Hundreds turned out on Sunday for the Muddy Buddy challenge fundraiser for Tasman School. The weather was perfect, and the crowd was in good form.


It was Gaynor Fisher’s first time, but it won’t be her last.

“This is brilliant, you can’t help trying to stay clean at first but then you get past the point of no return and then bam, head to toe it is,” she says.

For a contribution of $20 per person or $50 for a family, challengers could do one, two or three laps of the prepared course.


Prizes donated by local businesses were up for grabs, and included two mountain bikes and vouchers from different cafes and restaurants from around the region.


Spot prizes for best costume including, for the first time, best eco-costume, as entrants were encouraged to think about the materials they used when making their costume.


If you had the energy, after rinsing off under a hose there were food stalls, a bouncy castle and face painting.
The annual event is a great day out, especially for family groups, who were well represented.

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