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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Yes, this is a mixed event. We typically have around 30% ladies across the events.
The first wave will start at 10:00 and subsequent waves will start at 15 minute intervals after that in all locations. * This may change slightly but you will be notified prior to the event if this is the case.
No. We do not send anything in the post. All correspondence is done through e-mail. You will receive your timing chip on the day at Registration, together with your Tech Race T-shirt. You will hear from us 1 month and then 1 week prior to the event via email with pre-event information.
No, you will be picking up your Tech T-Shirt on the day at the registration. Sizes will be given out on a first come-first served basis so be sure to arrive early to get your preferred t-shirt size.
You can compete at 16/17 years old with a signed parental consent form .

Sort of, but not quite. Survival is almost certainly going to get you muddy and wet, but you won’t end up finishing the run looking like you’ve been dipped in chocolate. Or anything else…! The unique thing about Survival is that it is an urban obstacle course; we use the fabric of the city around us to produce the course. Sometimes this means mud. Sometimes it means other types of obstacles and challenges.
Yes, there will be a minimum of two water stations on the course.
You cannot change your wave once you have chosen it when entering.
Yes, you can race for any Charity of your choice, although there is no obligation whatsoever.
Solo entries are not transferable – you can’t give or sell your entry to anyone else. If you no longer wish to take part you can obtain an event credit to the value of your entry fee paid (terms and a fee apply) which you or another person can use towards next year’s event (or any other Rat Race event). If you have purchased a team of 5 or more runners, you can add or change team members up to 10 days before the event.
We will close entries when each event is full. Last year’s events sold out, so don’t leave it too late!
Some are the same, such as the infamous Men’s Health Wall of Fame, the hay bale scramble and the Army Assault course. Others are unique to the host location.
No. Owing to local topography and city layout, each course is different. Each course is approximately 10km long, although exact length will vary from city to city.
Both. Given you are in an urban environment, there is plenty of tarmac. But this is Survival of the Fittest after all and you should expect a mixture of terrains underfoot.
Not for this one, no
The Sydney event will take place in the summer which means it‘ll be a hot one. You should prepare for the weather conditions and run in what you feel most comfortable in for a tough run, in the heat, You will be on tarmac a good deal of the time, but there will be some off road sections, so good robust trainers should be used. Wear shorts, socks and footwear that will dry quickly, if possible. In all events, you will also be getting muddy at some point so don’t wear smoking jacket and your finest cravat. You’re likely to get wet too.
Yes you can. The course is designed so that all obstacles are achievable, even if you have to rely on other runners to get help you through it. This is part of the challenge. Skipping an obstacle will only diminish your sense of achievement and it will mean that you have not completed the course properly. If you have an injury, then you must consult your GP on whether it is appropriate to take part in the event. The GP is unlikely to be able to comment on specific obstacles, and it should be seen as a running event-with-obstacles for a full body work-out. If you have a fear, then this might be the event for you to confront that fear. If you really don’t fancy the look of something though, no-one is going to make you do it. Just skip it and enjoy the rest of the course.
No. We do not offer refunds but we do offer event transfer vouchers, so you can put your credit to another event. We need 10 calendar days’ notice prior to the event to make these changes plus you will need to pay a £15.00 fee. Our pricing structure rewards those that commit furthest in advance and we recommend customers hold the appropriate insurance to cover non-attendance for issues such as illness or travel problems. You can view our transfer policy hereTransfer requests can be made here. You can find full Terms and Conditions here
There is parking available at the Sydney Olympic Park site and on-site charges apply. Please visit the SOPA website for full details.