From city to summit and everywhere in between, Rat Race offers the largest selection of adventure challenges in Britain. Click on the icons below to see what, when and where we’ll be Ratifying this year.

These are the ones you’re going to need to train for! Always iconic, often hard as nails and sometimes over a single day (or at least, a very very long day!). These events are aspirational yet attainable and thousands reach the finish line every year. And there’s always beer.
These are the ones you could do weekend in, weekend out. That doesn’t mean they’re easy though! Get wet, get muddy, get over those obstacles, get a team together, get on the start line. Get into our adventure runs to see the wilder side of running with choices from 5k and up and up and up! Oh yes; and there’s always beer.

At Rat Race we’re all about the challenge. We don’t do things by halves and our #RatRaceMillion challenge reflects this.


All your calorie consumption, feats of derring do, pant wetting jumps and personal achievements have been turned into into lifesaving funds for the charity.

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer and we’ve decided to support their aims to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer. Almost 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK.


Right now there’s a load of events out there to choose from and we love that – Endurance sport has come of age and there’s never been a better time to get out of the armchair into the outdoors. But we want you to know you are in the very best of hands when you take on a challenge with us. This is our ‘Why #RATRACER’ pledge in 12 easy bullet points…


We’ve been in business since 2004 and we’ve staged over 200 events – which makes us the most experienced player in Endurance Sport by a very long stretch

We only use specialist providers for medical and other safety functions – which means Paramedics, (not First Aiders), H and S pro’s and Mountain Safety Technicians

We pay our staff – all of them – whether it’s through hard currency or chunky value-in-kind packages. email staffing@ratrace.com for more information.

We don’t skimp on the bogs – our event villages are well known for being well-serviced and very well organised. That includes Registration – it’s slick.

We ain’t no one-trick pony – our events range from city centre to mountains and everywhere in between; and from 5km to hundreds of km! Check out the map above to see what and where.

People love our signature Tech Tees! You will always get one when you sign up, it’s worth £15 and it will last you for ages. Wear it with pride…you’ve earned it!

We do it properly. We serve our own Rat Race Blonde Ale and chilled lager from professionally run bars and #RATRACER‘s smash their way through 1000s of casks and kegs every year

It’s an investment we make so you can race others or race yourself. Trust us – it’s a satisfying feeling hearing the beep of the clock stop when you cross that finish line.

There’s medals of course, there’s that Tech Tee and some other stash in the mix too. There’s also free finisher photos and photos to buy from around our courses.

Rat Race is not run by uber-athletes. We don’t take ourselves too seriously but we do practise what we preach and we’ve seen a few summits, a lot of miles and a fair bit of lycra in our time. We love a beer at the end and Rat Race is forged from that spirit – challenge yourself and enjoy the feeling. We are #RATRACER‘s Join us.

We think we offer a good product for a fair price and we KNOW our team deals are the best in the business. You can even race for FREE with our charity deals. We also offer a season ticket, allowing you to take on a full 12 months of Rat Race Events for just £360!*

We take feedback seriously. We can’t please everyone every time but we won’t stop trying. We always ask people to tell us about their experiences post-event by email or through questionnaires and if we can improve the experience, we will. If you enjoy being a #RATRACER, tell your mates!

For 2016, take part in any of our events and you have the option to raise money for charity and earn rewards. At some events you can race for FREE with our preferred charity deals, raising funds for good causes. Or on some Adventure Runs if you raise £100 we’ll give you £10 back after the race. Participate in an Endurance Race for charity and you could get £50 back when you raise £500. At some events we reward charity donations with some epic Rat Race Swag too. Check out the ‘Run For Charity’ page on each event to find out more.*

* Check individual events for specific Ts and Cs. Donation amounts and discounts may vary from event to event.

We’ve shopped around and we’re pretty sure our Team Deals are the best value in the UK running market. Enter a team into any one of our adventure runs and you all save. Depending on which event you enter you’ll either save a whopping £10 or £20 per head when entering a team of 10+; and £5 or £10 per head when entering a team of 5-9.