Media release: Rats another great event for Edinburgh

RAT Race Adventure Sports, organisers of some of the best-loved adventure events in the UK, is the title sponsor of the inaugural Outdoor Pursuits Scotland 2011, organised by The Scotsman.

It is considered the country’s first-ever consumer show devoted to bringing our great outdoors under one roof – being staged at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, from Saturday 2 to Sunday 3 April 2011.

From city to summit, Rat Race Adventure Sports organise a huge range of mass participation endurance adventure events throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK every year.

Some past and present favourites include the legendary Edinburgh Rat Race urban adventure race, The Mighty Deerstalker night run in the Tweed Valley, The Nokia Coast to Coast adventure and Edinburgh’s Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest, a 10k run with urban obstacles.

They also run The Urban Gym in Edinburgh and other cities throughout the UK.

This is an urban work out at street level using the city’s natural and man-made environment to create an invigorating outdoor work out experience.

The Rat Race programme of events is continually growing and anticipation and excitement is growing for a new running and water based event being staged in Glasgow in August. Full details will be announced in April

Jim Mee, managing director of Rat Race Adventure Sports, said: “Rat Race Adventure Sports is proud to sponsor the inaugural Outdoor Pursuits Show.

“From our beginnings as a company on the streets of Edinburgh with the world famous Rat Race Urban Adventure, the Rat Race brand has grown to encompass the UK’s largest selection of adventure challenges plus we’ve become the outdoors’ most exciting retailer.

“The Outdoor Pursuits show aims to showcase the very best of the outdoors in Scotland so it is fitting that one of Scotland’s most innovative adventure brands takes title partnership in its inaugural year.”

However, they get their kicks, visitors to Outdoor Pursuits Scotland 2011 should find something to get their pulses racing, from cycling and offroading to snow and rock, from the simple joys of camping and walking to water sports and beyond.

After all the excitement they can sample the delights of the 60-plus expert exhibitors on site.

Rat Race Adventure Sports have their own online adventure clothing and footwear store selling the very best specialist gear and accessories.

They will have a bargain laden store at the show offering off-road running footwear, backpacks, technical apparel and accessories.

Staff will be on hand to talk through forthcoming Rat Race events and will offer both gear and training advice.

With five distinct zones to enjoy, Outdoor Pursuits Scotland 2011 is expected to be a hit with anyone of any age who has an interest in outdoor pursuits and leading a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

This truly action-packed event includes an interactive zone with a full programme of demonstrations, presentations, prize draws and many activities to enjoy over the weekend.

All interaction and entertainment is included FREE as part of the entry price.

Tickets on the door are priced at just £10 for adults and £1 for children (under-five’s go FREE).

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Media contact:

For Rat Race Adventure Sports contact: Paddy Cuthbert at Podge Publicity on 07968 699 636 or email

For Outdoor Pursuits Scotland 2011 contact: Gerry Carney on 0131 620 8371 or email

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Contact: Paddy Cuthbert