St. Margaret’s Hospice is encouraging people in Somerset to get Up, Down & Dirty for a good cause this autumn.

Those who take up the challenge are in for a muddy good time as they run up and down hills and tackle a range of obstacles at the charity’s exciting new sponsorship event.

Designed to cater for all fitness levels, Up, Down & Dirty offers a choice of Fun 5k, Tempting 10k and Filthy 15k routes. The event is taking place at Treborough, in the Brendon Hills, on Sunday 28 October, and Aldon, Yeovil, on Sunday 18 November.

Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship for St. Margaret’s Hospice, which needs to raise over £9.5m a year to fund its end of life care services for people across Somerset.

Up, Down & Dirty at Treborough is proudly sponsored by Western Power Distribution. The utility firm is continuing its support of St. Margaret’s Hospice after a volunteering project earlier this year saw apprentices renovate the charity’s retail distribution warehouse and collect donations worth around £65,000 from generous households in Somerset.

Sonia Bateman, events fundraiser at St. Margaret’s Hospice, said: “We’re always trying to come up with new events where people can have a great time with friends and family while raising precious funds to help care for people across Somerset.

“After the amazing response to our Glitter Run this summer, we’re sure people will have just as much fun getting muddy at Up, Down & Dirty this autumn. Why not challenge your friends and workmates to get involved and see who gets the muddiest?”

Last year St. Margaret’s Hospice supported more than 3,800 people affected by life-limiting illnesses across Somerset.

For more information or to book your place, visit www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/up-down-and-dirty or call 0845 345 9671.