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Run, Walk, Paddle, Race As A Riverside Rat

Glasgow is gearing up for the first Glasgow Riverside Rat Race this summer and organisers are looking for around 1,000 'up for it' competitors to get involved. Rat Race Adventure Sports has teamed up with the city of Glasgow to bring the exciting open urban adventure run to the River Clyde on Sunday 21 August 2011. The new Glasgow Riverside Rat Race is a 10km running (or walking) waymarked journey along the banks of the Clyde, interspersed with adventure activities, obstacles and challenges based alongside, near or in the river, taking in some of the city's many stunning and well-known riverside landmarks. Rat Race ambassador, Dean Macey, said, "The Glasgow Riverside Rat Race has been designed for anyone with reasonable fitness to take part in. Like other Rat Race events, we want adrenaline junkies and 'amateur sporting enthusiasts' with a sense of adventure, a head for heights, and a love of water to compete alongside one another. Whether you are a runner or a walker you should enter now and get ahead with some quality training.  You will have a truly unforgettable experience in Glasgow." The organisers are expecting 1,000 entrants to sign up to run, splash, jump, kayak and climb their way along a truly unique course stretching into Glasgow's city centre before winding its way back along the river to the new Riverside Museum - the finish and main event hub. Competitors will experience the Clyde and some of its most iconic landmarks in some very unusual ways as they complete a number of special water and shore based activities en route.  Once finalised, the route and challenges could see runners climbing up the Finnieston Crane, exploring the Squinty Bridge from a kayak, taking a dip into Princes Dock or even walking the plank of the Tall Ship Glenlee. The Glasgow River Rat Race is open to individuals (with a reasonable level of fitness) and teams and costs £35 / person to enter. Runners must be 16 years old or over on the day of the race. For more information on The Glasgow River Rat Race, go to www.ratraceadventure.com.

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