Mud, colour, slipping and sliding, laughter - and more mud! That pretty much sums up the atmosphere at the women-only mud runs and obstacle races taking off around Australia.

A friendly, non-competitive atmosphere is what these events are aiming to provide. Somewhere you can round up some girlfriends and have a fun day out, challenging yourselves to tackle an obstacle course while having a laugh.

For the uninitiated, expect mud, more mud, and loads of fun. For some, it’s an escape. For others, it’s a new challenge - an alternative to just another fun run or trip to the gym.

We’ve rounded up a list of upcoming events below.

You just need to round up some friends and commit to a fun day out!

Miss Muddy - Ballarat
27 & 28 February, 2016

Miss Muddy - Perth
30 April & 1 May, 2016

Miss Muddy - Darwin
23 July, 2016

Miss Muddy - Cairns
20 August, 2016

Miss Muddy - Brisbane
24 & 25 September, 2016

Miss Muddy - Sydney
29 October, 2016

Mudderella - Melbourne
3 December, 2016