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Rat Race require participants to be 18 +.
The race starts at 7am and runners have until 9am the following morning to cross the finishline. Cut off times are in place throughout the course (details here)
You can enter a team of 2 as a pair entry and save £20 on the solo price. Paired entries must be purchased at the same time and you will receive an individual time.
The course record is 09:43:08 and the final finisher in 2016 crossed the line in 25:20:26. The Wall has a high completion rate, on average 90% of starters make it to the end.
The Wall is hailed as an ideal entry level Ultra, it is well supported and fully waymarked meaning you do not need to carry a map like many Ultras. It is a mix of undulating trails and road and although rural you are never far from shelter or assistance.
No The Wall is fully waymarked with marshals enroute.
The start is in Carlisle Castle where you will register. This is in Carlisle city centre near a variety of shops, there are toilets available on the morning of the race and the Rat Race store will be at registration for any missing essentials. The finish will be at Baltic Quay where there will be refreshments, toilets, medics, bar and dwell area for yourself and participants. Your bag will also be transported here and the finish is manned throughout the night.
There is no registration available on Saturday. You must register on Friday between 3pm – 10pm.
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 pairs entry, you can add or change team members up to 10 days before the event.
Yes we will have well-stocked and themed Pit Stops along the route. Trust us, you won’t go hungry at The Wall. Check out the Pit Stop line up from 2016:

Pit Stop 1 Lanercost 13 miles. The Tuckshop.
Water, squash, electrolyte drink, classic school sweets, crisps, bananas, biscuits, cakes, chocolate.

Pit Stop 2 Cawfields 27 miles. Shell’s Cafe.
Water, squash, electrolyte drink, tea, coffee, bovril, hot chocolate, cake, biscuits, bananas, sweets, crisps, variety of sandwiches, sausage rolls, sausages, chicken drumsticks, samosas.

Pit stop 3 Hexham 44 miles. Jim’s Pub.
Water, squash, electrolyte drink, tea, coffee, bovril, hot chocolate, scampi fries, pork scratchings, hot soup & roll, crisps, biscuits, bananas, sweets, chocolate, cake, quiche, pork pies, corned beef pie, sausage rolls, CLIF shot blocks and gels, shandy!

Pit Stop 4 Newburn 62 miles. All Night Garage.
Water, squash, electrolyte drink, tea, coffee, bovril, hot chocolate, dandelion and burdock, chocolate, bananas, sweets, crisps, sandwiches, biscuits 

There is a mandatory kit list that can be found here. Your kit will be checked before you are allowed to Register. Random kit checks will be carried out on the morning of the race, if you are missing a mandatory item you will not be allowed to Register or Start.
We transfer your bag for you from the start to the halfway point and then onto the finish. There are size and weight restrictions detailed here
The Wall 2017 is worth 2 points using the old rating system and 4 points using the new system. Participants in The Wall 2016 also qualified for 2points / 4 new points. Find out more about UTMB qualification here.

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We will collect you via the Sweeper vehicle and move you forwards on the course. We are unable to transport you backwards i.e back to the start.
No. Dogs will not be allowed on the run route.
This is a mixed terrain event and features trail (20%) and road (80%)
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