RAT RACE: DOMINICA TOE TO TIP


Dominica is known as the Caribbean’s nature island: Packing stunning coastline, lush vegetation, sparkling-clear streams and waterfalls, hot springs and a rugged interior full of jungle mountains, this really is a volcanic island paradise rising dramatically out of the warm Caribbean Sea.



LOCATION:

Dominica, Caribbean


START/END:

Melville Hall International Airport, Dominica


DURATION:

10 days/9 nights



$3500


30TH JUNE – 9TH JULY 2022
29TH JUNE – 8TH JULY 2023


STATS:


100 miles



9 nights accommodation: 5 nights hotels, 3 nights lodge/B&B and 1 night wild-camping*.


On-course Pit Stop
Support throughout



All airport transfer and
transport to start/from finish


Fully catered each day, including fresh Caribbean breakfasts and hearty local evening meals



Hot Spring visit included


Live satellite tracking and
hi-tech navigational aids



Quality tech-tee and massive Bucket
List medal for all participants


Medical and professional support throughout including UK and local guides, drivers and safety staff.



RAT RACE: DOMINICA TOE TO TIP

Dominica is known as the Caribbean’s nature island: Packing stunning coastline, lush vegetation, sparkling-clear streams and waterfalls, hot springs and a rugged interior full of jungle mountains, this really is a volcanic island paradise rising dramatically out of the warm Caribbean Sea.


LOCATION:
Dominica, Caribbean


START/FINISH:
Melville Hall International Airport, Dominica


DURATION:
10 days / 9 nights


9 nights accommodation: 5 nights hotels, 3 nights lodge/B&B and 1 night wild-camping*.


On-course Pit Stop
Support throughout


All airport transfer and
transport to start/from finish


Fully catered each day, including fresh Caribbean breakfasts and hearty local evening meals



Hot Spring
visit included


Live satellite tracking
and hi-tech navigational
aids


Quality tech-tee and massive Bucket List medal for all participants


Medical and professional support throughout including UK and local guides, drivers and safety staff.




$3500


30TH JUNE – 9TH JULY 2022


29TH JUNE – 8TH JULY 2023


STATS:


100 miles







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Our route provides a full ‘toe to tip’ south to north traverse of the entire island, using the incredible Waitukubuli (WNT) National Trail as a focus. This is the Caribbean’s only long-distance path and provides us with a rollercoaster ride through coastal and interior landscapes, piecing together Dominica’s colourful communities as well as pristine rainforest and incredible views.

The 100 mile route will use the WNT extensively and will provide a stunning route for those looking to stretch their legs either as walkers or runners in this amazing new tropical adventure. Do not be fooled by what looks like relatively short distances to some, the humidity and elevation may catch your legs off-guard if you don’t pace yourselves. In addition to the WNT the route will encompass a coastal traverse, some short road sections and off the beaten track sections to create a route that embodies the island culture. One other unique thing about Dominica: There are no poisonous animals. So you can enjoy the wonders of the tropical rainforest, with no nasties..! As Dominica is a Nature island it is famous for wildlife and creatures in the jungle, even though they are not nasty we are still on their home turf.


After collections and transfers from Melville Hall International airport, plus a Registration and pre-challenge preparation day, our journey will commence at the dramatic southern tip of Dominica at Scott’s Head. The route then makes its way through jungle, over mountains, through tropical farmland and into coastal regions once populated by runaway slaves. It is a truly swashbuckling route – rough underfoot, with plenty of elevation but all the time with classic Rat Race support at hand to allow you to get the job done. We will use a variety of local accommodation, including superb hotels, a cosy lodge and B and Bs, plus a night under the stars camping in the rainforest. At journey’s end we will congregate at a wonderful waterside spot in Portsmouth for a final celebration dinner and one last night together on this magical island.

Our route provides a full ‘toe to tip’ south to north traverse of the entire island, using the incredible Waitukubuli (WNT) National Trail as a focus. This is the Caribbean’s only long-distance path and provides us with a rollercoaster ride through coastal and interior landscapes, piecing together Dominica’s colourful communities as well as pristine rainforest and incredible views.

