Rat Race – City To Summit

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Rat Race – City To Summit
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This is City to Summit, an iconic journey between the historic heart of Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and the summit of Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis. The route is an absolute belter: Starting with a half marathon of road running from the centre of Auld Reekie and culminating in a crossing of the famous Forth (road!) Bridge to North Queensferry, it continues with a stunning 180km road bike leg snaking its way into the Highlands. Then, ditch the bike to transfer back to foot for the final marathon-distance off-road assault on The Ben.With a finish line set in spectacular Fort William, you will have 20 hours to tame this Brute. It is no small undertaking and those who do reach the end will have achieved something truly remarkable, having traversed one of the most famous mountain landscapes on Earth. Brought to you by Rat Race, the UK’s most progressive and inspiring adventure brand with a reputation for slick production, you can be assured that the quality of the event on offer will be first-class. There are only 500 places up for grabs.
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Sun 29th Jul 2018
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Where and when
39 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Start times
Sun 29th Jul 2018
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Here are the distances available for Rat Race – City To Summit
£245 - £325
How to get there
39 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
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What is the cut off times?
Cut-offs are an important part of our Event Management Plan and Risk Assessment and so will be rigidly enforced. Cut-off times are applied to your departure from a location and not your arrival. Experts should expect the following time limits:Run 1 – 3hrsBike – 9hrsRun 2 – 8hrsThe checkpoint at the base of Ben Nevis is critical and relates to the safety of everyone on the mountain – participants and crew; if you make it through this checkpoint but are slow it is likely you won’t make it to the summit checkpoint as we will bring this turn around point down the mountain.If you fail to make the cut-off you will be transported forward to the finish only.
Do I need to provide a bike for the event?
Yes, you do need to provide your own bike. You can bring your own, hire one locally to you and bring it along, or arrange hire from our hire provider; Wheels of Callander. Give them a call or drop them an email, mention ‘City to Summit’ and make your booking: email events@wheelscyclingcentre.com.
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