The "Udder" Marathon Today In Watford

15 May 2011, 08:00

People dressed as cows will be "moooving" around Cassiobury Park today - helping raise money for a project which uses farms to help people with learning diffulties.

The event is being organised by the Watford-based "Farming for All" and the Royal Veterinary College's Farm Project, based at Boltons Farm near Potters Bar.

Today people dressed in everything from simple black & white outfits to full pantomime cow costumes will be taking part in 5k and 10k runs for the "Udder Marathon".

Jude Allen, the chief organiser of today's event told heart "the project helps people with all sorts of mental health and learning difficulty issues. We can also help people who are suffering from drink and drug dependancy issues - using farming, nature, agriculture and livestock to aid in their treatment and recovery".

Jude added "Many of the participants in the project feel they are then able to seek further treatment, go into voluntary positions or even take up employment opportunities."

Today's event starts at 10am (registration at 9am).

For more details go to www.udder-marathon.info