TRANS ANDEAN COAST TO COAST


Make a genuine coast to coast journey across the entire continent of South America from the Pacific to the Atlantic, linking 2 fantastic cities and 2 fantastic countries – Valparaiso in Chile and Buenos Aires in Argentina. Our route climbs from sea level and traverses the high passes of the dramatic Andes mountain range, lifting you nearly 4km skyward before descending all the way down the other side…



LOCATION:

Chile/Argentina, South America


START/END:

Santiago, Chile / Buenos Aires, Argentina


DURATION:

12 days/11 nights



$4500*


15-26 January 2023


14-25 January 2024


NEW DATE ADDED!


*When you sign up in 2021




11 nights quality
accommodation

On-course Pit Stop
Support throughout



Airport transfers at start and
finish (inc gear and bike)


All meals included



Bike rental option available


Live satellite tracking and
hi-tech navigational aids



Medal and t-shirt
for all participants


Road support vehicles for
mechanical and medical assistance.



TRANS ANDEAN COAST TO COAST


Make a genuine coast to coast journey across the entire continent of South America from the Pacific to the Atlantic, linking 2 fantastic cities and 2 fantastic countries – Valparaiso in Chile and Buenos Aires in Argentina. Our route climbs from sea level and traverses the high passes of the dramatic Andes mountain range, lifting you nearly 4km skyward before descending all the way down the other side…


LOCATION:
Chile/Argentina, South America


START/FINISH:
Santiago, Chile / Buenos Aires, Argentina


DURATION:
12 days / 11 nights



11 nights quality
accommodation

On-course Pit Stop
Support throughout

Airport transfers at start and finish (inc gear and bikes)


All meals included

Bike rental option available

Live satellite tracking
and navigation

Medal and t-shirt for all participants

Road support vehicles for mechanical and medical assistance.



$4500


15 – 26 JANUARY 2023


14 – 25 JANUARY 2024


NEW DATE JUST ADDED!


*When you sign up in 2021






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Protect your non-refundable booking and receive a full refund of your transaction if you are unable to attend the event due to an unforeseen circumstance. See full terms and conditions here.


Our route starts in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valparaiso and crosses the Andes Mountain range, ascending from sea level to a lung-busting 3832m metres over 2 days. Participants can expect incredible mountain passes and a 2 day downhill into Argentina from Chile, with stunning views of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, plus the Southern and Western Hemispheres.

THE ROUTE ALSO TRAVERSES ONE OF THE CONTINENT’S MAIN WINE-GROWING REGIONS: CHILE’S CENTRAL VALLEY AND ARGENTINA’S FAMOOUS MENDOZA REGION.

Our route starts in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valparaiso and crosses the Andes Mountain range, ascending from sea level to a lung-busting 3832m metres over 2 days. Participants can expect incredible mountain passes and a 2 day downhill into Argentina from Chile, with stunning views of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, plus the Southern and Western Hemispheres.

THE ROUTE ALSO TRAVERSES ONE OF THE CONTINENT’S MAIN WINE-GROWING REGIONS: CHILE’S CENTRAL VALLEY AND ARGENTINA’S FAMOOUS MENDOZA REGION.


Experience the vastness of the Argentinian steppe and perhaps meet some of its famous Gauchos. Enjoy amazing food and wine – particularly the steak and Malbec, for which the region is famous worldwide.


THE TRANS ANDEAN WILL PROVIDE AN EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE FOR ANYONE THAT HAS EVER DREAMED OF CROSSING A CONTINENT ON THEIR BIKE.


Genuine coast to coast route across South America from Pacific to Atlantic, linking 2 fantastic cities and 2 fantastic countries – Valparaiso in Chile and Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Route crosses the Andes Mountain range, ascending from sea level to 3832m metres over 2 days. 2 days of downhill into Argentina, with stunning views of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, plus the Southern and Western Hemispheres.

