About The Event: The Run

It’s time to get down and dirty with your girls. Our course is a professionally built and managed 5km loop, fully staffed and way-marked with 10 amazing obstacles littering your path.

The emphasis is firmly on fun but don’t underestimate this outing – you’ll experience jumps, wades, crawls, plenty of mud and the odd disco infusion too, as each obstacle also has music pumping. Don’t fancy an obstacle –no problem you can just take the bypass option. Choose to go round once (5k) or tackle this loop twice for the full 10k treatment and collect your 10k wristband.

Some things to expect out on the course from Rat Race:

Never get lost

Forget dodgy junctions or missing signs. Our run routes are meticulously marked with high-visibility orange arrows throughout.

Paramedic support

We ONLY use paramedic and emergency medical technician (EMT) medical staff. Never just first aiders. You’re in good hands, whatever the course may throw at you.

You’re supported throughout

All of our obstacles are staffed by personnel with radios. If you need to leave the course for whatever reason, our fleet of 4×4 Event vehicles is on stand-by to get you back to base, supported by our comprehensive radio communications and event control room.

The very best obstacles: Safe, fun and spectacular

We’ve been in this game for 15 years, so we know how to knock up a decent obstacle or two. We also know what’s safe and what’s not. Trust us, you’ll love ‘em!

Good hydrations

We have a well-stocked water station half way around. We will never run out of water and you will also be able to access loos and medical help here, too.

Let us entertain you

Each obstacle has a sound system blaring phat choonz. Bring those glow sticks as you might even come across a cheeky disco hidden in those woods…

Check out what to expect on our course map here:



The Festival and Party

This is where Rat Race is totally unique in the sports event marketplace. We excel in delivering high-spec entertainment and camping facilities, on a scale that no-one else begins to attempt. Our Big Top party tent is big enough to take the lot of you – that’s 1000s, not 100s!  Here’s the Rat Race difference…

  • Enjoy World-class famous DJs from a professionally produced stage show with spectacular sound and light systems.

  • Enjoy slick bar service with loads of choice, including specialist gin, prosecco and cocktail bars.

  • Enjoy the very best camping experience in sport, within a stunning setting and complete with hot showers, flushing loos, hair-care and glam tent with plugs for dryers and straighteners and a camper van/ caravan pitch park. Fully secure, fully staffed.

  • Enjoy a covered food hall in a massive marquee, with loads of tasty options (healthy and not so!), plus lots of choice for vegans, GF and veggie participants.

  • Enjoy World-class famous DJs from a professionally produced stage show with spectacular sound and light systems.

  • Enjoy slick bar service with loads of choice, including specialist gin, prosecco and cocktail bars.

  • Enjoy the very best camping experience in sport, within a stunning setting and complete with hot showers, flushing loos, hair-care and glam tent with plugs for dryers and straighteners and a camper van/ caravan pitch park. Fully secure, fully staffed.

  • Enjoy a covered food hall in a massive marquee, with loads of tasty options (healthy and not so!), plus lots of choice for vegans, GF and veggie participants.

Other things to expect at the festival:

Big Top party tent  |  Gin, Prosecco and Cocktail Bars  |  Hot tubs  |  Changing tents  |  Medical facilities  | Rat Race Store  |  Hairdryer/ Straightener Tent  |  Food Hall  |  ‘Have-a-go’ Zone  |  Selfie Wall  |  Dress-up Photo Tent  |  Campsite with hot showers and flushing toilets  |  Glamping area  |  Camper van area  |