About the London Rat Race
Held in East London’s Docklands, the London Rat Race is the world’s largest urban adventure race. Consisting of a 10km run packed with 35 obstacles which will have you climbing, jumping and even swimming through the Docklands’ waters, you’ll be in good company with the thousands of adventure-seekers taking part each year. Although there are those who take this challenge extremely seriously, the focus is on having fun while pushing yourself to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. All challenges are designed to be achievable, so come to the capital and get kayaking, diving and rope-climbing in this unique event.
Helpful information about the London Rat Race
The 2017 Rat Race takes place on 12th August when chances are good that the weather will be on your side. If you’d like to participate, purchase your entry as soon as you can as the prices rise from £55 to £85 as time progresses. There are discounts if you enter as a team of 5 or more and an event greater discount if you have a team of 10 or more. You can purchase your tickets here. £10 from each ticket is donated to Children with Charity UK. You can also choose to run for the same charity in which case you’ll receive a pack containing fundraising information and training advice.
Making the most of the London Rat Race
The event takes place in the Docklands in East London. The best way to get to the venue is to take the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to the Prince Regent stop. For those travelling by tube, head to Canning Town on the Jubilee line where you can change to get the DLR. Spectator support is very welcome but if you’re planning on taking part in the event, make sure you bring something quick-drying to wear as you’ll be in and out of the river a number of times. Light shorts and shoes which you don’t mind getting wet are a good idea!
Where to stay in London for the London Rat Race
If you’re travelling to London for the race, take the opportunity to choose to stay in the very best rental accommodation on the market. With Eventful Stays, you can choose from smart studios, stylish apartments, convenient spare rooms, quirky boats, boutique B&BS or grand townhouses - all close to the Docklands. Check out our accommodation in London.
Things to do near the London Rat Race
If you’re spending time in the capital to watch or take part in the race, leave some time to see some of London’s most famous sights: take a cruise down the River Thames to take in the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; immerse yourself in history at the British Museum; and indulge in some retail therapy in Covent Garden.
More information about the London Rat Race
To find out more information about the event, please go to the official website which contains all the information you need including: how to get tickets; the 2016 photo gallery and list of race results together with other rat race adventure sports events.
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