Where: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire
£: Entry to the 2014 event is open until capacity is reached and costs £129 per person or £119 per person when entered as a team of 5, and £109 per person for a team of 10. This entry fee includes access to the after party. Camping tickets are also available to buy, with prices ranging from £5 – £15 for two nights.
What is it?
Get ready because the largest assault course on earth, Dirty Weekend, is back this May and is set to be bigger, bolder and badder than ever! The event, which is run by adventure sports company Rat Race, will transform the grounds of the lavish 16th century country estate, Burghley House, into the longest assault course in the world.
Across 20 miles and 20 themed zones, participants will have to overcome over 200 obstacles and will also have to face one or two world record-breaking challenges along the way, including the world’s longest set of monkey bars and the world’s longest ‘cat crawl’. Other obstacles include energy sapping inflatables, mud runs, vertical walls and the infamous ‘Water Wipe Out’ zone. If all that running sounds a bit daunting there is the half mucker option where you can enjoy 75% of the obstacles whilst running a shorter 13 mile course.
Once you cross the finish line, you and your supporters will be invited to attend the notorious Dirty Weekend after party, with live bands and DJs. The party will feature food courts, a colossal beer tent and a huge music stage which will be headlined by Sheffield’s Reverend and the Makers and BBC Radio 1 DJ Greg James. To add to this adventure, you also have the option to camp on the grounds where facilities at Burghley House will include hot showers and electrical hookups for RVs and caravans.