen course and crossed the finish line. And, thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, all event registration fees go straight to our charity and enable us to continue helping and supporting the mental health of children and young people in schools on the Island, free of charge.

Yes of course, bring as many people as you like to spur you on. We’ll have lots of fun things to do on the day for all ages including activities, entertainment and refreshments.

We will have up to 35 event marshalls positioned around the course and 12 first aiders on hand for safety and to assist anyone with directions. We’re also very grateful to St John Ambulance and Rushen Ambulance who will also be on duty throughout the event.

Could you also fundraise?

In 2022, there were a staggering 1,337 referrals of children and young people to our service, that’s approximately 25 every week!

And, for every hour of support we provide, we have to fundraise around £135.

Taking on a gruelling sporting challenge like Tough Mucka is a great reason to fundraise and motivation to complete the course, so why not set up your JustGiving fundraising now?

Start Fundraising

Important information about the event

Before registering to take part in this event, please read the following important information which you will be asked to confirm your understanding and acceptance when your register to take part.

Tough Mucka will be off road and will be on varying terrain with natural and man-made obstacles to traverse as individuals, or as part of a team. The event will be physically demanding resulting in fatigue, stress and physical strain on participants. The event may also result in physical discomfort or minor injury.

The event is adventurous and every effort will be made to ensure that participation and the experience is enjoyable, rewarding and challenging. However, participants must recognise that there may still be a residual risk and despite our making every effort to manage and mitigate against significant risk and likely harm, circumstances can prevail that may result in serious injury or death.

By taking part in this event, participants agree to indemnify all Land Owners, Sponsors, Volunteers, Event Organisers and Isle Listen Employees from any claim for detriment or injury.

All participants agree to follow all instructions given by the event organisers, Marshalls and volunteers prior to, during and post event.

Where participants are aged 15 to 17, parental/carer consent must be obtained before registering to take part, and details of the responsible adult who will be accompanying the individual(s) on the day of the event, must be provided in the online registration form below.

All participants confirm they have no known physical or psychological reason preventing them from participating in this event. Participants agree to be aware of their own safety and that of others whilst participating and understand that any misuse of equipment or concern for their wellbeing will result in them being withdrawn from the event by an official. If a participant withdraws from the event, they agree to inform an official.

By taking part in this event, participants agree to be bound by the event rules and code of conduct and any instructions issued by the event organiser.

Please carefully review these rules and guidelines before registering to participate in this event to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Age Restrictions: Participants must be over 15 years old to participate, those aged 15-17 must have parental consent and be accompanied by an adult on the day of the event.

Health and Fitness: Participants should be in good physical condition and may be required to sign a waiver acknowledging the physical demands of the event.

Teamwork: Many events emphasise teamwork, so participants may need to assist and be assisted by other participants.

Obstacle Safety: Participants must follow safety instructions provided by the Event Organisers, Marshalls and Volunteers and may be required to complete obstacles in a certain way to ensure safety.

Respect: Respect for fellow participants, volunteers, and event staff is expected.

No Cheating: Participants are expected to complete the entire course without skipping obstacles or taking shortcuts.

Costumes and Attire: While costumes are often encouraged for fun, participants should ensure their attire is safe and suitable for the event.

Alcohol and Drugs: Alcohol and drugs are prohibited before and during the event.

Time Limits: There is a time limit for completing the course, but we will encourage everyone to complete it. Competitors need to be clear of the course by 4pm on the day of the event

Code of Conduct: Participants are expected to follow a code of conduct that promotes a positive and inclusive atmosphere. See below.

Sportsmanship: Treat fellow competitors with fairness, integrity, and respect. Encourage and support others throughout the event, promoting a positive and inclusive atmosphere.

Obstacle Safety: Follow all safety instructions provided by event staff when approaching and tackling obstacles. Use proper techniques and follow guidelines to ensure your safety and that of others.

Teamwork: Embrace the spirit of teamwork by helping and being helped by fellow participants. Offer assistance when needed and accept help graciously when offered.

Respect: Show respect for event staff, volunteers, fellow competitors, and spectators. Be mindful of cultural and personal differences, and avoid behaviour that could be perceived as disrespectful or offensive.

Obstacle Completion: Attempt and complete obstacles to the best of your ability, while recognising your own limits. Skipping obstacles without attempting them violates the code of conduct. See No Cheating above.

Environmental Responsibility: Respect the event venue and surroundings. Do not litter or damage property, and follow any environmental guidelines provided by event organizers.

No Cheating: Do not engage in cheating, such as taking shortcuts, using unauthorized equipment, or violating event rules. Uphold the integrity of the competition.

Alcohol and Drugs: Abide by any alcohol and drug restrictions set by event organisers. Do not participate if under the influence of substances that could impair your judgment or coordination.

Dress Code: Wear appropriate attire that ensures your safety and comfort while participating. Avoid costumes or gear that could hinder your ability to complete obstacles or jeopardise your safety.

Personal Responsibility: Understand and acknowledge the physical demands of the event. Make informed decisions about your participation based on your own health and fitness level.

Positive Attitude: Maintain a positive attitude throughout the event, even when facing challenges. Encourage others and contribute to a supportive atmosphere.

Adherence to Event Rules: Familiarise yourself with and follow all event rules and guidelines provided by the organisers.

Event sponsors

Special thanks to our event sponsors which means that all funds raised goes directly towards our continuing to support the mental health of children and young people, free of charge!

We’re sorry, registration for this event is now closed