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From city to summit and everywhere in between, Rat Race offers the largest selection of adventure challenges in Britain.

Mongol 100 the most surreal, audacious and hauntingly beautiful adventure challenge known to Man. The objective is to traverse the entirety of the lake from north to south, by any means Foot, skate or bike. It is also the inaugural journey in the brand-new Rat Race Bucket List Series of global adventures.

This challenge is open to all comers. It is hard; make no mistake. Perhaps the hardest thing you will ever take on. Not just because of the physical challenge. It is cold. Very very cold. That cold will test everyone; whoever you are and however capable you are. But our mantra is for you to get to the start line and we will help you get to the end. And in so doing achieve something extraordinary.

Rat Race is the UKs largest and most respected adventure event operator. We have catered to over 1 000 000 customers in nearly 15 years of operation. The 100 will, of course, unfold with typical Rat Race flare, expert event management and unwavering commitment to safety throughout.

Rat Race – Mongol 100

March

Rat Race – Mongol 100

This is probably the hardest off-road-Tweed-clad-pipe-lit-plus-four-and-headtorch-wearing run that exists. We send you across rivers, through forests and over a mountain or 2 in the pitch dark of a chilly March night. Choose to go Half Stalker or for those who have the true minerals, take on the Full Stalker. You can even start with the intention to go Full and bail out on to the Half if you crumble.

Once the race is over, its time for the infamous Mighty Beerstalker Party in our huge heated tent; with grub, Wainwright Golden Beer, bands and the trademark crowdsurfing til late into the night. Party access is included with every race entry and you can roll out of the bar straight into our amazing camp-site under the stars. Get a free pint and a bacon roll the morning after the night before when you buy a camping ticket.

Rat Race – The Mighty Deerstalker

March

Rat Race – The Mighty Deerstalker

Rat Race Dirty weekend is the biggest and best obstacle racing weekend in world. Were bringing monster obstacles, our phenomenal afterparty, huge event village and awesome campsite back to Burghley House. Take on 40, 20 or 13 miles at the worlds largest assault course.

Rat Race Dirty Weekend

May

Rat Race Dirty Weekend

Take on the UKs most iconic ultra; 69 stunning miles through the historic Hadrians wall country in a continuous fully supported and way marked adventure.

Your journey will take you from Carlisle Castle to the Gateshead Millennium Bridge over a mixed-terrain route that incorporates both on and off-road sections. There are 69 miles to be conquered in just one day. The Wall awaits.

THE ATMOSPHERE IS ELECTRIC, THE SUPPORT IS AMAZING, THE SCENERY IS BEAUTIFUL, THE CAMARADERIE IS AWESOME A TRUE TEST OF YOURSELF!

The Wall

June

The Wall

Brand new from Rat Race, Man Vs Coast pits you against 20+ miles of the most famous coastline in the British Isles. Expect high cliffs, brooding moorland, picture-perfect beaches, crashing waves, big swell, rough-hewn rocks, awesome coasteering, water jumps, short swims, a few obstacles from the Rat Race inventory.get the picture?

This is one for the adventurer who wants to make a weekend of it. Bring your family, bring your mates. Stay with us at our dedicated basecamp and enjoy Cornwall in the height of summer. From our base near Penzance and with a stunning Start-line at St Michaels Mount, the route will weave its way coast to coast from one side of the Cornish peninsula to the other, taking in a course that is exciting beyond belief.

Rat Race – Man Vs Coast

July

Rat Race – Man Vs Coast

This adventure run is like nothing you will have experienced. You will enter the Lake District by striking out with an audacious and surreal crossing of the quicksands of Morecambe Bay, before heading north through mountainous country on a rollercoaster running route that brings you to the foot of Englands most famous Lake. You then proceed higher into the hills and forests of the area and immerse yourself into the Lake itself, tackling short wades, swims,* slides, jumps and an amazingly bold floating assault course. A trademark Man Vs Vertical Kilometre will push those quads to breaking point and help to rack up a whopping 4200ft of ascent before you psych yourself up for a Swallows and Amazons rope swing suspended from a crane. A final push takes you further in to the heart of Lakeland for a serene kayak loop on Lake Coniston just before you finish.

This is a running event, not a swimming event. You will certainly get wet. When there is full immersion we will issue buoyancy aids and have water safety staff on standby. In order to complete the event fully, you must be able to swim. But all of the swim sections are short and can be bypassed if you wish.

Rat Race – Man Vs Lakes

July

Rat Race – Man Vs Lakes

Get ready to tackle 200 gnarly miles over 3 days as you take on the fully waymarked tracks that span through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. Sample some of the UKs finest mountain biking as you ride through jaw-dropping scenery.

Its a solid 3 days riding, thats for sure. But its do-able by a large cross-section of adventurers and we know that this event has a very high completion rate by those who have previously attempted it. We arent talking about seasoned pros either. Chances are, were talking about you! Rat Race designs its events to be achievable; not impossible. This one is inside you you just need to release your inner mountain biker! If in doubt, email us. We are always happy to advise on riding level and whether this is for you.

Rat Race – The Crossing

July

Rat Race – The Crossing

This legendary mountain adventure race starts at sea level in the stunning Caernarfon Castle and weaves its way to the summit of Snowdon and down the other side into Dinorwic Quarry where weve thrown in an array of punishing obstacles, including the infamous Vertical Kilometre, for you to tackle before you can cross the finishline victorious.

Rat Race – Man vs Mountain

September

Rat Race – Man vs Mountain

A true adventure race, this one is not for the faint hearted. Featuring 105 miles of gruelling highland terrain, competitors must run, trek, cycle and kayak to reach the finish. A huge undertaking for all who choose to face it, you can either go for the one day or two day challenge - most go for two to make things more manageable! This race is situated in a truly breathtaking setting, sure to live long in the memory of all who face it.

Rat Race – Coast to Coast

September

Rat Race – Coast to Coast

Now in its 12th year, Rat Race Survival of the Fittest is the longest running 10km obstacle running series anywhere in the World. In this time we have taken Survival to over 250,000 racers around the UK and even as far afield as Australia, always behind the much loved and universally trusted Rat Race brand. For 2019 we are expanding the line-up with our long-serving classic at Nottingham being joined by brand new venues in York and The Lakes, giving rise to the Survival 2019 trilogy. As the undisputed Kings and Queens of adventure sport events, Rat Race will be shifting Survival up a notch for 2019, combining our extensive obstacle expertise with the outstanding muddy terrain on offer at each one of these awesome venues.

Rat Race – Survival Of The Fittest

October

Rat Race – Survival Of The Fittest

Dawn breaks and in the crisp autumn air of Scotlands Capital a quite remarkable event gets underway. Enveloped within the beating heart of this most famous of cities, the runners of the Ultra Tour of Edinburgh set off with a Braveheart charge down the most famous street in Scotland the Royal Mile. Their course then weaves 57km through streets, alleyways, onto hills, up crags, past monuments, museums, seats of Royalty, Government and up and down 3000 feet of ascent and descent.

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is unique. Many events claim to be. But this one is an Ultra Run in a city a city like no other. Rat Race is the UKs best known adventure sports outfit and our company was forged on the streets of Edinburgh in 2004 with the staging there of our first ever event. It is to our spiritual home that we bring a superlatively doable Ultra. 57km on foot is no mean feat but for all those out there who think they can go that extra mile, you can. And what better place to do so than somewhere so hauntingly beautiful, rugged, gnarled and famous in equal measure.

Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

October

Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

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