It’s Long, Hard & Wet – Welcome to our first Survival Elite Half Marathon,
Nottingham 11th Oct 2014.
Survivin’ just got harder. Get ready to go double the distance and receive twice the punishment in our brand new Half Marathon event – debuting in Nottingham this year. This ain’t no multi-lapped affair, you’ll be taking in the full 10k loop from the standard survival race and then facing another 11k of brand new course. The Survival Elite Half will take you out for a longer, harder and wetter survival challenge than you’ve seen yet.
If you have already entered Nottingham Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest – you can upgrade to Survival Elite by Logging into your account here and upgrading
Brand New Unique Content on a Brand New Course
This is not a lapped event. Survival Elite will bring you a totally new section of course stacked with content. And the theme is decidedly wet and mucky. Tackle the ‘Assault Course’, crawl through the ‘Trenches’, smash a path through the ‘Jungle’, wade through the ‘Everglades’, ‘Walk on Water’ and get well and truly soaked at ‘The Sump’! You’ll get wet, you’ll get filthy, and you’ll love it!
Limited Space Available
There are only a limited number of entries available at the first ever Survival Elite – 1000 spots. Upgrade your entry from the 10k or enter the full event soon as spaces will not last long – this one is going to be popular.
Event Location and timings
Nottingham Survival Elite will start and finish at the same location as the standard Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest event. Both races will be serviced by a full event village equipped with catering, bar, store, MC and all the usual trimmings. “Elite” waves will take off at 0900, 0915 and 0930.
The event village for 2014 will again be located at Victoria Embankment next to the River Trent at Trent Bridge, just outside the city centre. From here you can just about see 3 stadia – all within a square mile of you. There is the legendary Trent Bridge cricket ground just over the bridge; the Notts County ground around the corner and of course the Nottingham Forest stadium – which you will be coming face to face with later, during your adventure. The River Trent itself will wind its way with you through the course. At the event village, you will have access to specially arranged parking on the Embankment (£5 fee applies) and you are only a short distance from the city centre shopping and nightlife. The Survival Elite event will start and finish at Victoria Embankment, beside Trent Bridge.
Notts is situated slap bang in the middle of the East Midlands and is really handy for road travel. You can get into town from junctions 24 – 26 of the M1. Derby and Leicester are really close and Birmingham is just over an hour away. Allow 3.5 hours from London. Don’t underestimate the traffic on the M1 – it is ALWAYS busy in this area.
Our events take place in some great locations but the standard of parking facilities is variable in standard and capacity. Due to the popularity of the events we want to want more of you to have the chance to come along and this means managing the car traffic. Therefore, Rat Race will enforce parking fees of £5 per car at if parking within the designated event parking.
This is payable only by cash on the day. These measures will be used to achieve the following benefits to your event experience:
-Encourage car sharing hence increasing parking capacity in the best spots and reducing pollution.
-Provide professional traffic management measures so less queuing in your car.
-Contribute funds to bad weather contingencies on grass parking areas so you don’t get stuck.
- Allow you to park close to the event site.
Be prepared and help us help you: Come with cash, car share, come early and know how to attach your vehicle’s towing hook. (In case of bad weather, a tow is possible). Precise parking information will be published in the pre-event emails we will send you.
Please be considerate: Cars that park in restricted zones and cause barriers to traffic flow and safety vehicles, such as surrounding roads, will be ticketed and/or removed at owners’ expense
Direct connections from London St Pancras to Nottingham will have you in the centre of town (and a 20 min walk to the event village) within 2 hours. Good connections get you to and from the East coast main line at Grantham and Newark and the Cross country routes can be accessed easily with connections via Derby and Sheffield.
East Midlands airport is very close to Nottingham and a regular bus service takes you from the terminal to the city centre for a fiver every 15 minutes.
There is plenty to choose from in Nottingham. From super stylish options in the city centre, to budget accommodation and magnificent out-of-town country house hotels, there is a good deal of choice. Try www.visitnottingham.com for a full run-down of options, plus superb info on what’s on around town and in the surrounding countryside.
We’ll see you in Notts for SOTF 2014. Bigger, badder and bolder than ever before