River Rat Race Event Preview

River Rat Race Event Preview

River Rat Race Event Preview

Welcome to the preview blog introducing the all new and London’s first ever aquatic obstacle course: ‘The River Rat Race’! Taking place on Saturday the 16th of August this year now is the time to get signed up and ready to compete in this exhilarating, energy fuelling adventure course. Brought to you by leading adventure sports company Rat Race who organise the largest selection of adventure races in the U.K. and operating 18 events this year alone, you’ll be part of the 70,000 yearly participants experiencing a great day out!

The event will be a 10km water course that requires participants to run, jump, swim, climb and even kayak their way along the River Thames and in and around The Docklands in East London. Scattered with a barrage of obstacles on land as well as water, you are truly in for an exciting treat if you have experienced mud runs before. If not, then this newly released challenge will entice you in with the fantastically arranged course outline allowing you to see some of London’s amazing scenery whilst you tackle brilliantly stimulating obstacles that place demands on your body driving you to just … GO FOR IT!

Not only has Rat Race Adventure Sports set up this adrenaline-charged and thrilling quest but they are also working in partnership with Shelter – The housing and homelessness charity; and £10 of your entry fee goes straight to Shelter. Shelter helps over three million people a year whom struggle with bad housing or homelessness and campaigns to prevent it in the first place, they exist so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.

Time to get wet …River Rat Race Preview Event

On the course’s route you will come across many nerve-racking and energy lifting obstacles, including: the tire run, the pontoons, into the dink, kayaking, the slippery wall, scrim tree maze and many, many more! With your sense of adventure, a head for heights, a love of water and a good fitness level to comfortably jog around the 10km course, you’ll be getting soaked from head to toe in mud, water and hopefully sweat! All specialist equipment and kit will be provided by the event team, including all safety jackets and helmets where required along the route.
Bringing you the wettest, wildest, most action packed 10k ever! This summer’s date for your diary – 16th August 2014 …
This is now your chance to join 1,000s of Rat Racers at London’s ExCel centre for this wet ‘n’ wild 10km running course around Docklands, linking together unique water and shore based activities. Whether you wish to run solo, or form a team, all you need to bring is a pair of trainers and a thrilling sense of adventure.

River Rat Race Preview Event

Most importantly you’ll be helping a fantastic charity in your bid to combat bracing obstacles that stimulate your feelings of anxiousness along with your feelings of fearlessness! By completing the race course you’ll have earned yourself your very own coveted Shelter London River Rat Race medal together with your feelings of undoubtable accomplishment.

To enter online now visit and for more information on Shelter please visit


Written by Hayley Madigan

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