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. Take it on as a One Day Expert or Two Day Challenger. 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 184km road bike leg snaking its way into the Highlands.

Then, ditch the bike to transfer back to foot for the final marathon* off-road assault on The Ben. With a finish line set in spectacular Fort William, 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.


Can you run-CYCLE-run from Scotland’s capital city to the UK’s highest summit?

DON’T FORGET TO READ THE ESSENTIAL EVENT INFORMATION:
READ EXPERT INFO HERE     |     READ CHALLENGER INFO HERE

THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE IN ONE DAY?

THINK YOU’VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES TO COMPLETE THE CHALLENGE IN ONE DAY?

Our Expert Category have 20 hours to tame this Brute. Not for the faint hearted. The one-day challenge is a mammoth undertaking. Preparation and your nutrition plan are very important to give you the best chance of completion. Our cut offs are fixed and mandatory kit is key. You will be taking on a very challenging mountain marathon run taking you to the top of the British Isles after a draining cycle ride, not to mention the half marathon run at the start of the day. In 2017 only 49% of starters made it to the finish victorious, will you be one of them in 2018?

TAKING ON THE TWO-DAY CHALLENGE?

TAKING ON THE TWO-DAY CHALLENGE?

Experience tells us most participants take on such journeys over two days as Challengers and join us at our overnight half way campsite that comes approximately two-thirds along the bike route. Breaking up the challenge makes this more achievable and allows you to enjoy a cracking weekend with team mates or supporters. Being a Solo on your own is equally rewarding with support services available to ensure you are able to move bags, book accommodation at the overnight campsite, and access travel back to the start line. Plus with the on course support of our team and the excellent camaraderie of your fellow Challengers this will be a weekend to remember.

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Go City to Summit in summer 2018 and TAKE ON THE UK’S TOUGHEST DUATHLON.

Go City to Summit in summer 2018 and TAKE ON THE UK’S TOUGHEST DUATHLON.

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*The use of ‘standard’ terms such as ‘Half Marathon/Marathon’ is terminology used to give a guide on format. In some cases, true event distance will not adhere exactly to that terminology – in short, these are ‘rough guide’ terms. Distances given in GPX and route map materials will be a more accurate representation the actual route. HOWEVER, we use an online resource alongside some real-life measuring to record distances as accurately as possible and these are as accurate as we will publish. There will always be some variation on the ground. Also, the route and therefore the distance are subject to change right up until (as well as during the day of) the event. We will endeavour to make you aware of any major changes in advance; however it may not be possible to share some minor changes as they occur. Please understand that all distances are therefore, by their nature, as exact as we can make them but can never be truly accurate to the metre.

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