Rat Race

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

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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 on 12th May 2018. Take on 40, 20 or 13 miles at the worlds largest assault course.

Rat Race Dirty Weekend

Unnamed Road, Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, UK
5 races
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

Ypres Block, The Castle, Carlisle CA3 8UR, UK
1 race
£190£235
The Wall
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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

6 Elizabeth Terrace, Marazion TR17 0HT, UK
1 race
£140£170
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

42 Lindeth Rd, Silverdale, Carnforth LA5 0TX, UK
1 race
£150£650
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

2 Duke St, Whitehaven CA28 7EW, UK
1 race
£350£400
Rat Race – The Crossing
Booking Closed

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

2 Slate Quay, Caernarfon LL55 2PB, UK
1 race
£135£175
Rat Race – Man vs Mountain

The route of this two-day (or one-day Expert) challenge takes in some of the most mysterious and wild locations in Scotland. Run, ride and kayak* past Cawdor Castle, Loch Ness, Glen Nevis and Glen Coe, to name but a few stunning sights! The Highland terrain and weather breeds tough folk and if you take on this challenge then you will find out why. Take this epic journey on over two days as a Challenger or one day as an Expert.

Rat Race – Coast to Coast

Unnamed Road, Nairn IV12 5RB, UK
1 race
Rat Race – Coast to Coast

Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

Royal Mile, 109 The Royal Mile Edinburgh EH1 1SG Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1SG, UK
1 race
Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

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