Survival of the Fittest

Britain’s biggest adventure running series, Survival of the Fittest, is moving to a new home in London this November, when Wembley Park will be transformed into a colossal 10km urban assault course for the first time ever on 22nd November 2014.

The event and Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Series, are organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports, has moved from Battersea to a new iconic home at Wembley Park,where the course will loop around Wembley Stadium before taking participants through a gauntlet of obstacles packed in on top of one another, with plenty of dunkings, dirt, and the odd diversion through the river.

Only the fittest will survive as the Men’s Health urban assault course series returns to London

This year’s London event is the culmination of a series of 10K high-octane obstacle races, with other events taking place in Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh and Manchester.

Not only is the event at a brand new location, it has a brand new course too which includes parkland, industrial lanscapes, enormous scaffold builds and a monster water slide. This of course, in addition to some Survival obstacle classics, such as a colossal hay bale wall, an army assault course area, the ‘Parkour’ zone and the infamous Men’s Health ‘Wall of Fame’ – a sheer eight foot high construction, which competitors must scale before they are able to officially call themselves a Survivor.

As darkness descends, competitors will also have the opportunity to complete a shorter 5k Survival by night. This will be an action-packed 5k and will feature 90% of the obstacle content of the 10km, allowing participants to test themselves against the physical attrition of double the punishment in half the distance.

The fun doesn’t end there; it wouldn’t be a Rat Race event without the signature beer tent, the size of a football pitch, where competitors and their supporters can celebrate conquering the course.

Entry to the 2014 event is open until capacity is reached and costs £65 per person or £60 per person when entered as a team of five, and £55 per person for a team of ten.

Wish me luck, or join me?! Yikes!

Elle 🙂 

To enter online visit www.ratrace.com



  1. Betsy
    September 30, 2014 / 13:15

    ooooh this looks like fun!

    • Elle Linton
      September 30, 2014 / 22:23

      I certainly hope it turns out to be fun too 🙂

  2. happylifehealthylife.com
    September 30, 2014 / 17:13

    That sounds awesome!!! I'm pretty far across the pond from you so I won't be joining 😉 but good luck!!

    • Elle Linton
      September 30, 2014 / 22:23

      Thank You 😉 You can join in spirit!

  3. Laura Hill
    September 30, 2014 / 21:27

    wow, this looks awesome. Love the idea of a fun obstacle course rather than a mundane run. Looking forward to seeing how you do!www.builtlikeaboss.com

    • Elle Linton
      September 30, 2014 / 22:25

      Thanks Laura! It'll be my first obstacle run! Looking forward to using my functional fitness as well as running fitness! Hoping for some camaraderie and team work from other entrants! 🙂

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