JOIN THE RAT RACE CREW!
RAT RACE OFFER THE MOST UNIQUE AND EXHILARATING ADVENTURE CHALLENGES AROUND THE WORLD. THOSE WHO JOIN US ON OUR CREW HELP US TO PUT ON A BRILLIANT EVENT EXPERIENCE FOR OUR #RATRACERS, YOU NEED TO BE FRIENDLY, SELF-SUFFICIENT, A REAL TEAM PLAYER, ADAPTABLE AND READY TO TAKE ON WHATEVER CHALLENGE MAY BE SENT YOUR WAY!
You’ll be surrounded by like-minded folk who are ready to dig in and fully embrace the adventurous nature of our events, you could be cheering people across the finish line, helping fuel them at our Pit Stops or getting them registered and helping answer any questions they may have. Our event locations are beautiful and often in remote places which means the ability to get there under your own steam is important. All of our crew members receive complimentary event parking and camping where we provide these services for our participants. We can't wait to have you join the crew!
“FIRST TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR RAT RACE AND I HAVE TO SAY I’VE GOT THE BUG. YOU GUYS PUT ON A GREAT EVENT AND IT WAS A PLEASURE TO HELP OUT.”
Rat Race Volunteer, Ultra Tour of Edinburgh
CREW AND RUN
Registration Crew and Run is available at each event and places are limited, this position allows you to take part in the event you are working at. The discounted entry prices for this position are detailed below. These positions are exempt from the travel contribution benefit.
Ultra Tour of Arran discounted entry = £90
The Wall discounted entry = £90
Man Vs Coast discounted entry = £30
S2S: Ben Nevis discounted entry = £30
Coast to Coast discounted entry = £100
S2S: Scafell Pike discounted entry= £30
S2S: Yr Wyddfa discounted entry = £30
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When signing up you will pay a £5 deposit to secure your shift. Just before the event takes place, we will generate you an invoice which will incorporate your discounted entry. Only when full payment is received, you will be issued your adventure pack on completion of your shift. Crew & Run are automatically enrolled to take part in the last wave if applicable.
When you join our crew you will earn yourself £100 Rat Race Event Credit to use against a new entry onto any event priced in £GBP up until the end of the following season. This cannot be used to enter the event you are working at. If you work multiple shifts you can collate your codes and merge them into one, these can be redeemed on multi-event passes and season tickets. Event credit codes can be gifted to others.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When signing up you will pay a £5 deposit to secure your shift. This is then refunded to you via a Paypal link which is emailed to you in the week following completion of your shift. Your £100 event credit voucher will also be emailed to you within 14 days of the event you worked at. Event codes cannot be sent early or levied against the event you are working at. Crew event credit cannot be used against existing event entry payment plans.
Rat Race 70L duffel bag worth £80
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When signing up you will pay a £5 deposit to secure your shift. This is then refunded to you via a Paypal link which is emailed to you in the week following completion of your shift. Your duffel bag will be brought to the event you are working at. Bag cannot be exchanged for an alternative item. No choice available on colour which will be based on stock availability.
£50 TRAVEL CONTRIBUTION PER PERSON
We understand that sometimes people would love to volunteer but the cost of getting there is an obstacle, that is why we are offer an additional £50 travel contribution (paid after the event with your £5 refund) per person, per event. We also have a great, friendly Facebook group where we encourage car sharing to minimise your personal expense for joining us on some brilliant adventures as a volunteer.
WHY DO WE LEVY A DEPOSIT?
Those who sign up to crew become part of our event operation plan and we like to know we can count on people turning up so we can resource accordingly. Experience has shown that a deposit system increases the likelihood of having a full staffing roster come the day and therefore enhancing the quality of the event for all concerned. Please remember, this is NOT a charge and is fully refundable after you have completed your shift or deductible from your entry fee for Reg Crew & Run places.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT ONE OF OUR INTERNATIONAL EVENTS?
Email us at email@example.com to find out more about our international volunteering opportunities.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I WANT TO VOLUNTEER WITH MY FRIEND IN THE SAME AREA – HOW DO I DO THIS?
When you sign up please detail who you wish to work with in the additional notes section. We will do our best to put you together but please recognise that there may be times when this is not possible.
CAN I EXCHANGE MY EVENT CREDIT FOR STORE CREDIT?
No shifts are only available for event credit.
CAN I COMBINE VOLUNTEER CREDITS?
DO I GET FREE PARKING?
Yes all volunteers get complimentary parking where we operate an event car park.
DO I GET FED?
Not as a rule, due to the remote locations of some of our events it is not feasible. You will need to self-sufficient during your shift. If you are working on a Pit Stop you are welcome to help yourself to some of our tasty snacks during your shift!
No. The complimentary parking and camping is allocated to you personally, it cannot be gifted to others. It is a perk of being part of the crew rather than an exchange for a shift.
If you cancel your shift less than 2 weeks from your shift date you will forfeit your deposit as we may struggle to fill your role at short notice. Any cancellations before this will have their deposit refunded to them. Please do try and give us as much notice as possible.
16 with parental consent.
Please detail any notes of previous experience in the additional notes section on your application so we can allocate you accordingly.
We will issue deposits back to you via Paypal in the week following your shift. No-shows will forfeit their deposit.
Yes you can cancel your shift through your Rat Race ID account. Please try to give us as much notice as possible.
Yes, we have 2 options available you can work for a Rat Race Duffel bag instead of £100 event credit.