Before we hit Sydney with a massive day of mud, colour, foam, fun and laughter we wanted to answer some event specific questions you may have about your upcoming day out. If we have missed anything specific you wanted to know, there is a heap of info on our Other FAQ’s Page.
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Check-in on event day is going to be busy so if you want to make your event day a little less stressful, we will have check-in available on both Thursday 19th & Friday 20th.
Pre-Check In on Thursday 19th will be available from 11:00am - 2:00pm, at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. You will need to enter through 'Gate A' and take the first right-hand turn. Follow the straight road all the way down to the end, where you will see a Miss Muddy marquee.
Pre-Check In on Friday 20th will be set up at Fernwood Penrith (The Gateway Centre, 191-199 High St, Penrith NSW 2750) from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.
Pre-Check in also allows you to transfer your ticket to another person FREE of charge. The replacement participant will need to provide the original proof of purchase to registration and will need to fill in registration details.
We recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before your wave start time, the event is at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Old Castlereagh Rd, Castlereagh NSW 2749. Registration desks on the day will open from 1 hour before the first wave on event day, we expect it to be pretty busy, so remember you can Pre Check in.
Spectators are allowed into the festival areas at Miss Muddy at no charge, so feel free to bring family and friends that want to come along (leave the family pets at home). Do let them know that access to the Miss Muddy course or using drones at the venue is prohibited.
The festival area allows them to experience the start and finish, there will be food outlets for them to eat and drink and they can check out our kids course on both days.
Obstacool is our kids course for boys and girls aged 5-13, tickets are available for purchase at www.obstacool.com.au or on the day.
Official parking at Sydney International Regatta Centre is limited, so we do encourage everyone to carpool with your team mates.
Carpooling; outside of being a great way to hang out with your team more will help cover the parking fee cost and reduce the number of cars.
If you do decide to drive there will be a $10 per car parking charge (CASH ONLY) to park in the official car parks. This car park is facilitated by the Regatta Centre, not by Miss Muddy.
There will be rangers patrolling the area so please park legally if you choose a street to park somewhere close, the last thing we want is for you to end your day with a Parking fine!
When you arrive, follow the signage to the Check-In Zone and line up, you will be able to head to any desk to register.
You must provide photo ID to finalise your registration (please have this ready to minimise delays). Your registration may be refused if you are unable to provide identification.
Please provide your QR barcode sent to you in your confirmation email, this can be via a printout OR shown to us on your mobile device. The registration staff will scan this code to bring up your details and get you checked in. If you don’t have or forget the QR code you can check-in with photo ID.
Miss Muddies under the age of 18yrs running on Saturday will need to be signed in by a parent or guardian over the age of 18yrs.
Please note you can register online right up to an hour before a wave time and we will have onsite registrations available on the day.
Onsite registrations will be available for purchase at the allocated on the day registration desk located within the registration area.
The price of registration will be $100, we can take payment via cash and card (please note there is a 6.25% booking fee for card payments and we accept VISA and Mastercard).
On the day registrations will only be available for waves which are not already full, friends wishing to register on the day should arrive at least 60min before the wave they would like to participate in.
If you can’t make it anymore on the day we are sure you are disappointed but we don’t want your ticket to go to waste. You can transfer your ticket to a friend.
Online ticket transfers for Miss Muddy Sydney 2017 will be open until midnight Friday 13th October 2017, please head to: https://missmuddy.com.au/transfer-registration
You can transfer your ticket to another person at pre-check In FREE of charge at Fernwood Penrith on Friday 20th October, 3pm - 6pm. The replacement participant will need to provide the original proof of purchase to registration and will need to fill in registration details.
Replacement participants should arrive at registration at least 60min before the wave time allocated for the ticket. If they do not, the ticket may not be transferred to the new participant. **On the day transfers will incur an admin fee of $15 and will be cash only.
For $2 you can DROP YOUR BAG to our bag drop volunteers for us to mind while you complete Miss Muddy.
Profits from Bag Drop go to our 2017 charity partners (we ask that you have exact money as they won’t have change to give out). The volunteers will attach a band to your wrist and a matching band to your bag. Bags will only be returned to the person who has the matching band.
While we will keep all of your gear as safe as possible we ask you to leave all valuables at home. Teams are advised to check all of your bags in together to make the process as simple as possible. Please note: We will not be held responsible for any valuables that are lost on the day.
The terrain at this venue will be mainly flat but obstacles will be in some rougher areas so we suggest that if you have weak knees/ankles or are prone to rolling, that you strap them before the event.
There will also be first aid out on the course should you need assistance at any stage as well as at the finish line. In the event that you require medical assistance, please seek the assistance of the closest Volunteer or Miss Muddy Crew Member who will radio in assistance to our First Aid staff.
Our awesome Miss Muddy Merchandise will be available on the day for purchase at the Merchandise tent. We are excited to be bringing with us a few extra items we think you will love.
If you have your heart set on something please visit early in case we sell out and getting your merchandise prior to your race is always a good idea as you are clean, you won’t miss out and can leave items in the bag drop while you race. Please note, we cannot guarantee the delivery of your online merchandise order before the event if you order is within 2 weeks of the event date.
There will be eftpos facilities available (VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX) at the merchandise tent but to keep things moving quickly we encourage you to bring cash.
Please do not wear your valuables out on course! Mud can be very sticky and we have had instances where ladies have lost jewellery, activity trackers, phones and the like so please take these items off before you race as we cannot guarantee we will be able to track them down for you. ALL valuables should be left at home, we are also not responsible for any lost valuables from our Bag Drop facilities or ANYWHERE at the event.
We do use colour out on the course that can cause a little colour transfer to blonde/dyed or tinted hair so we recommend you use a leave in conditioner before the race or come prepared with a shower cap to put on at specific obstacles.
There will be toilets on and off the course and a rinse down bay at the end.
We can not guarantee any ATM facilities at this venue, so we ask that you bring enough cash for merchandise, food & beverages.
Official Miss Muddy photographers will be capturing the event. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for information on how to access the photographs. (It can take up to two weeks for photo's to be available online)
Our event is untimed. There is no rush or time limit for people to complete the course. Obstacles are not compulsory. If you do not feel comfortable attempting an obstacle, then simply go around it!
There will be volunteers and crew both on the course and around the venue during the event that will be wearing Teal volunteer shirts or black polos with ‘CREW’ in hot pink text (Miss Muddy Crew). If you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. Please remember most of our helpers are volunteers so please be patient and courteous to them.