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PRICE RISES 1ST JANUARY 2024
A STUNNING ONE WAY JOURNEY FROM THE TIP OF KORCULA TO THE ANCIENT CITY OF DUBROVNIK.
Explore the beauty of this magical country under your own steam against the magnificent backdrop of the Adriatic Coast in this incredible adventure. Croatia is an ancient country steeped in history and this rugged and challenging multisport journey of dreams is one not to miss. For the Game of Thrones fans you’ll get the chance to storm King’s Landing as you charge along the Walls of Stone on the Pelješac Penisula.
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25 – 30 APRIL / 2024
10 SPACES JUST ADDED!
24 – 29 APRIL / 2025
39 MILES (63 KM) ON FOOT + 2 MILES (3 KM) SUP + 22 MILES (35KM) ON KAYAK + 41 MILES (66 KM) ON BIKE
HOTEL AND B&B
6 DAYS /5 NIGHTS
DIFFICULTY RATING: CAN I DO THIS?
This adventure is for anyone with a good level of fitness.
5 nights accommodation / Hotel and B&B.
GUIDES AND SUPPORT
Professional support vehicles, safety staff, water safety, medical and welfare.
Professional local and UK safety staff, water safety, medics, drivers, route safety staff and Rat Race experts on hand throughout. Audited and accredited to BS8848 expedition safety standard.
Most meals included.
Flexible transfer policy up to 12 weeks before your departure date.
Kayak, SUP and all associated equipment rental included.
High quality medal, rat rag and premium t-shirt for all participants.
Our exciting challenge starts with a punchy 50km run/hike as you traverse the entire length of Korcula on foot, winding through dusty trails and back country lanes you will pass huge swathing olive groves, never ending vineyards and quirky villages before finishing in the coastal Korcula Town.
The next morning you’ll board your SUP and paddle 3km across the crystal clear waters before docking in Orebic and transitioning to your bikes and heading for the hills.
Be sure to raise your head from the road and take in the simply magnificent views across Croatia and the Adriatic sea from this high point. As you wind down the tracks you’ll speed past oyster farms and quaint fishing villages before heading to world famous Ston and switching to trainers and heading up on the Ston walls and past the salt flats on this final 6.5km of the day.
On the final day we’re up bright and early for our beautiful kayak stage down the Broce canal greeting the Adriatic sea just as the sun rises. We will paddle to the island of Sipan and come ashore to run/hike over the isle to Sudurad for a quick Cernički ćuptet before getting back on the water for the final kayak stage as we paddle full steam ahead to the Pearl of the Adriatic and our stunning finish line: Dubrovnik. The evening sees us all enjoy a celebration dinner in a cracking local restaurant and one last night together reflecting on the epic journey you’ve all just conquered.
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport for our RV, time to be confirmed. We will then transfer you to our accommodation in Korcula and you can get checked in and acquainted with your fellow #ratracers and explore the local area.
Bike drop off and bike fitting will need to be completed before heading over to Korcula on the ferry to Orebic. The bikes will be stored in Orebic for the bike transition.
ACCOMMODATION: B&B in a twin or double room
After a leisurely breakfast we will carry out Registration and provide some briefings, including heat management, style of event, intro to the route and we will provide assistance loading the route onto your GPS watches if you require. We will also go through some kayak and SUP safety points. The day is then mostly your own to explore the local area. If you wish to take part in our optional kayak refresher, this will be in the afternoon and transport will be provided.
ACCOMMODATION: B&B in a twin or double room
MEALS: Breakfast provided
RUN/HIKE: APPROX 31 MILES / 50KM
The first day of the adventure, run/hike 50km traversing the entire length of island finishing in Korcula Town.
ACCOMMODATION: B&B in a twin or double room
MEALS: 'Grab n’ go’ breakfast, Pit Stop service throughout the day, evening meal.
SUP: 2 MILES / 3KM BIKE: 41 MILES / 66KM RUN/HIKE: 4 MILES / 6.5KM
Day 2 sees us start with a relaxing 3km SUP to Orebic before getting on the bikes and heading to the hills for a brilliant 66km tour of this island. As Kings Landing comes into view we’ll lace up our trainers and storm Walls of Ston before heading to today’s finish line in Broce.
ACCOMMODATION: B&B in a twin or double room. Accommodation will be very limited in Broce – it is a tiny little place.
MEALS: ‘Grab n’ go’ breakfast, Pit Stop service throughout the day, evening meal.
KAYAK: 22MILES / 35KM RUN/HIKE: 3.7MILES / 6KM
Our final day sees us up before dawn to greet the sun at the mouth of the Broce canal as emerge into the Adriatic. A quick Pit Stop on Sipan gives us a chance to stretch your legs as we trek up and over the isle to Sudurad before getting back in the boats for the home stretch to Durbovnik and our finish line celebrations!
ACCOMMODATION: B&B in a twin or double room.
MEALS: 'Grab n’ go’ breakfast, Pit Stop service throughout the day, evening celebration meal.
*kayak distance approx due to wind, current, tide
After a hearty breakfast and a fond farewell we will transfer you back to Dubrovnik airport for those leaving us today. If you wish to stay around no problem, we highly recommend adding some days on to enjoy this beautiful city in all its glory.
We will use a variety of B&B style accommodation throughout. Your accommodation is inclusive within your entry fee for 5 nights (2 nights prior to the Challenge and on the night after the Challenge).
Hotel and B and B accommodation is typically always offered on a double or twin room basis. If you are taking part on your own, you will be paired with another participant of the same sex in a twin room. You will have the opportunity to request to share a room with a fellow racer when filling out your particiapton form which you will receive 3 months ahead of the event.