The 100 mile route will use the WNT extensively and will provide a stunning route for those looking to stretch their legs either as walkers or runners in this amazing new tropical adventure. Do not be fooled by what looks like relatively short distances to some, the humidity and elevation may catch your legs off-guard if you don’t pace yourselves. In addition to the WNT the route will encompass a coastal traverse, some short road sections and off the beaten track sections to create a route that embodies the island culture. One other unique thing about Dominica: There are no poisonous animals. So you can enjoy the wonders of the tropical rainforest, with no nasties..! As Dominica is a Nature island it is famous for wildlife and creatures in the jungle, even though they are not nasty we are still on their home turf.


After collections and transfers from Melville Hall International airport, plus a Registration and pre-challenge preparation day, our journey will commence at the dramatic southern tip of Dominica at Scott’s Head. The route then makes its way through jungle, over mountains, through tropical farmland and into coastal regions once populated by runaway slaves. It is a truly swashbuckling route – rough underfoot, with plenty of elevation but all the time with classic Rat Race support at hand to allow you to get the job done. We will use a variety of local accommodation, including superb hotels, a cosy lodge and B and Bs, plus a night under the stars camping in the rainforest. At journey’s end we will congregate at a wonderful waterside spot in Portsmouth for a final celebration dinner and one last night together on this magical island.



ACCOMMODATION

9 nights accommodation: 5 nights hotels, 3 nights lodge/B&B and 1 night wild-camping*..

FULLY SUPPORTED

Fully supported format with bag transfers and all in-event logistics taken care of, with support throughout all days of challenge. 

MEALS

Breakfast each day, all Pit Stop food for the Challenge itself and evening meal each night is provided. Where we wild-camp, freeze-dried expedition food will be provided and communal cooking apparatus. 

TRANSFERS

You will arrive at Melville Hall international airport and muster at our designated meeting point. We will then seamlessly transfer you and your gear to the event accommodation and Registration location.** 

EQUIPMENT

Rat Race will provide satellite tracking hardware to all participants in order that we and your supporters at home may keep track of your progress along the route. We will also provide you with GPX files to use your own GPS handheld or watch device to aid your journey along the course. You may rent a GPS watch from us if you wish, and/ or sleeping system with rollmat and lightweight sleeping bag. All other equipment will be provided by the participant. See the kit list here.  

SAFETY

Professional Challenge team, medics, local guides and drivers and Rat Race experts on hand throughout. 

AND MORE

Brilliant finishers medal and quality Rat Race tech tee for all participants PLUS superb local memento of your Caribbean adventure.

 

* For the wild-camp, you may be sleeping in hammocks and you will need a lightweight sleeping bag and roll-mat (or hammock quilt). We request that you provide your own hammock gear, (see kit list) however we can rent you a set of hammock gear if you wish for a small surcharge (£30) thus not requiring you to provide or travel with these items. The camping section will be confirmed closer to departure. We will be either sleeping in hammocks or tents.

**Once the challenge is complete, we will collect you from the final event accommodation and return you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight home, unless you wish to stay on the island. Transfer times will be published pre-event to facilitate easy planning for your arrivals and departures. You will also be transferred to/ from the event start/ finish locations for each daily stage from the accommodation.


INCLUSIONS:



ACCOMMODATION
9 nights accommodation: 5 nights hotels, 3 nights lodge/B&B and 1 night wild-camping*.



FULLY SUPPORTED
Fully supported format with bag transfers and all in-event logistics taken care of, with support throughout all days of challenge.



MEALS
Breakfast each day, all Pit Stop food for the Challenge itself and evening meal each night is provided. Where we wild-camp, freeze-dried expedition food will be provided and communal cooking apparatus.



TRANSFERS
You will arrive at Melville Hall international airport and muster at our designated meeting point. We will then seamlessly transfer you and your gear to the event accommodation and Registration location.**



EQUIPMENT
Rat Race will provide satellite tracking hardware to all participants in order that we and your supporters at home may keep track of your progress along the route. We will also provide you with GPX files to use your own GPS handheld or watch device to aid your journey along the course. You may rent a GPS watch from us if you wish, and/ or sleeping system with rollmat and lightweight sleeping bag. All other equipment will be provided by the participant. See the kit list here.



