Up to 100 men and women are expected to hit the streets of Edinburgh's Old Town on Friday July 16, in their work clothes. The 4K Fun Run will be run for the first time to get the Edinburgh Rat Race Urban Adventure Weekend off to a flying start. Runners of all abilities are invited walk, jog or run the course from West Princes Street Gardens to the Castle Esplanade, dressed in their office uniforms or clothes of a dream job; from doctors to astronauts and deep sea divers.
The course will take in some of Edinburgh's most historic landmarks, before a massive office party begins in the Rat Race Adventure Village, Princes Street Gardens. The party will include music from a live MC, and plenty food and drinks to let workers party late in to the night.
Jim Mee of organisers Rat Race Events, said, "With the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle and the great hard working folk of Edinburgh I am confident that our new Edinburgh Rat Run, a winning formula of fresh air, exercise and office fancy dress, will create a party, full of camaraderie and bite, to launch the 2010 Rat Race weekend in style. What could be more appealing than a bit of a run and a few ice cold beers with friends and work mates on a Friday night after a hard weeks graft?"
Entry to the Edinburgh Rat Run is only £10 in advance (£15 on the day) and includes entry to the Edinburgh Rat Run and Office Party and a complimentary half pint from the event bar courtesy of Edinburgh's Local Independent brewery - Stewart Brewing.
The Rat Run will signify the return of the Rat Race Urban Adventure Series, a weekend of multi-sport challenges; with competitors hiking, biking, abseiling, climbing, kayaking and navigating their way around the streets, structures, waterways and urban landscapes of Scotland's capital. Competitors who sign up for the weekend's challenges will need to be ready for anything, as the course is revealed only hours before it begins.