This will be served in your accommodation and will consist of typical local choices in line with the hotel’s offerings. On Challenge day, it is an early departure so we will provide ‘grab n’ go’ materials or arrange for an early pre-departure breakfast.
Once the challenge commences dinner is included and will typically be a buffet at our fantastic accommodation. On the final night the first round is also on us!
During the challenge you will have access to our famously well-stocked Pit Stops multiple times throughout the journey. On all stages, these will typically be set-up from our mobile teams at set spots on the route. You will carry your own supplies, including plenty of water and your sports nutrition, in your pack too. This ensures you are always self-sufficient with food and fluids.
Pit stops will typically have a minimum of the following available:
Water – Ensure you leave with water bottles and bladders filled so you have enough to get you to the next Pit Stop.
Salty snacks – such as crisps and peanuts.
Savoury treats – We will feature sandwiches, savoury pastries and other goodies at selected pit stops, around lunchtime.
A fruit option – Either oranges or bananas.
Sweets – such as Skittles (vegan) and Haribo.
A variety of sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
We may even ensure a selection of the local cheeses, dried or cured meats and other goodies are on offer at select Pit stop locations!
Our Pit Stops are there to help supplement any personal sports nutrition plan you may have. If you have any special dietary requirements then please plan for this and pack your kit accordingly. Rat Race aim to offer Pit Stop snacks that are tasty and functional for as broad a mix of needs as possible. We have options available that are suitable for vegetarian and vegans and availability of this will depend on demand. If peanuts are served these will be in individual portioned bags to reduce the chance of contamination but Rat Race cannot guarantee that the food does not contain contamination from allergens such as nuts or gluten in its preparation or serving.
Please make sure you sanitise your hands prior to eating any food. Please, please, please take care with your trash and help us in our aim of leaving these incredible islands tidier than we find them. This is even more critical in this environment, with any lost trash instantly becoming a choking hazard for the marine life we are here to admire.
The date-range is set and the route is tried and tested. However, our challenges unfold in some of the most spectacular places on Earth. Sometimes we do have to change plans on account of weather or other unforeseen factors. If we do have to do so, you will be informed and usually, these unforeseen changes simply add to the flavour of proceedings and provide for a good story to tell at day’s end! That having been said, our route is likely to remain largely intact, regardless of any on-the-ground changes.
Click ‘Buy Event Voucher’ and go through the sign-up process, you’ll then be issued with an event voucher which will automatically reserve you a place in the event you have chosen.
Rat Race require you to be over 18 on the day of Registration for this adventure. If you wish to participate as a family group or with a responsible adult and you are 16+, we will consider applications on an individual basis. Please contact us if this is the case.
Getting to the start line is important and we are there to help you as best we can. However, if you feel on reflection that it is just not your time yet, we do have a transfer system that you can use to transfer out, receive Rat Race credit and come back again next year or do something else. Credit is typically valid for 12 months and there is a fee to be paid for transferring out in this way. We want to be really clear that this option is there for you if you need it, but it does have a deadline. View our full terms and conditions here.
The latest kit list will be sent to you before the event within the Essential Event Information Document.
Of course. If you run for Children with Cancer UK and raise the target amount for this event per person, we will refund your entry fee up to the amount of £1750. You are of course more than welcome to fundraise for any cause close to your heart. Click here to find out more.
Yes, you can. We welcome support on almost all of our events and if you do decide you want to come and work with us, we will make sure we look after you. Click here to find out more about volunteering for Rat Race.
We’ve put together a fantastic new instalment plan that allows you to choose how many months you want to spread the cost of this brilliant adventure over. You can pay it off all in one go or spread it over as many months as you like, totally interest free. There is no credit check required to use this facility. When you sign up to the instalment plan Rat Race will then set up a reoccurring payment and your card will be debited on the same date each month. If there is an error with your payment you will receive reminders from Stripe, our payment provider, and also the Rat Race customer service team. After 3 attempts to contact you if the outstanding balance remains unpaid we will assume you wish to cancel your entry and will withdraw you from the event and you will not be eligible to enter our transfer process and no monies will be refunded.
Add Refund Protect to your booking during purchase and receive a full refund of your entry fee if you are unable to attend the event due to a qualifying unforeseen circumstance. PLEASE NOTE this protection is with our 3rd party partner Refund Protect and NOT Rat Race. In the event you make a refund application this is administered by the Refund Protect customer service team, Rat Race are not privy to the application and cannot intervene on your behalf to influence the outcome determined by their team.
To check the full list of qualifying unforeseen circumstances that are protected please click here to view Refund Protect terms and conditions.
To add Refund Protect (administered by a 3rd party) to your Rat Race booking simply select this option when presented during the entry process. Refund Protect cannot be added retrospectively. Rat Race will then send you name and booking details to Refund Protect in order to protect your transaction with them. If you opt to pay in instalments and transfer your entry before the entry cost is full paid you will be liable to ensure the cost of Refund Protect has been fully covered. This total amount will be deducted from any Rat Race credit due through the transfer process or you will be invoiced by Rat Race for the outstanding amount as Rat Race have paid this on your behalf to Refund Protect at point of entry.
Yes. You need a decent travel policy covering you for general travel and which covers participation in outdoor sports. You will also need what is called an Evacuation Insurance Policy, which is for if we need to send you back to the closest city for urgent medical attention via a helicopter or similar. We also recommend you have this in place as soon as you enter this event and that if you book flights, we highly recommend booking a flexible option for any last-minute changes you might need to make or to ensure you have maximum flexibility if you cannot attend for any reason.