SAFETY
Professional Challenge team, medics, local guides and drivers and Rat Race experts on hand throughout.



AND MORE
Brilliant finishers medal and quality Rat Race tech tee for all participants PLUS superb local memento of your Caribbean adventure.



* For the wild-camp, you may be sleeping in hammocks and you will need a lightweight sleeping bag and roll-mat (or hammock quilt). We request that you provide your own hammock gear, (see kit list) however we can rent you a set of hammock gear if you wish for a small surcharge (£30) thus not requiring you to provide or travel with these items. The camping section will be confirmed closer to departure. We will be either sleeping in hammocks or tents.

**Once the challenge is complete, we will collect you from the final event accommodation and return you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight home, unless you wish to stay on the island. Transfer times will be published pre-event to facilitate easy planning for your arrivals and departures. You will also be transferred to/ from the event start/ finish locations for each daily stage from the accommodation.

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ITINERARY:

ITINERARY:


TOTAL DISTANCE: 100MILES

DAY 1: ARRIVE


(30th June 2022 / 29th June 2023)

Arrive (or meet at, if you are already in Dominica) Melville Hall International Airport. Transfers will be arranged from the airport to our first accommodation.

Accommodation: Hotel – twin shared basis. Doubles are available on request (no surcharge). Single supplements are available with surcharge applied.
Meals: Dinner provided.


DAY 2: REGISTRATION DAY


(1st July 2022 / 30th June 2023)

Registration, orientation and free-time to get to know this wonderful Caribbean island paradise. Optional excursion to local Hot Springs for those who wish.

Accommodation: Hotel – twin shared basis. Doubles are available on request (no surcharge). Single supplements are available with surcharge applied.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.



DAY 3:
TOE TO TIP BEGINS! 12 miles


(2nd July 2022 / 1st July 2023)

We will make our way the short distance to Scott’s Head at the very bottom of the island. You will cover 12 miles of stunning jungle running today as your first taste of the amazing WNT trail, finishing the day at Bellevue Choplin. Today you’ll take in some of the best scenery the jungle has to officer including enormous river beds, hot springs and remote villages. Once you have finished the stage, you will be transported back the hotel in which you have been staying for one final night here before our camping adventure tomorrow night as our journey continues north the following day.

Accommodation: Hotel – twin shared basis. Doubles are available on request (no surcharge). Single supplements are available with surcharge applied.
Meals: Breakfast, pit stops and dinner provided.


DAY 4: 17 miles


(3rd July 2022 / 2nd July 2023)

Another bright and early start, fresh Caribbean breakfast and then onto the trail for another 17 miles, giving you a gradual ascent to get you right into the rugged heart of the island. Starting the day at Bellevue Choplin we will meander towards Wotten Waven and then enjoy a gradual descent towards our end point at Pont Casse. We will be camping at a stunning lodge tonight up high in the rainforest, where temperatures will be a bit cooler and where you will enjoy the sounds of the forest all around. A real treat awaits with home-cooked food in this most exotic of locations.

Accommodation: Camping – shared basis. The lodge is available as a communal and social area throughout the evening stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Pit Stops and dinner provided.


DAY 5: 20 miles


(4th July 2022 / 3rd July 2023)

After a restful night sleeping with the cacophony of jungle sounds we are greeted with fresh coffee and local fruits before hitting the trail straight from out idyllic camp spot. The trail passes some of the most stunning scenery on the island and the famous emerald pools. The route journeys through dense forest into more open an expansive terrain of the Kalinago territory. Grab yourself a fresh coconut harvested from one of the tribe before continue along the coastal roads with the sea breeze cooling you down for the last miles.

Accommodation: Bed and Breakfast – shared basis in a combination of twins and other same-sex communal settings. Owing to the nature of the accommodation there may be doubles or singles available but these cannot be guaranteed.
Meals: Breakfast, Pit Stops and dinner provided.


DAY 6: 14 miles


(5th July 2022 / 4th July 2023)

The route now makes its way along the rugged east coast, taking you into the semi-autonomous and very colourful community of the Kalinago Territory.

