Search

Waterlovers can run, jump, swim and kayak in Docklands’ River Rat Race

15:03 14 May 2014

The River Rat Race will take place in  the Dockkands on August 16

The River Rat Race will take place in the Dockkands on August 16

Archant

London’s first ever 10km aquatic obstacle course, the River Rat Race, will held in the Docklands in August to help raise funds for the charity Shelter.

The 10km race, which takes place on August 16, will start inside the ExCeL exhibition centre in Custom House with participants facing a quick fire barrage of obstacles before they head out on to the dockside.

From there, they will run west towards the Emirates Air Line, tackling more obstacles as they go. This short run will provide a good warm-up ahead of the first dip in to the water. Participants will then enter the Royal Victoria Dock via a water jump which will be followed by a short swim and then an energy sapping, thigh deep wade on to an urban beach.

Back on dry land they will then head east with a mixture of jumping, swimming and wading required, before the running kicks in again to lead them on to the kayak section. From there it’s homeward bound, but as it’s a Rat Race event it won’t be that simple… participants will be faced by more challenges and a few surprises before they cross the finish line.

This will include the centrepiece obstacle of the event - a towering confidence jump, plummeting them 20 feet into the water below.

Jim Mee, Rat Race MD and creator of The River Rat Race, said: “We’re looking forward to showcasing The River Rat Race event in Docklands and are delighted to be teaming up with Shelter to help raise as much money for the charity as possible.”

The River Rat Race is set to raise thousands of pounds to fund Shelter’s work helping people facing bad housing and homelessness.

Campbell Robb, Shelter’s chief executive said: “With so many people in England fighting to keep a roof over their heads, this challenge will be an amazing opportunity for people to get fit and test their endurance, as well as helping us provide a lifeline to families up and down the country – and that makes everyone a winner.”

Entry starts from £48, with a minimum of £10 from each entry going to Shelter.

To enter online go to ratrace.com.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 23:53
Jeremy Corbyn on stage earlier this evening at the Royal Regency, Manor Park

An 800-strong lively audience turned out to see Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour leadership rally this evening.

Labour Party
Yesterday, 18:00
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is speaking at a Labour leadership rally in Newham tonight.

Jeremy Corbyn is hoping to galvanise his followers at a Labour leadership rally in the borough this evening.

Labour
Yesterday, 17:10
A TfL Rail train. Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons

There are currently no trains running on the TfL Rail line between Liverpool Street and Stratford due to signal failures.

Maryland
Yesterday, 16:58
Abba tribute act Bjorn Again perform (pictures: Paul Boyling)

Music fans turned out in their thousands to enjoy four evenings of free entertainment at Under the Stars.

Robin

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now