City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Men's Health Survival of the Fittest 2012

By edg - Posted on 06 July 2012

Event details
Ross Theatre

Edinburgh will once more become a citywide playground for urban adventure racers of all skill levels as teams challenge of navigation, endurance, mental agility, running, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and abseiling, combined with surreal sporting tests and obstacles at different checkpoints across some of the city's most challenging terrain.

Edinburgh's stunning architecture, labyrinthine streets and rugged terrain, including urban structures, office blocks, tunnels, parks, hills, water and sand in the city centre and beyond.are ideal for the event.

Over the years Rat Race competitors have been seen kayaking out to sea and mountain biking in the Pentlands, orienteering around Arthur's Seat, speed cycling without brakes, abseiling from the roof of Murrayfield Stadium, playing wheelchair rugby, space hopper racing, and a final hurdle of getting a team of three up a large ramp covered in banana skins and butter!

Spectators can have just as much fun (if a little less butter!) as all the athletes at the Event Village in West Princes Street Gardens when they gather to watch the Rat Racers set off and then enjoy the various activities.


Tickets start at £49 per individual (early bird special)