How to host a Mud Wrestling Event

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How to host a Mud Wrestling Event

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Many forward-thinking charity organisers realise that the allure of bake sales and car washes can only go so far. That being said, it is not always necessary to host black tie soirées to get the money rolling in. It can be as easy as hosing down some dirt and having contenders battle for superior might within. Here is how to host a mud wrestling event.


Step One

Find and secure an adequate location at which to hold the event. Weather permitting, the space should be outdoors so as to cut way down on the mess factor. A mud wrestling event should take place where the noise and frivolity will not draw unwanted attention from annoyed neighbors and authorities.


Step Two

Get the word out about the event. Fliers should indicate age limits, charitable donation or cover charge, and whether or not there will be alcohol served or allowed at the event. It is also best to allow those interested in competing to show up a bit early to register.


Step Three

Clear the designated mud pit area of any rocks and debris that might injure participants.


Step Four

Use a measuring tape and markers to map out the size of the mud pit. Ideally, it should be fairly large and rectangular, much like a regulation wrestling ring would be.


Step Five

Lay down a large plastic tarp to serve as the protective flooring of the mud pit.


Step Six

Construct the walls of the pit using large hay bales or stacked sandbags, whatever might be handy. Make the structure about knee-height at least. Once the walls have been constructed, line the walls with tough plastic.


Step Seven

Fill the floor of the pit with loose dirt or soil. Make sure that the dirt used is free of rocks and debris. Begin adding water until the pit has a measure of mud that is at least ankle to shin deep. The consistency should be smooth, but not soupy, and should definitely not be dry and cakey.


Step Eight

Sign in all contestants when they begin showing up to wrestle. Above all, there should be some type of insurance waiver intact that states that the contestants will be wrestling at their own personal risk.


Step Nine

Appoint a master of ceremonies to rally up the spectators and announce the various matches and outcomes. The event is first and foremost about fun. Not many of the spectators really care about who wins and loses, so keep the atmosphere party-like, and you are home free.


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