When: 21st July 2018, from 12.30pm (registration takes place the day before)
Where: From Gibraltar Farm Campsite in Silverdale to the Sports and Social Club in Coniston, Cumbria
£: Costs £125 – £145 to enter (includes race number, GPS tracker, technical t-shirt and safety whistle)
What is it?
The Man vs Lakes marathon challenge will take place on Saturday 21st July, taking in Morecambe Bay’s notorious sands and some of the Lake District’s most iconic lakes and surrounding countryside.
The 26.2 mile adventure race begins with the crossing of Morecambe Bay sands, where participants will follow a waymarked route across, negotiating two river channels, mud, shingle and marsh grass as well as the sand. The race will also take in a floating assault course on Lake Windermere, a large rope swing, and some kayaking on Lake Coniston, before competitors hit the finish line.
The challenge will include some much-needed pit stops along the way where snacks and water can be found, and after the race has finished there is the chance to enjoy a pint or three at Coniston’s social club.
Rat Race has been running the Man vs Lakes challenge since 2016, with around 1,000 people taking part each year.
Other Rat Race challenges taking place this year will include Scotland’s City to Summit cycling and running race, Snowdonia’s Man vs Mountain event, and the Survival of the Fittest 10km obstacle race.
More info: ratrace.com/manvslakes2018