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Rat Race announces iron-distance tri in Scotland

Point-to-point tri from Edinburgh to Ben Nevis

Brand new from Rat Race Events, City To Summit: A ground-breaking journey-style event 1st – 2nd June 2013.

An Iron-distance triathlon with options to complete the entire course in one day, or over the weekend and a duathlon option is available which eliminates the swim.

City to Summit is designed to link the Edinburgh foreshore at South Queensferry with the summit of Britain’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis. The route is Iron-Distance and takes place over 3 stages: Swim, bike and Run/ Trek.

Stage 1 – The Swim (2.2miles)
The event starts with a Swim under the famous Forth Bridges of picturesque South Queensferry.

There is the option to cut out the swim and do the bike and foot stages only in the Challenger Iron-Duathlon.

Stage 2 – The Bike (112miles)
A stunning bicycle journey into the heart of the Scottish Highlands. From the Forth Road Bridge (Cycleway) to Loch Leven.

On the bike it’s 112miles minimum distance and 9400ft of ascent. (181km and 2850m).

Stage 3 – The Marathon (26.2miles)
Run or trek from the Isles of Glencoe Hotel to Ben Nevis. The toughest 26.2 mile marathon course in the UK.

The whole run is 26.2miles minimum and 8500ft of ascent (42km and 2700m).

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.