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Time to get muddy! Islanders compete in fun-run

Competitors are having the chance to take on a three or five kilometre course. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Islanders are having the chance to get very muddy in a fun run in Jersey.

The event is taking place at a field near La Hougue Bie and is being organised by the Lions Club of Jersey.

Competitors are having the chance to take on a three or five kilometre course that will ensure they get very dirty to raise funds for charity.

The Lions Club, which also organises Jersey's longest running charity fundraiser the Swimarathon, have taken inspiration for the event from other groups in the UK.

Several Lions Clubs in the south of England run similar events which are notable for the fun and funds they generate and we felt that this type of event would attract many of the teams, family and corporate, who already support the Swimarathon as well as teams from schools and clubs and individuals who like a challenge that is as much fun as this event promises to be.

– Ian Barette, The Lions Club of Jersey

The Lions Club of Jersey was originally set up in 1963 with groups based in more than 170 countries across the globe.

The organisation was set up by Melvin Jones in the USA in 1917 as a way for successful businessmen to give back to their local communities.

Today's (Saturday 14 September) Muddy Fun Run in Jersey, is allowing anyone below the age of 13 to go along the three kilometre course with an adult. Those over 13-years-of-age will be allowed to go on the five kilometre run.