They say Arran is Scotland in miniature. From dense forests and coastal scenery in the South to crumbling castles and dramatic mountains in the North, the Isle of Arran delights at every turn. Welcome to Ultra Tour of Arran – a 2 day off-road running adventure from Rat Race – the UK’s favourite adventure sports crew. 

We do events differently. And for this one, we love the notion of setting sail to a location ‘over the water’ where you will feel a million miles away, but where you are in fact within easy reach of the mainland. With a simple 55 minute ferry crossing and a bundle of easy logistics thrown in, we encourage you to raise your clan and bring them over with you, enjoy our basecamp vibe, camp, run and be merry.

We know you’ll love Arran; and it’s not just the running. The island itself has a lot to offer with its own whisky distilery, artisan cheese, great food, history and a lovely ambience. And the running? Well, this wee piece of paradise has it all: Don’t let its size fool you though – packing a 50km Ultra each day over a 2 day weekend you will rack up 100km with serious vertical gain.The mountains are high, the glens deep, the forests enchanting and the coastal scenery stunning. Chose to do Day 1 only or the full 2 day Ultra Tour, operating from a central Basecamp location with all the trappings of a Rat Race event – good food, great amenities, friendly staff, Saturday night entertainment and of course, a well-stocked bar. 

Failte gu Arran.

To find out more about helping to raise funds for our official charity partner, visit our Run For Charity page here.

 

  • PRICES ARE PER PERSON

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  • SOLO

  • Until end of June£178
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  • Until end of Nov£228
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  • DAY ONE + TWO

  • PAIR

  • Until end of June£158
  • Until end of July£168
  • Until end of Aug£178
  • Until end of Sept£188
  • Until end of Oct£198
  • Until end of Nov£208
  • Until end of Jan£218
  • Until end of Feb£228
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  • DAY ONE ONLY

  • SOLO

  • Until end of JuneCan be extended to 250 Tests£129
  • Until end of July£134
  • Until end of Aug£139
  • Until end of Sept£144
  • Until end of Oct£149
  • Until end of Nov£154
  • Until end of Jan£159
  • Until end of Feb£164
  • Until Event£169
  • DAY ONE ONLY

  • PAIR

  • Until end of June£119
  • Until end of July£124
  • Until end of Aug£129
  • Until end of Sept£134
  • Until end of Oct£139
  • Until end of Nov£144
  • Until end of Jan£149
  • Until end of Feb£154
  • Until Event£159

All prices include VAT at 20% and are subject to an administration fee.

A subsidised £10 hire fee will be added at the point of entry to cover the cost of GPS tracker safety equipment hire.

This is a wilderness event in some remote country. For safety we want to ensure we can keep track of where you are. This system has the added advantage of your supporters being able to follow you online from basecamp or from the comfort of their armchairs at home.

Why have the extra fee rather than just putting up the entry price?

• No-one likes hidden extras. We are upfront about this fee. The fairest way for us to be fully transparent is to separate this cost out and explain it. The Processing Fee has discrete input costs independent of the direct costs that produce the event. We reserve the right to change this fee based on the processing costs at any time.

Why use the system we use?

• The online payment process is provided by Paypal so it is very secure.

• It offers the opportunity to pay directly from your Paypal account (if you prefer this to paying by credit card or debit card).

• It is the cheapest and best value solution we can find and it is tailored to the events you are entering. We feel it is very competitive in the marketplace, versus the fees charged by other professional event operators.

• It integrates with charity donation web sites so there is a quick and easy way for you to raise money and obtain your fund-raising discount, should you choose.

This fee covers the costs of operating the following:

• The credit card and Paypal processing fees

• The IT development in building, hosting and maintaining the online entry system.

• The associated bank fees and insurances required to process the event registration fees

• The administration personnel costs of running the registration database

• VAT at 20%

Why add on a percentage rather than a set fee?

• Rat Race offer such a range of challenges that our price points vary massively. Therefore it is considered the fairest option that all customers are charged the same %age pro rata.

How can I save money?

• The processing fee will be less the earlier you enter (as it is calculated as a %age) so take advantage of the Early Bird offers to get the best prices across the board.

• Buy a Rat Race Season Ticket

• Raise money for our charity partner Children With Cancer UK* and race for free, see details here

* Not applicable to all events

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