At Rat Race HQ They've been inundated with requests for them to bring their splashtastic 10km River Rat Race back to the banks of the River Clyde and they are pleased to announce it's return in August 2013. Once again they'll be setting up their event village at the Riverside Museum on the 18th August and when you pitch up on the day, you register at our Registration Tent, pick up your race pack and t-shirt and then the first wave will charge over the startline at 11am.
The course takes about 50-150 minutes depending on your chosen pace. From the impressive Riverside museum, the route strings along either side of the imposing River Clyde and through a fast moving and rapidly developing Glasgow Riverside linking numerous icons along the way. Get up close and personal with Glasgow Tower and the bridges known to the locals as the Squinty & Squiggly bridges, the latter of which provides the turning point of the route. Then its action aplenty as you kayak, climb, crawl and scramble your back to the Riverside Museum and time to get wet'n'wild with the River Clyde! Swim, jump and wade through the ‘wet zone' around the Riverside Museum and finish with a refreshing flourish and the final hurdle, walk the plank off The Glenlee.
After you've finished you can take your thoroughly soaked self over to the beer tent for a well earned pint of Rat Race Blond or browse the fantastic bargains on offer at the Rat Race Store (or treat yourself to some dry clothes!). If you're bringing the family along we'll have a bunch of free kid's activites to keep them amused while you haul, swim and wade around our wet 'n' wild 10km.
What do I need?
You need a sense of adventure, a head for heights, a love of water and just enough fitness to get around the 10+km course and complete the activities - in some clothes that you don't mind getting wet and muddy.
You'll be in and out of the water, so quick-drying sports clothing is recommended and definitely not long trousers or thick tops, which will get heavy when wet. You should also wear footwear that will be suitable for use on and off road and that you don't mind getting a bit wet and muddy too.
You DON'T need any specialist kit and the event will provide buoyancy aids, kayaks, paddles, helmets and climbing harnesses where required within the route.
You will need to be aged over 16 on the day, and if 16-17 you will need parental or guardian consent signed on the day.
The Glasgow River Rat Race will be based from the brand-spanking Riverside Museum. You can check out the location HERE and sat-nav users can follow the nice lady's voice to G3 8RS. Parking is available on site and it is pay and display but please note that the Museum does get very busy and parking can fill up quickly. If bringing a car, arrive in plenty of time, car-share where possible and expect to park off-site nearby if the car park is full. There is bike parking at the venue also. There's good public transport connections and the nearest stop for train and Subway is Partick, which is about 10 minutes walk from the Museum. The Riversider Bus (Number 100) will take you 25 minutes from the City Centre to the Museum too and costs £3 return-trip. It departs from the North side of George Square every 30 minutes.
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