Rat Race – City To Summit

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About
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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Duathlon
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Calendar
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
39 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
Start times
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Duathlon:
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Rat Race – City To Summit
Duathlon
Running
14.9mi
Bike
114.5mi
Running
24.5mi
£245.00 - £325.00
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How to get there
39 Niddry St, Edinburgh EH1 1LG, UK
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Backpack
Kit List

ROAD HALF MARATHON:

  • Water (330ml minimum)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Pocket Essential Event Information
  • Money
  • Nutrition – minimum of 400kcals of rations (eg. 2 sports gels).

BIKE SECTION:

  • Roadworthy bicycle. Time trial (TT) bikes and tri/aero bars fitted to a road bike are not permitted
  • The ability to repair punctures and/or replace tubes
  • Helmet
  • Bike lights – to increase your visibility during daylight (a flashing front and rear light is recommended)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Pocket Essential Event Information
  • Money
  • Ability to carry at least 1.5 litres of water
  • Windproof upper body layer
  • Nutrition – minimum of 400kcals of rations (eg. 2 sports gels).

TRAIL MARATHON:

  • Running pack or vest Link to Run Ultra 12 pack
  • Ability to carry 1.5 litres of water
  • Long sleeved upper body cover
  • Waterproof upper body cover
  • Full waterproof leg cover
  • Survival Bag
  • First aid kit
  • Mobile phone
  • Whistle
  • Pocket Essential Event Information
  • Money
  • Trail running shoes
  • Headtorch
  • Nutrition – minimum of 400kcals of rations (eg. 2 sports gels).
*Note – The Mandatory kit is split into three sections and not all kit is mandatory at all stages. You must, however, have all of the relevant mandatory kits with you on each section. For example, a phone is required at all stages and must be carried throughout. A helmet is of course only required during the bike section and can be left behind.
FAQs
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.
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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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