Hundreds of competitors are preparing to face the challenge of the Maldon Mud Race on Sunday May 7.
For spectators, the day's activities start at noon with lots of entertainment including inflatables, children's rides and a funfair in the park.
There will be giveaways and loads of stalls plus vocal entertainment by Essex singer Carly Hipson and compere Nic Pandolfi on the mic
The annual Duck Race will commence at 3pm and children entering will receive a small rubber duck as a souvenir.
Watch the competitors warm up at 3.30 and 4pm and the judging of the fancy dress at 4.15pm. The Mud Race will start around 4.30 pm depending on the tide
If you wish to take part in a future event you will find details on the Mud Race website
The Maldon Mud Race is an annual event in which competitors race to be the first to complete a 400 metre dash over over the bed of the River Blackwater
The race can only take place at low tide when the water is low enough to allow participants to run safely through the water to the opposite bank and back again
This famous event was originally held at the end of December but extremely cold weather in 2010 caused it to be postponed until the following spring. This change of date was such a great success with over 12,000 spectators that the organisers decided to make the change permanent.
The 2017 Maldon Mud Race is planned to take place on Sunday May 7 in Promenade Park Maldon CM9 5JQ.
More details of Promenade Park here