Traverse the wine-growing regions of Chile (Central Valley) and Argentina (Mendoza region) with amazing food and wine – particularly steak and Malbec, which the region is famous for.

Experience the vastness of the Argentinian Pampas and perhaps meet some of its famous Gauchos

Experience the exciting ‘over the top’ section on dirt road that crosses the international border between Chile and Argentina.

Full bike rental services available with high-spec road bikes for those who do not wish to travel with theirs.

  • Genuine coast to coast route across South America from Pacific to Atlantic, linking 2 fantastic cities and 2 fantastic countries – Valparaiso in Chile and Buenos Aires in Argentina.

  • Route crosses the Andes Mountain range, ascending from sea level to 3832m metres over 2 days. 2 days of downhill into Argentina, with stunning views of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, plus the Southern and Western Hemispheres.

  • Traverse the wine-growing regions of Chile (Central Valley) and Argentina (Mendoza region) with amazing food and wine – particularly steak and Malbec, which the region is famous for.

  • Experience the vastness of the Argentinian Pampas and perhaps meet some of its famous Gauchos.

  • Experience the exciting ‘over the top’ section on dirt road that crosses the international border between Chile and Argentina.

  • Full bike rental services available with high-spec road bikes for those who do not wish to travel with theirs.


Experience the vastness of the Argentinian steppe and perhaps meet some of its famous Gauchos. Enjoy amazing food and wine – particularly the steak and Malbec, for which the region is famous worldwide.


THE TRANS ANDEAN WILL PROVIDE AN EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE FOR ANYONE THAT HAS EVER DREAMED OF CROSSING A CONTINENT ON THEIR BIKE.



ACCOMMODATION

11 Nights dinner, bed and breakfast in comfortable hotels, cosy rustic lodge-style a/c and some mountain refuge/ hostel accommodation.

FULLY SUPPORTED

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

MEALS

All meals are included throughout the full itinerary, including: 11 x breakfast; minimum of 3 x daily Pit Stop support stations with ‘Pit Stop picnic’ lunches; 10 x hearty evening meals. 

TRANSFERS

Airport transfers from Santiago International Airport to the start area of Valparaíso and to Buenos Aires International Airport from the end-point hotel in Buenos Aires. 

EQUIPMENT

Rat Race will provide: Satellite tracking hardware. You can bring your own bike, or choose to rent one. All other equipment will be provided by the participant. You will to need to bring warm outer garments for use in the evenings, together with ‘standard’ road biking clothing, footwear and safety helmet. It is recommend to include tights and a full jacket as the high mountains are likely to be cold. You will also need a GPS device that is capable of handling a GPX file, in order to follow the route. We have rental options available for the GPS device. See the kit list below for more details.  

SAFETY

Professional local and UK safety staff, bike mechanic, medics, drivers, route safety staff and Rat Race experts on hand throughout. 

AND MORE

Brilliant finishers medal and quality Rat Race tech tee for all participants.

 

INCLUSIONS:



ACCOMMODATION
11 Nights dinner, bed and breakfast in comfortable hotels, cosy rustic lodge-style a/c and some mountain refuge/ hostel accommodation.



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



MEALS
All meals are included throughout the full itinerary, including: 11 x breakfast; minimum of 3 x daily Pit Stop support stations with ‘Pit Stop picnic’ lunches; 10 x hearty evening meals.



TRANSFERS
Airport transfers from Santiago International Airport to the start area of Valparaíso and to Buenos Aires International Airport from the end-point hotel in Buenos Aires.



EQUIPMENT
Rat Race will provide: Satellite tracking hardware. You can bring your own bike, or choose to rent one. All other equipment will be provided by the participant. You will to need to bring warm outer garments for use in the evenings, together with ‘standard’ road biking clothing, footwear and safety helmet. It is recommend to include tights and a full jacket as the high mountains are likely to be cold. You will also need a GPS device that is capable of handling a GPX file, in order to follow the route. We have rental options available for the GPS device. See the kit list below for more details.



