Havelock Estuary

Marlborough Muddy Buddy

Date:     25/02/2017

Venue:  Havelock Estuary




[Video can also be view on our facebook page]




This is the ultimate mud-packed adventure fun run for all abilities

Get your fancy dress costume together, grab a mate/parent/co-worker and prepare to get muddy!  This is a great team building event for your sports team, co-workers, church group etc.

It's all good FUN in the MUD.  The 1km marked course guarantees face-fulls of mud. Tackle the course in teams of two or in larger teams or as a family. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver and the course is designed for children 5+ years.

Closed toed shoes are COMPULSORY.

Creative team uniforms are highly encouraged!


We have heaps of great photos on the Sport Tasman Facebook page from last year's event.



Online registration is now closed. You can register at the event on Saturday, 25 February on 'The Mole' off Rangitane Drive in Havelock from 1pm – 2pm. Bring cash.



There are heaps of spot prizes. Scroll down to see a list of our supporters.



  Muddy Good Fun - 1 lap

  This will get your feet and legs dirty and give you a taste of how muddy you can get

  The Pig Out - 2 laps

  Now it starts to get really mucky

  Mudaholics - 3 laps

  Finish this and you'll require a full head to toe washdown

Average lap time depends on how much you're laughing and slipping around.



1pm - 2pmCheck in at the Sport Tasman marquee on 'The Mole' off the end of Rangitane Drive at the Havelock Marina.
All participants must check in at the event even if you've already pre-registered.
2.15pm Compulsory race briefing for all participants
2.30pm Time to get MUDDY!



  • Our marshals will be on the sidelines to pull any sinking people out of the mud.
  • St Johns will be there to tend to any medical needs.
  • Closed toes shoes are COMPULSORY and we recommend that you loop duct tape around them a couple times. The mud loves your shoes and will try to suck them off so don't say you haven't been warned!



  • Closed toed SHOES are compulsory.
  • It's compulsory to have fun, get muddy and get your buddy even muddier!
  • Bring duct tape to secure your shoes onto your feet (this is shoe eating mud - don't say we didn't warn you).
  • Bring a change of clothes and towel to dry off after the fire brigade hoseoff.
  • Bring cash to pay your registration fee and buy food and beverages as there will be no Eftpos or credit facilities onsite.


        Pig Slide                  Fire Brigade Washdown

             Heads and Tails              Great Spot Prizes





THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS - Giving us heaps of spot prizes!

  • ASB
  • Apples for Charlotte Eatery
  • Bow to Stern NZ
  • Brick Oven Cafe - Rai Valley
  • Captain's Daughter Hotel
  • CPR Coffee
  • Cycleworld
  • E’stel Water
  • Four Square Supermarket
  • Havelock Fire Brigade
  • Havelock Garden Motels
  • Havelock Holiday Park
  • Havelock I-Site Visitors Information Centre
  • Havelock Service Station
  • Havelock Takeaways Ltd

  • Linkwater Country Hotel
  • Marlborough District Council
  • Marlborough Sounds Marinas
  • Marlborough Tour Company
  • Mitchell Sports Blenheim 
  • More FM
  • Pelorus Mail Boat
  • Pestell's Rai Bacon Company
  • Rai Valley Tavern
  • RD1 - Rai Valley
  • Saint Clair Family Estate
  • Shiloh The Blue Shop
  • Slip Inn Cafe
  • Stadium 2000
  • The Hairy Mussel Co





Online registration is now closed. You can register at the event on Saturday, 25 February on 'The Mole' off Rangitane Drive in Havelock from 1pm – 2pm. Bring cash.


Reasons why you should do it

Get muddy!

Get your mate even muddier

Be a myth buster - is this really shoe sucking mud?

Prove you don't suck, just the mud does

This is way more fun than a spa mud treatment

Contact us

Jane Miles  /  03 923 2317  /













Health Warning

Please be advised that Kaituna Estuary may be subject to elevated levels of pollution & toxins in the water and mud, especially after heavy rainfall.

While taking part in this event please take care not to ingest mud or estuary water and ensure you “wash down” efficiently after completing the event.