The Run

8 hours from 10am – 6pm on Saturday 10th June. You can run as far (or as little!) as you like in this period. You don’t need to start at 10am and you don’t need to finish at 6pm. This is the ‘window’ in which you and your team can crank out as many laps as you wish.
You will receive these items on site when you register, which can be done on Friday evening from 5pm – 8pm, or on Saturday from 8am until midday. Please note that these items are NOT sent through the post in advance. Those who have upgraded to ‘Go Ultra’ will register as normal and then head to the Rat Race Store to collect their Ultra Attempt Vest and wristband.
There will one water station on the course where you can self-serve water. There will also be a water point in the Event Village nearby the start/finish area so that you can top up and have a drink here too. For those camping there will also be a water point in the campsite.

Once you have finished and handed in your timing chip you will receive a bottle of water. Please note there is only one per participant.

Ultra Runners who have purchased the upgrade will have access to a wristband controlled ultra transition area with dedicated water point.

We will operate a free valuables drop for precious items that fit inside an A4 envelope. We will also operate an unmanned and uncovered bag drop in the Event Village where you may wish to leave some warm clothing in a waterproof bag.
You can also leave items in a tent, car or with a spectator.

Those who have upgraded to ‘Go Ultra’ will have access to a wristband controlled transition area where they can leave food and a change of socks for the run. This area is not secure.
Please note that Rat Race cannot take responsibility for any items that are lost or damaged at the event.

Well, the course is open from 10am. But it’s open for 8 hours and you can start when you like! So Registration is open until 12 midday. This will allow those looking to take the more ‘leisurely’ approach to be, well, more leisurely.
Registration takes place in the event village. There will be specific lanes for children 15 years old and younger. Those aged 16 and over should proceed through the adult lanes. All lanes are ordered alphabetically by the surname of the runner. Runners (or their parent/guardian) will need to complete a disclaimer document before they can register. Please see the Essential Event Information document for further information and the times of registration.
No, not at all. There will be some folk who want to do that of course, but the emphasis of this event is on fun and participation as a group or family. Do as many or as few laps as you wish. That may mean 1. It may mean 10. Your total laps will be recorded every time you step across the start and finish lines and if running as a Team, the aggregate of all laps completed by the Team members will be logged.
Either, or both. Each lap that each one of you does counts towards your team total. You  can choose to do it as a straight relay where one person runs and someone else takes over, or you just go out as a group and have fun together.
Solo entries are not transferable – you can’t give or sell your entry to anyone else. If you no longer wish to take part you can obtain an event credit to the value of your entry fee paid (terms and a fee apply) which you or another person can use towards next year’s event (or any other Rat Race event). If you have purchased a team of 5 or more runners, you can add or change team members up to 10 days before the event.
Yes. Think of it like a “motorway” with junctions (it will be laid out as such). Take the junction and do the activity and then re-join the route. Or bypass a junction if you don’t fancy that activity and just keep on truckin’.
Not at all. The emphasis is on fun and that means you do what you want, when you want. You can do some laps where you try and do all the zones, other laps where you do none of the fun stuff and some laps where you mix n’ match.
Each activity we present will feature an option for the Bigs and one for the Littles. We will use theme-park-style height markers to show minimum heights for completion of certain activities so it is clear what is meant for who!
Afraid not. We have a consistent policy of not allowing dogs and runners to mix on our courses. Dogs are welcome in the Event Village provided they are on leads. However we regret the campsite is a pet-free zone.
No. We do not offer refunds but we do offer event transfer vouchers, so you can put your credit to another event. We need 10 calendar days’ notice prior to the event to make these changes plus you will need to pay a £15.00 fee. Our pricing structure rewards those that commit furthest in advance and we recommend customers hold the appropriate insurance to cover non-attendance for issues such as illness or travel problems. You can view our transfer policy hereTransfer requests can be made here. You can find full Terms and Conditions here.
Wheelchairs and buggies are allowed on the course. The route takes place off-road in parkland so would require equipment suitable for such a surface in the weather at the time. We ask that you follow the instructions and signs provided on the day so we can provide a clear and safe route for all runners.
Yes. Under 5s are not charged to accompany a relative on the course. They will need to be accompanied on the route by an adult that has entered the event and has a valid wristband. We suggest that parents and guardians may consider using buggies or carrying small children during busy times and always remain vigilant of runners that are overtaking. There will be height restrictions on the activities and a child under 5 will not be issued a timing chip so will not count to your official Totalizer amount. Please follow our instructions and signs on the day so we can provide a clear and safe route for all runners. Ultimately the safety of children is the responsibility of parents and guardians.
Not really. Everyone is a winner at Runstock. It is a personal challenge and not a race. Each runner will receive a wristband for every lap they complete and a medal when they are done. We will give out some spot prizes during the day subject to how events unfold. We do operate a prize giving to celebrate everyone’s achievements, but no one is guaranteed a prize.

