The Challenge

You have 10 hours to ‘bag’ as many loops as possible. We have laid out 3 different run loops, 3 bike loops and 1 kayak loop (well, the kayak is more like an ‘out and back up and down the river!). You choose which loops you do and in which order. Each loop you do earns you a specially coloured band. If you do one of each discipline – a run, bike and kayak loop – you get a medal! And for those superheroes out there who do the lot – that’s 100km of distance covered – well, you get the hard earned 100K wristband. We salute you indeed! For those that opt into our 100K Challenge upgrade there is a golden medal and special tech vest plus access to a dedicated transition area and a satellite tracker so we can monitor your progress. Click here to read all about the format and the different distances and colour-coded difficulty of the loops.
10 hours. Do as much or as little as you wish in this time.
We have offered pair and team entries with discounted entry fees to encourage folk to participate in the event together. It is not a relay though – all team members can do as much or as little as they wish. And you can all ride/run together, or mix it up. Your call.
Well, it’s as hard as you want it to be. To bust a gut and try to bag all 100km in the 10 hours will be a real test, make no bones. But we have laid out the ‘standard’ challenge of getting around a run loop, a bike loop and a kayak loop as a very achievable objective for most folks. The beauty of the format is that you can literally do as much or as little as you want in the 10 hours. Go at your own pace, have rests, look around the gorgeous Black Mountains and Glanusk Valley and just enjoy the weekend! Or go hard, hard, hard. Whatever you decide, do have a beer with us afterwards. It’s that kind of event too!
Yep no problem there. You have 10 hours to do whatever combination you wish on the course! Once the 10 hours is up though, we’ll call time on the course.
Various lengths but will add up to 100km. Part of the format here is to offer 3 runs and 3 rides of varying distance and difficulty. Each with its own colour code according to difficulty. Precise distances will be confirmed once the Glanusk Estate assess the ground conditions and their estate works after Winter. Check out the full info on the loops here.
This is simply the challenge of attempting to do ALL loops, which add up to 100km of distance. Those signing up in advance to attempt the challenge will receive a special 100km challenge vest upon registration and (if they are successful) an extra 100km medal.
You get the standard medal. And the 100km medal too, if you are successful and if you have signed up in advance for this. Check out the 100km attempt info here.
You will receive your race pack at Registration. We do not send race packs pre-event through the post.
Race entry includes a finishers medal and a collectable Rat Rag. Event tees are available to purchase online here and in the Rat Race store at the event while stocks last.
We will operate a free valuables drop for precious items that fit inside an A4 envelope. We will also operate an unmanned and uncovered bag drop in the Event Village where you may wish to leave some warm clothing in a waterproof bag. You can also leave items in a tent, car or with a spectator. We will make some recommendations on the type of kit you should have on your person whilst on the run and bike loops, and of course you will need to take food and water with you. The likelihood is therefore you will be running with a small backpack and/or riding with one.
Registration will open on the Friday evening at 5pm. It will close at 10am on event day.
No. This is a challenge and not a race. Laps will not be timed, you will be issued with a satellite tracker to monitor progress. No race-type behaviour should we entered into where bridleways and highways are part of the course.
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 team of 5 or more runners, you can add or change team members up to 10 days before the event.
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 clear business days’ notice prior to the event to make these changes plus you will need to pay a £15 or 15% (whichever is greater) cancellation 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.
No. It is over rough terrain. It is not therefore easily accessible by wheelchairs. 
There are no prizes at this event. We reward everyone who completes the challenge in the same way – with the same goodies, medals and wristbands for laps completed.