The World’s Biggest Urban Adventure Race Series returns for the 10th Year

The World’s Biggest Urban Adventure Race Series returns for the 10th Year

Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest is officially a decade old, making it the longest running obstacle racing series anywhere. These gritty, urban and exhilarating obstacle courses are already well known for that ‘Big Event’ feel and for obstacles you simply don’t see anywhere else, but we figured if we’re having a big birthday, we might as well celebrate in style this time around. Expect the unexpected as we shift Survival up a notch for 2017, delivering courses in the beating hearts of London, Cardiff, Nottingham and Manchester.
Brought to you by the World’s biggest men’s magazine Men’s Health and Rat Race, the undisputed Kings of adventure sport events, we have the machinery and the minerals to engineer truly one-off classics. 2017 will see some new junk in our trunk too, plus a whole new venue for our longest serving event: Nottingham. Once the race is behind you, grab a drink in our signature Wainwright Golden Beer tent and outdoor beer gardens and enjoy the fantastic vibe in our event villages, with food, music, live MCs and a free finish line photo. Then bask in the glory of becoming a Survivor.

We’ll see you on the start line. Only the Fittest will Survive.

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  • Make like your 13 year old self and treat yourself to inflatable fun, our gigantic ball pool and our ‘new for ’16’ trademark slime pit in a zone that is bristling with fun n’ games….

  • A cross between Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Dad’s Army and Private Benjamin, our military-inspired zone will have you reaching for your inner Drill Sergeant on more than one occasion…

  • Does what it says on the tin. Expect a soaking. Features our giant Slip N’ Slide too…

  • HUGE event village!

  • Push, grunt, shove, grunt, lift, grunt, carry, grunt, you get the picture. A full helping of Builder’s Breakfast is likely to get you through this one.

  • This scaffold-steel based Rig is peppered with hardy challenges, many of them featuring obstacles dangling precariously above our water hazards. Dig deep and cut your way through the Urban Jungle

  • Jump in, hit spin cycle and enjoy the suds!

  • The ubiquitous metal box is a stalwart of international trade and shipping. They happen to make pretty damn fine obstacles too.

  • You’ll need to show an industrial helping of grit as you tackle a tangled mess of steel and construction materials. Some of these will need team-work too, so bring in t’ Unions….

in the event village

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