Talent agency Wasserman Music and music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins have announced the return of fundraising music industry endurance event, Music Mudder.

The third edition of the cross-industry competition will take place on 15 September in Dorking, Surrey. It will see teams from across the industry take on Camelot Events’ Nuts Challenge obstacle course, with the aim of raising funds for Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.

The 2022 edition of Music Mudder raised more than £55,000 for the charity, with Jelle Schotanus competing on the UROK team to complete the 7km course in the fastest time of 52 minutes 18 seconds. Atlantic Records took home the prize for the fastest team, with an average time of one hour, six minutes and seven seconds.

Running in groups of up to 10 people, teams will tackle obstacles including the Commando Assault, Tunnel Rats, A Bridge Too Far and new obstacles for 2023.

Alongside the main event, there will be live music, food vendors, drinks, raffle prizes, with a medal, showers, changing facilities, lockers and shuttle buses from Dorking station provided for all team members.

Nordoff Robbins head of partnerships Sandy Trappitt said, “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.”

Wasserman agent Lucy Putman 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.”

Nordoff Robbins’ trained music therapists work with children and adults affected by life-limiting illnesses such as dementia, learning disabilities including Autism, physical disability and mental health issues.

Teams of 10 cost £1,000, plus a minimum of £500 fundraising per team and can be booked by emailing info@music-mudder.com or via music-mudder.com.