The Ultra Run

In order to ‘Go Ultra’ and get your hands on the gold medal you must buy the Ultra Upgrade. This will get you an Ultra Attempt Vest and a wristband enabling you to access the dedicated transition area on the day of the event. Without an Ultra Upgrade you will not receive a 50km+ medal even if you manage to complete the distance. 
No, ultimately this is up to the parent of any child taking part in Runstock. This challenge is intended for those aged 16 and over. It is not our intention that children go out training for ultra running in advance of this event. If you have any questions about the suitability of long-distance running for children, we suggest you consult your GP. 
The Ultra Upgrade includes: A wristband controlled transition area with a dedicated water point, Ultra Attempt Vest and a gold medal for those who complete 50km+. You will also receive a standard Runstock medal, technical race t-shirt and all other items included in a standard event entry. 

The Festival, camping, entertainment and facilities

All camping is in the same large designated camping area. This will include warm showers and toilets. We will have ‘tent only’ pitches for those who wish to use the main car park and carry their gear to the campsite. Alternatively we have our Park and Pitch service, allowing you to camp right next to your vehicle in a generous 6x6m reserved pitch area.
All campers can use the showers. There will be showers with cabins that are appropriate for parent and child use. All this shower infrastructure and water needs to be brought in and out of the venue just for the event and is a real investment in customer comfort. The showers are there to allow folk to have a quick wash and freshen up so please don’t plan on a long soak post run. Please keep usage down to 5 minutes. We recommend you consider the best time to wash as there will be busy times when everyone has finished running.
£10. A Park and Pitch option is also available for £30, which allows you to camp next to your car within a generous 6m x 6m pitch. (Note this is for the pitch and the car, not the campers inside, who each cost £20 for adults and £15 for children). Those purchasing the Park and Pitch are not required to also buy a £10 parking ticket. For maximum value, buy the Park and Pitch for £30 and then a family camping ticket bundle. For more info on camping rates and event extras, click here.
Yes, you can. We are offering a Park and Pitch option for £30, which allows you a generous 6m x 6m pitch area in which to park your car and pitch your tent right next to it. This covers the vehicle and the pitch and not the campers inside. For more info on camping rates, click HERE.
The campsite will be laid out so you have plenty of space and cars will be marshalled into position so as to minimise risk to tents and people. However once parked up, we ask that you consider not moving your vehicle until the event is over. If you do think you will need to move your car at any point over the weekend, you may do so. However in order that we keep the risk from vehicle movements to a minimum, once your vehicle leaves the Park and Pitch area, it may not return and should be deposited for the remainder of the weekend in the main car park. If you think we will be coming and going a fair bit, it is better to use our day car park, which is a little bit further away from the action, but which is accessible to the outside world at all times.

Yes but please note the following. The camping tickets can only be collected by the person that purchased them. All pitches are allocated on a first-come first-served basis so best you arrive together. Please consider others when setting up your tent and ensure it is not in the firebreaks or we will need to remove it. 

Yes you can. If you wish to bring a camper van and park in the main campsite, you should buy the Park and Pitch ticket and you will be allocated a 6m x 6m pitch. This is the same with a car and caravan. Please note that these pitches are 6m x 6m, so any vehicle combination that is larger than that footprint may be subject to an extra pitch charge.
Yes. These can be purchased if you book a Park and Pitch ticket.
Pre-purchased Park and Pitch tickets will be posted to you pre-event. Online sales for these will close at Midnight on Sunday 4th June. Car parking tickets must be purchased on the day for £10.
Yes. Festival entry is £5, there are charges for parking (£10) and camping (£20/head/ adult and £15/ head/ child), if you wish to do so.  By attending the event spectators will have accepted the terms and conditions of entry.
Yes there will be baby change facilities on site in the Event Village within disabled portable toilets.
We make the event site as safe as possible but ultimately the safety of children is the responsibility of parents and guardians. We ask that parents and guardians take note of marshal advice and safety signage when considering if an activity is appropriate for their child. Wristbands will be supplied to under 18s that take part in the run so we can identify them by their race number should they need assistance from our team. Click here to see the Event Information document for our Child Safety Policy and how we operate our registration process for under 18s. 
On the run course there will be a kids activity at each of the Activity Zones (height restrictions apply). Off the course will have kids activities in the Festival village plus stage entertainment suitable for all the family. This list will be confirmed nearer the time but expect activities such as climbing walls, bouncy castles, soft play and bungee trampolines. Some will be free with most activities being pay-per-play. You can purchase a ‘play all weekend’ wristband for £15 which allows unlimited goes on these activities on Friday and Saturday.
The camp site is near to the car park and camping registration will take place there. Park up as directed, go get your camping tickets, then access the camp site. Those with Park and Pitch Reserved Camping Pitches will be directed to a parking holding area where they can leave their car while collecting their individual camping passes. Please note tickets can only be picked up by the bill payer.
Please follow events signs to the event entrance. There will be a one way system in place. Parking is £10 per vehicle and this will cover Friday through to Sunday. You can re-enter the site with the ticket if you need to leave.