Accommodation: Beach Camp – shared basis.
Meals: Breakfast (Calinago), some Pit Stop support, BBQ beach dinner.


DAY 7: 13 miles


(6th July 2022 / 5th July 2023)

The trail turns inland again, back into the jungle terrain. Even though back in the dense jungle the first 5 miles of this route is quick, this will be a good chance to shake out the legs before heading into a more remote section of the jungle and through ancient estate lands. We will start heading towards the lower slopes of the west coast and the area around Portsmouth. At the end of the stage you will be whisked away to another lovely hotel setting to wash away the sand from the previous night’s beach-camp.

Accommodation: Hotel – twin shared basis. Doubles are available on request (no surcharge). Single supplements are available with surcharge applied.
Meals: Breakfast, pit stops and dinner provided.


DAY 8: 18 miles


(7th July 2022 / 6th July 2023)

Your final day on the trail will bring you to Capuchin (Cape Melville) at the very northern tip of the island. After high fives all round, a good Caribbean welcome and a beer you will be transported back to our cosy hotel in Portsmouth for a celebration dinner and drinks.

Accommodation: Hotel – twin shared basis. Doubles are available on request (no surcharge). Single supplements are available with surcharge applied.
Meals: Breakfast, pit stops and dinner provided.



DAY 9:


(8th July 2022 / 7th July 2023)

After a final breakfast together, we will transfer you back to Melville Hall International airport, or you may choose to say your goodbyes to the group and spend some more time on this wonderful island paradise.

Accommodation: Hotel – twin shared basis. Doubles are available on request (no surcharge). Single supplements are available with surcharge applied.
Meals: Breakfast provided.


ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD:

ACCOMMODATION
AND FOOD:


Our accommodation will be a real highlight of the event. We will use a base hotel at the start of our journey, spending 3 nights at the same location before moving on as our route moves further north. We are then into the tropical interior of the island, up high in the hills and benefitting from lush views and cool air as we camp in a wonderful lodge and then a B and B. Our exciting ‘night under canvas’ will see you surrendering yourself to sleep with the sounds of the jungle and ocean waves on our two nights of camping, before we will head back to good quality facilities at our final hotel in Portsmouth, at which we will spend 2 nights.

Where we use hotels, accommodation is typically always offered on a twin room basis, or doubles on request and subject to availability. If you are taking part on your own, you will be paired with another participant of the same sex in a twin room. Single supplements may be available for a surcharge on the hotel nights. Please enquire.

Where we are using other accommodation, rooming will be shared and it will vary depending on exact group and venue configuration.

On the camping nights, you will all use your own sleeping equipment and enjoy an exciting night of fresh air, big skies and jungle sights and sounds. You may get the odd insect bite but remember, there’s no nasties here!


Meals


Breakfast

This will typically be served in your accommodation and will consist of typical local choices in line with he hotel’s offerings. Expect an abundance of local tropical fruit and other fresh goodies. We will issue some simple freeze-dried meals for the wild-camp meals.

Dinner

We will normally eat at the hotel or accommodation that we are using. We may use some local restaurants, too. Where we provide meals, these will be hearty and of good quality. This may be a set menu, buffet or a al carte depending on the setting. In all cases you will pay for your own drinks – although the first round is most definitely on us on the final night to toast a job well done!

We will always endeavour to provide vegetarian, GF and Vegan choices at meal-times.


Pit Stops


During the challenge you will have access to our Pit Stops multiple times throughout the day. These will 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.
Sports Food Bars – flapjack or similar oat-type bars.
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 and always looking to feature some fresh local tropical fruit too.
Sweets – such as Haribo and Skittles.
A variety of sandwiches, pastries or cakes.

We will always endeavour to have good quality and filling local options lined up, so you can savour the flavour of Dominica as you make your way through her lush interior.

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 vegan diets 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 take care when consuming food with dirty hands. Please please please take care with litter and help us in our aim of leaving our venues and routes tidier then we find them.


FAQs:

The date-range is set and the route is, by-and-large, set. However, our challenges unfold in some of the most spectacular places on Earth. Sometimes we do have to change plans on account of weather, injury, local conditions or restrictions; 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! We do always reserve the right to change the route, however.

