London 8th July
The Sunny One
Our season opener is the biggest single day adventure race in the UK. With monster builds, an iconic location beneath the arch of Wembley Stadium and a massive beer tent, we start the season with a bang. The route will take you into the underbelly of London and includes the infamous storm drain tunnel run under the city. Expect massive structures and a view of the city like never before.
Where is it? Wembley Park Record: 00:39:40
Cardiff 24th September
The Wild One
Starting in the iconic Roald Dahl Plass, our Cardiff course makes use of Cardiff’s unique city layout in and around the Bay. You’ll get one hell of a wet ‘n’ wild dunking in the International White Water Centre right in the heart of the Oval Basin.
Where is it? Roald Dahl Plass Record: 50:13
Nottingham 7th October
The Really, Really Wet One
The original Survival of the Fittest is ringing the changes for its special 10th anniversary year. In 2017 we’re relocating the Nottingham Event Village to the National Water Sports Centre, a location we have used every year for the past 10 years, but in 2017 this amazing venue is becoming centre stage. Expect a course that delivers multiple dunkings and some truly big-ticket aquatic content. Offering optional extras including on-site parking, hot showers, on-site accommodation, plus that classic Survival Event Village look and feel, together with a swashbuckling amount of water on the course, this is one that is guaranteed to leave you looking and feeling like a drowned Rat at the finish line.
Where is it? National Water Sports Centre Record: 00:51:41
The Muddy One
Manchester is the season finale for Survival of the Fittest in the UK and it brings together the grittiest and most urban elements of the series. We’ll wheel out all the machinery to bring you the gnarliest of challenges in the shadow of Etihad Stadium. It may be in the city centre, but this route has plenty of mud and more than a few dunkings!
Where is it? Etihad Camp Record: 00:48:18
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