Wasserman Music and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy announce date for Music Mudder 2023
Leading talent agency Wasserman Music and the UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins, are looking to inspire music industry execs this Blue Monday, by announcing the return of the hotly contested cross-industry competition Music Mudder for 2023.
Taking place on Friday 15 September in the unique woodland of Dorking, Surrey, the music-inspired endurance event will see teams from across the industry take on Camelot Events’ legendary ‘Nuts Challenge’ obstacle course, raising vital funds for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.
The 2022 edition of Music Mudder raised over £55,000 for the charity, with Jelle Schotanus, competing on the UROK team, completing the 7km course in the fastest time of 52 minutes 18 seconds, while Atlantic Records took home the prize for the fastest team, with an average time of 1 hour, six minutes and seven seconds.
Running in groups of up to 10 people, teams will tackle challenging obstacles on the ultimate UK mud run including the Commando Assault, Tunnel Rats, A Bridge Too Far and a whole host of new obstacles for 2023, whilst raising as much money as possible for Nordoff Robbins. Alongside the main event, there will be live music, a selection of food vendors, refreshing drinks, raffle prizes and a celebratory atmosphere, with a medal, showers, changing facilities, lockers and shuttle buses from Dorking station provided for all team members.
Teams of 10 cost £1,000, plus a minimum of £500 fundraising per team and can be booked by emailing [email protected] or via music-mudder.com.
As the UK’s largest music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins is dedicated to breaking down barriers through the power of music, creating space for people to express themselves and connect with others. Its trained music therapists work with children and adults affected by life limiting illness such as dementia, learning disabilities including Autism, physical disability and mental health issues. Connecting with some of the most isolated people in our society, Nordoff Robbins music therapists work with over 315 schools, hospitals, hospices and care homes, as well as providing sessions from the charity’s centres across the UK.
Sandy Trappitt, Head of Partnerships, Nordoff Robbins, said: “We’re so excited to be putting on Music Mudder in partnership with our friends at Wasserman Music for the third time. It was fantastic to see so many familiar albeit muddy faces on the course in 2022 and this year we want to go even bigger and muddier, aiming to double the number of teams taking part. All funds raised will go directly towards providing music therapy across the UK, helping people to connect and communicate through the power of music.”
Lucy Putman, Agent, Wasserman Music, said: “Music Mudder is a great opportunity for colleagues from across the music industry to hang out, beat the post-festival season blues, get muddy and raise money, with a little friendly competition thrown in for good measure. We raised over £55,000 for Nordoff Robbins last year, which is an incredible achievement, but we’re hoping to smash that total in 2023. Sign up now and join us for some more mud, sweat and cheers, all for a hugely worthy cause.”