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Men’s Health Survival of The Fittest Series heads to Sydney

by Press Release
Wednesday 6th May 2015

Race news: Britain’s biggest adventure running series, Survival of the Fittest, will arrive in Australia for the first time this year

Britain’s biggest adventure running series, Survival of the Fittest, will arrive in Australia for the first time this year

Britain’s biggest adventure running series, Survival of the Fittest, will arrive in Australia for the first time this year when it takes over Sydney Olympic Park on 12th December 2015 and up to 5000 runners are expected to take part in the inaugural event.

The event will be staged by the UK’s leading adventure events company, Rat Race Adventure Sports. Rat Race successfully implement challenging sporting events to some 70,000 people annually throughout the UK, and have run the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Series in the UK since its inception in 2010.

The Sydney Survival of the Fittest event will see a minimum of 50 obstacles built over the 10km course, meaning there are more structures than in any other event of its kind currently staged in Australia. The genre of obstacle-racing has exploded in Australia in recent years with many relishing the opportunity to get down and dirty. Survival of the Fittest, which is already an established event and the largest series of its kind in the UK, is unique in its choice of city venues, with most other events in this genre taking place in out of town locations such as bush, forest and farmland.

The Sydney Survival will be the first international version of the event, although Rat Race have previously produced events in Perth and Melbourne under its Rat Race Urban Adventure brand.

Jim Mee, MD of Rat Race, explains the rationale behind the Sydney event: “With an explosion of participation sports across the globe and a proliferation of mud runs catering to hundreds of thousands in Australia alone, it’s sometimes hard to be an innovator in a crowded marketplace. But the Survival concept has been massive in the UK over a number of years and has stood the test of time, due to quality execution, memorable courses and superbly built structures in a resolutely urban package. We are really pleased to be continuing the partnership with Men’s Health magazine in Australia, to bring the first international Survival Down Under.”

Further information about the event can be found on the official website at www.mhsurvival.com.au

Entries can be made online through the website and are open until Tuesday 9th December or until entries sell out


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