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The RAT – Roseland August Trail Race Series

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The Roseland August Trail Series (The RAT) is a challenging coastal run, starting from St Anthony's Head and finishing in Porthpean on the SW Cornish Coast. It incorporates 4 different routes, White 11 miles, Red 22 mile, Black 32 miles, and the Plague (green) 64 miles. All routes follow the same part of the coastline, with runners joining each other at different points along the way. The routes take competitors through stunning coastal scenery, over undulating paths, through fields, towns and surrounding countryside, this is not for the faint-hearted!

How to enter the The RAT – Roseland August Trail Race Series

  1. 32 Mile

    Run 32mi
  2. 64 Mile

    Run 64mi
    £90–£92
    Event passed
  3. 20 Mile

    Run 20mi
    £41–£43
    Event passed
  4. 11 Mile

    Run 11mi
    £31–£33
    Event passed

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The RAT – Roseland August Trail Race Series routes

This is a coast path run, its uneven, slippery in places, sometimes exposed, and you should
expect stiles, gates, rocks, steps and hills. It is 95% multi terrain with a few short road sections where the path shares the public highway. The route is well signed, but while the coast path is defined along most of its length there are a few places where you could go adrift. This is a self-navigating and self-sufficient event, there will be marshals and check points at set locations, but you should not rely on others or the MudCrew team to be on hand to show you where to go! Unless otherwise instructed, avoid beaches and paths that look as though they lead to the beach. All Checkpoints have water and ample nutrition. Do not miss a checkpoint and be aware of the strictly enforced cut-offs. Leave no litter and take care – the route is precipitous in places.

Event Details

What’s Included
Upon finishing all participants will receive a unique “survivors” medal that you can wear with
pride all evening long, while celebrating at the event village. Participants for the Plague will
receive a high viz. competition vest which must be worn as an outer layer during the event.
Competitors will also have the option of ordering an event running tee, event hoodie, event
technical vest and/or an event buff at extra cost, when they enter. Any clothing ordered will be
available at registration. Please be aware that any clothing not picked up at registration before 4pm on Saturday, will be released for general discounted sale.
Raceday Logistics
Registration will take place at the event village at Porthpean. You must register here to take
part in the event. Your kit will be checked and you will pick up your race number and timing
chip when you register. Plague runners start their race at the event village. For the Black, Red
and White routes you will be taken by bus to your start point. Busses will be leaving the event
village on time. It is vital that you ensure you register early and don’t miss your registration
slot or bus leaving time. Registration will be open on Friday night from 7pm until 10pm for
anyone wanting to register early for any of the route. Registration and bus times on the day
of the event are as follows:
Plague 64 mile (100k) Registration: 21:00 – 23:00 (Friday evening) all competitors must attend the safety brief at 23:45. Plague Starts at 00:05.
Black 32 mile Registration: 05:00 – 06:30 all competitors must attend the safety brief at 06:40
busses will leave at 07:00 without exception. Black RAT Starts at 08:30.
Red 20mile Registration: 07:30 – 09:00 all competitors must attend the safety brief at 09:10
busses will leave at 09:30 without exception. Red RAT Starts at 11:00.
White 11mile Route Registration: 09:30 – 11:00 all competitors must attend the safety brief at
11:10 busses will leave at 11:30 without exception. White RAT Starts at 12:45.
Anyone that misses their bus, fails to register or does not have appropriate kit at any point
during the event will forfeit their place and will not be able to take part.
Kit List
The following items are mandatory and must be carried by all Plague 64mile (100k)
participants at all times. Kit checks will be carried out at registration. Additional random kit
checks could be conducted on route at any time and/or at the finish.
• Race Cup
• Waterproof jacket (with taped seams)
• Long sleeve warm top
• Mobile phone
• Rucksack
• Hydration system (bladder or bottles, min capacity 1 litre)
• Emergency Blanket (foil type)
• Head wear (cap or similar headwear)
• Gloves
• Head torch (with minimum brightness level of 100 lumens)
• Spare battery set for Head torch
• Nutrition (gels, bars, energy food etc.)
• Special Plaque visibility vest (provided free at registration – must be worn as top layer)
• Red Flashing Tail Light – must be worn at all times on back of ruksack or waist pack

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The RAT – Roseland August Trail Race Series weather forecast

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