Edinburgh Rat Race takes the adventure to youth sport

Detail Events, organisers of the Edinburgh Rat Race, are calling on all young multi-sport enthusiasts between the ages of 14 and 18 to sign up now for a new youth team event as part of Scotland’s coolest urban adventure challenge.

On 18 and 19 July 2009 Edinburgh will be transformed into a multi-sports playground but this year with youth teams battling it out alongside elite adventure racers for the very first time. The young guns will take part in a range of physical and mentally challenging activities including navigation, endurance, mental agility, running, climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and abseiling. This will be combined with some of the event’s trade mark surreal sporting tests, obstacles and mystery challenges at different checkpoints across the city.

They might find themselves tackling activities such as abseiling from the roof of Murrayfield Stadium, kayaking the Union Canal, mountain biking in the Pentlands, scaling the epic 100ft climbing wall at Edinburgh’s International Climbing Centre, Ratho and even space hopper racing! Online entries are now open at or phone 0845 009 4365 for more information.

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