Mighty Deerstalker – March

Scotland’s original obstacle race and the hardest off-road night race that exists. 3000 Rat Racers take on rivers, mud pits, scrambles, dense forests and a mountain or 2 in this beautiful Scottish beasting. Afterwards, limber up for a bit of crowd surfing at the legendary Mighty Beerstalker afterparty.

2017 Participants: 3000

Running since: 2004

Location: Traquair House, Innerleithen

Website: mightydeerstalker.com


Ultra Tour of Arran – April

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.

2017 Participants: NEW FOR 2018

Running since: 2018

Location: Isle of Arran, Scotland

Website: ultratourofarran.com



Dirty Weekend – May

The World’s largest obstacle course. 20 miles. 200 obstacles. Huge permanent builds, the World’s longest monkey bars, festival style camping and a monster afterparty awaits the thousands of Muckers who take on this challenge each year. Previous headliners include Ocean Colour Scene, Greg James, Craig Charles, Reverend and the Makers and Ash.

2017 Participants: 7000

Running since: 2013

Location: Burghley House, Stamford.

Website: ratracedirtyweekend.com


Runstock – June

A family-friendly festival with running at its core, where you can help us raise a whopping quarter of million quid for Children with Cancer too. From Fun Runner to Ultra Runner and from Rugrats to Racing Rats, Runstock packs a 5k lapped course into a glorious summer Festival format. Our unique course allows to you keep running to smash massive distances or spice things up with our 7 optional fun lanes. Go fun or fo fast – you decide..

2017 Participants: 2000

Running since: 2016

Location: Boughton House, Kettering.

Website: ratracerunstock.com



The Wall – June

The UK’s most iconic Ultra returns for the 6th year running. 69 stunning miles through Hadrian’s Wall country in a continuous fully supported and way marked adventure.

16th June 2018

2017 Participants: 800

Running since: 2012

Location: Carlisle Castle to Gateshead Millennium Bridge.

Website: ratracethewall.com


Man Vs Coast – Juuly

Brand new from Rat Race, Man Vs Coast pits you against 20+ miles of the most famous coastline in the British Isles. Expect high cliffs, brooding moorland, picture-perfect beaches, crashing waves, big swell, rough-hewn rocks, awesome coasteering…

2017 Participants: NEW FOR 2018

Running since: 2018

Location: Cornwall

Website: manvscoast.com


Man vs Lakes – July

New in 2016. The UK’s most adventurous marathon-distance running adventure. 26.2 miles from Morecambe Bay to the shores of Windermere, incorporating swims, wades, hills culminating in a floating assault course, a rope swing from a crane and a giant water slide across the finish line.

2017 Participants: 1100

Running since: 2016

Location: Lake District

Website: manvslakes.com



The Crossing – August

Our mountain bike expedition from Whitehaven to Scarborough. 200 gnarly miles over 3 days sampling some of the finest tracks and jaw dropping scenery in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors.

2017 Participants: 600

Running since: 2013

Location: Whitehaven to Scarborough

Website: ratracecrossing.com


Get Fizzical – August

Join 1000s of like-minded ladies on 3rd August 2019 at glorious Catton Hall for the UK’s biggest Girls-Only Run and Festival event, fusing an incredible 5k or 10k mud run with top-flight and professionally built obstacles.

NEW FOR 2019

Running since: 2019

Location: Walton-on-Trent

Website: getfizzical.co.uk



Man vs Mountain – September

The legendary, sell out mountain adventure race starts at sea level in the stunning Caernarfon Castle and weaves its way to the summit of Snowdon before descending into the obstacle zone in Dinorwic Quarry.

Running since: 2013

Location: Snowdon

Website: ratracemanvsmountain.com



Coast to Coast – September

Our original adventure race returns to the wild hills of Scotland. Rat Racers run, bike and kayak 105 miles through on of the most famous mountain landscapes in the world. 2 race options are available, complete it in one day or two.

2017 Participants: 1400

Running since: 2006

Location: Nairn – Glencoe

Website: ratracecoasttocoast.com



Survival of the Fittest – Various dates

The World’s largest urban obstacle race series. 10km in Nottingham’s City Centre.

October 2018

2016 Participants: 20,000

Running since: 2008

Location: Nottingham

Website: ratracesurvival.com


Ultra Tour of Edinburgh – October

The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh is unique. Many events claim to be. But this one is an Ultra Run in a city – a city like no other. This will be a truly special event.

October 2018

2017 Participants: 800

Running since: 2017

Location: Edinburgh

Website: ultratourofedinburgh.com