We are mindful that people will inevitably have varying distances to travel to Dominica for the event date. Which is why we will commence our itinerary from the airport, to ensure it is as easy as possible for you to connect with our event itinerary. If you wish to arrive on Dominica earlier, that is also fine and we would ask that you simply make your own way to the airport, or the event accommodation if this is the case.

Once you have been collected from the airport, all of the travel and logistics required are included. On the morning of the challenge commences (and every morning afterwards), you will be transferred from our event accommodation to the start-line in our vehicles; and transported back to that night’s accommodation once you have finished the stage. All transfers throughout the challenge are fully inclusive within the format from the moment you join us to the moment we leave you back at the airport.
100% yes. We have designed this challenge so that you may travel at your own pace on the foot stages. See below for our notes on route-finding and guidance. There will also be some cut-offs (as we have to have some back-stops to the days for your own welfare and for the welfare of our crew). But in the true Rat Race tradition these will be very generous and we will always look to help you to achieve your goals in finishing this challenge, vs having to pull out. Of course, we will always look to give you early starts to allow the very best possible window for route completion (and to benefit from the cool of the early day). But, if you need us and if you need to abandon the route for whatever reason, we are there for you. The absolute key is that you enjoy this amazing journey across the length of Dominica; and that you do so within your own limits.
We want you to concentrate on the views and the hard work of putting one foot in front of the other. So we don’t want you to be staring at maps or navigational aids any more than you have to. The WNT trail is well defined in many places (and not so well-defined in a small number of specific locations). There are also existing marker posts. We will look to augment those markers with our own signage at some trail junctions where we feel they may benefit from this, plus there will be some assistance from our staff and static marshals who will be deployed in the trickier sections.
We will also be asking you to download a route file that you will be able to download onto your smartphone and/ or GPS watch pre-challenge. You will be able to follow this ‘line’ when on the route and this will be your main go-to resource for the duration of the challenge. If you do not have a GPS watch, you may rent one from us. See HERE for more info on that.

Don’t worry – you won’t get lost. But if you do – support is never far away.

We will use a mixture of guides, stewards, pit stops and support vehicles to support you at intervals by our mobile ‘pit stop’ team. Across the challenge, we will have multiple vehicles at our disposal, plus multiple staff members, snacks and drinks to distribute. So, if it does all get too much, if you overheat, get too cold (unlikely!), need sustenance, motivational support or otherwise, we should be able to assist. You are in the very best possible hands.
Click Buy Event Voucher Now 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, this voucher must be brought to Registration and exchanged for your Race Pack. If you change your mind you can transfer to any Rat Race event within 14 days after you purchase your event voucher for free. After 14 days you will need to go through our transfer process (charges apply) if you wish to change to another event. You can view our transfer policy here: https://ratrace.com/transfer-policy/
We can accommodate a limited number of supporters. We can provide accommodation and meals for them with you on a shared basis. The supporters are then able to travel in the support vehicles for the duration of the day and to follow your progress from pit stop to pit stop. The supporter package price is outlined on our pricing page, here.
Rat Race require you to be over 18 on the day of Registration.

The Rat Race ethos is to provide extraordinary challenges for ordinary people. You do not need super-technical skills or to be a seasoned endurance athlete. You need a good base fitness and train for multiple back-to-back long days out, on foot and in tropical heat with high humidity. It’s a big outing for sure, but it is definitely designed to be ‘doable.’ It is not a sufferfest. You do have it in you. We will ensure we support you the very best way we possible can. There is enough time to trek the whole thin, each day, if you are on foot. Unless you really are off the pace, we will try not to cut you off.
It is your choice. There is time to do either. if you maintain a fairly consistent 3mph pace, you will get round. It will be unrealistic to expect to run every inch of this route – due to the terrain and the thickness of the vegetation in some locations.

