With less than a week to go until The Mighty Deerstalker on Thursday (14 March), there's still time to sign up for the 10th edition of the race. Registration for the event, which is organised by Rat Race Adventure Sports, closes on Tuesday (10 March).
Still Time For Deerstalker
Last year over 3,500 took part in the event at the historic Traquair House, Scotland’s oldest inhabited house, in the beautiful setting of the Tweed Valley. The run is one of the most unique obstacle events in the UK and utilises Scotland’s rugged terrain to create a route that features a mixture of steep ascents, mud-filled trenches, water crossings, forest trails and various natural and man-made obstacles including the 'The Rack', 'The Scree' and “'The Tunnel'.
Those competing in the Rat Race event can enter as an individual or as a team for either the 5K Deerstalker or the 10K Mighty Deerstalker course. The 5k Deerstalker race is completed in daylight and is designed for those competitors who are new to off road running. For those competitors who are looking for a tougher challenge, the 10K Mighty Deerstalker is further, higher, steeper, wetter and wilder. It offers all of the challenges of the 5k race, but instead of competitors stopping when they reach the finish line at Traquair House, runners complete the second half in darkness with only a head-torch to light the way.
It of course wouldn’t be a Rat Race event without one of their signature after parties, which comes in the form of The Mighty Beerstalker tent, where competitors can toast their success and enjoy lots of food, drink and live music.
Jim Mee, Rat Race MD and creator of the Mighty Deerstalker said of the event: “In a world where obstacle-heavy events dominate, The Mighty Deerstalker goes back to the basics and uses Mother Nature to deliver the challenge, as competitors not only have to deal with a gruelling course in the wilds of the Scottish winter, but they also must do so in complete darkness.”
To enter online and find out about specialist clothing for the event please visit the Rat Race website.