6,000 tackle world's longest assault course

Participants enjoy a Dirty Weekend in Lincolnshire with a 20-mile obstacle course


by Rhalou Allerhand

Set in a lavish 16th century Elizabethan country estate, Rat Race Adventure Sports transformed the grounds of Burghley House into a ginormous obstacle course for one big Dirty Weekend.

With no less than 20 themed zones over 20 miles of land, 6,000 daredevils had to tackle 200 obstacles before completing the course. They also faced two world record breaking challenges along the way, including the world’s longest set of monkey bars and the world’s lengthiest “cat crawl.”

Other obstacles included energy sapping inflatables, mud runs, vertical walls and the infamous 'Water Wipe Out' zone.

The 'fun' didn’t end there, as participants and supporters were invited to attend the notorious Dirty Weekend after party. This included live music, food courts, a beer tent and a music stage headlined by Sheffield’s Reverend and the Makers and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James.

Jim Mee, Rat Race MD and creator of the Dirty Weekend, said of the event: “This year’s Dirty Weekend was our biggest ever. It’s one of our toughest events as competitors not only have to deal with almost completing a marathon distance, but they have to take on 200 obstacles along the way.”

"Our Dirty Weekend after party has also become legendary, and it was great to see almost all of our participants make a weekend out of it and party the night away to celebrate conquering the course”.

To enter the next event, visit www.ratrace.com


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