It is varied but predominantly it is off-road and pretty rough underfoot. The WNT trail is well-maintained in some sections and not so fresh in others, leading to a variety of the quality of the path you will be using. In many locations, you will be ascending and descending steep sections, too. With all of the water generated by the climate here, this does make for some slippery sections, too. You will need to constantly concentrate on the terrain to ensure you read it well and prepare for what is coming up in front of you. There are some tarmac and firmer ‘vehicle track’ sections interspersed, too.
Yes. 9 nights’ accommodation is provided in total. All food is also provided for the duration of the trip, including Breakfasts and Dinners, plus a full suite of Pit Stop support during the Challenge itself.
Yep. A large portion of the island is covered in what is generally known as rainforest. This means it is teaming with wildlife, colour and greenery. And there are of course lots of trees. Owing to its unique eco-system, one thing that does not exist on Dominica is poisonous wildlife. Which means it’s a fantastic way of seeing really pristine rainforest, without having to worry about what could sting or bite you and cause you a worry.
Travelling Toe to Tip along the length of Dominica is a long way and a huge undertaking. Do not underestimate the daily distances. The jungle, humidity and the never-ending hills make this a challenge in itself. We then will battle with the blistering heat, have soggy feet due to the river crossings, the management of blisters and rashes will be paramount in your success of this event. Dominica has lots of bugs and beasties but luckily for us they pose no venomous threat. However, the plants make up for that by packing a punch, the razor grass needs your full attention, the deep paper cuts that it creates are both painful and aggravating. A daily briefing will be given and briefing points for your safety and success will be covered at these briefings. Preparation courses offered by Rat Race and other operators are available to get you ready.
We have firm emergency protocols and response systems in place whilst out on our adventures. Our main priority above all else is to keep you and our staff safe. Before we leave for each trip a comprehensive in-country risk and threat assessment has been conducted by the Head of Expeditions. All protocols are put in place relating to those assessments. We make sure that the staff involved have the highest level of first aid training; a higher level of medical cover is also put in place if needed; all instructors have qualifications and/ or competencies to match the adventure we will undertake. In the event of an emergency, Rat Race staff and appointed contractors have comprehensive knowledge of procedures which will rapidly be put in place. If needed, our staff will provide first aid and then further medical assistance and evacuation if needed in line with a published Medical Procedures Plan. We have medical back-up and Clinical Directorship provided by a specialist events medical company and we have further emergency response support services provided by competent contracted partner. All our cover is available 24/7 while operations are underway. We use our knowledge and emergency procedures to provide the best possible care in our often remote and austere environments. Before leaving on a trip, we will advise on the insurance cover you are required to have in place for the trip; we will ask for a copy of these insurance details before the departure date.
If you no longer wish to take part, and can give us enough notice, you may be able to go use our transfer process. Please see the our transfer policy here https://ratrace.com/transfer-policy/ Transfer requests can be made here. You can find full Terms and Conditions here.
Event entry includes a glorious (and massive!) finishers medal and a bespoke event Rat Race tee. We will request your t-shirt size when you register online and this will be the size you will be given at Registration. We will also provide a lovely locally-sourced and inspired surprise Caribbean memento, too!
You can see a full kit list here. There are one of two items that you need, but that you can rent from us if you wish. See the kit list for the full run-down.
If you have to withdraw, we will ask you to get to a road access point and we will collect you via the Sweeper vehicles and move you forwards on the course (subject to medical advice if it is a medical issue that has forced you to pull out). If you need to pull out on a portion of a stage where we cannot access the route with vehicles as easily, in all cases we will ask you to try and move to a road location for extraction. In all cases, the best place to pull out of the event is at a designated Pit Stop location, where we will have vehicles and staff. If we need to rescue you from a remote part of the route due to injury, don’t worry – we have a plan for that too and will do so.
No. We do not offer refunds but you are able to use our generous transfer policy if you withdraw which allows you to change your entry into credit to reuse on another adventure. Transfer requests must be submitted no later than 12 weeks prior to the event start date. We recommend customers hold the appropriate insurance to cover non-attendance for issues such as illness or injury. Please see our transfer policy here https://ratrace.com/transfer-policy/ Transfer requests can be made here.  For those wanting extra financial protection there is the option to join the Refund Protect scheme when reserving a place in 2022/2023 events. Refund Protect is a separate company to Rat Race and the terms of their refund protection can be seen here.