SAFETY
Professional local and UK safety staff, bike mechanic, medics, drivers, route safety staff and Rat Race experts on hand throughout.



AND MORE
Brilliant finishers medal and quality Rat Race Rat tee.




ITINERARY:


ITINERARY:


TOTAL DISTANCE: 1,517.5KM


DAY 1: ARRIVAL


SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY

The meeting point for this epic adventure to cross a whole continent by bike is Santiago International airport. From here we transfer by road to the coastal town of Valparaiso, around 90 mins away. We will aim to meet at the airport at 1600, allowing people the chance to fly in earlier that day, or to overnight the night before and then retrace their steps to the airport for the meeting at 1600.

DAY 2: REGISTRATION, BRIEFINGS AND DOWNTIME


MONDAY 16TH JANUARY

After the admin of registration, kit checks and bike checks plus a few briefings, we’ll have the rest of the day to explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage City of Valparaiso and enjoy a dinner together in town prior to tomorrow’s adventure.

DAY 3: Trans Andean begins!


TUESDAY 17TH JANUARY

Our starting point is the Plaza Sotomayor at the heart of the historic quarter, a stone’s throw from the Pacific Ocean. The first 20km hugs the coast and give us a relatively flat start to this incredible journey. But when we turn away from the sea, it’s up and up and up, through the stunning wine growing region of the Central Valley, to end at a height of 1311m and overnight in a mountain hostel.


172km  /  + 2102m ascent


DAY 4: Over the top…


WEDNESDAY 18TH JANUARY

Don’t be fooled by the distance as this is a really challenging day: But it will be truly worth all the effort. The night before we’ll spend some time changing tyres as this is the day that heads off the tarmac to reach the statue of Christ the Redeemer of the Andes at 3832m: A symbol of peace between Chile and Argentina for over 100 years. It’s uphill today from the first pedal stroke, with a stunning section of classic mountain pass hairpins to negotiate before we reach the border. Once we’ve passed through the border control (which could take some time) we leave the main road and join the old gravel road up to the statue.

The road is maintained but still not suitable for slick road tyres, so a touring or gravel-treaded tyre is required for puncture protection and grip on this section. It’s a 10km descent from the statue back to the tarmac before an easy 20km downhill to the hotel with views to Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. Whilst the gravel does add the extra step of the tyre change, it adds a totally unique flavour to this adventure and will be well worth the views from the summit of incredibly high mountain pass.


76.3km  /  +2576m -1273m

DAY 5: A very, very, VERY long downhill


THURSDAY 19TH JANUARY

Back on to the road tyres, Day 3 is all about the reward…! The efforts of the previous days are met with 164km of total downhill, heading eventually for the lively city of Mendoza. This vibrant city is famed for great wine and great restaurants and is the hub of the main Argentinian Malbec-producing region.


164km  /  +968m -2742m

DAY 6-10: Across the Pampas


FRIDAY 20TH – TUESDAY 24TH JANUARY

Having left the mountains behind, we now cross the vast Argentine Pampas famed for its agriculture and notably for its beef cattle – great news for the steak lovers amongst you as the steaks in these parts are sensational – and huge. An ever-changing field-scape that accompanies the (generally) downhill journey may also bring you face to face with the gauchos of the region; and plenty of hearty food and drink to re-energise in the evenings and at our well-stocked pit stops as we fuel you across the continent. The challenge of the distance remains, with some big days in the saddle. But the ‘supportive’ nature of the route profile allows you to get those kilometres done, as you make your way gradually eastwards, towards the bright lights of Buenos Aires.


DAY 6: 237km  /  +385m -755m


DAY 7: 147km  /  +582m –506m


DAY 8: 171km  /  +257km – 512km


DAY 9: 191km  /  +515m –613m


DAY 10: 177km  /  +482m –543m

DAY 11: Journey’s End, Buenos Aires


WEDNESDAY 25TH JANUARY

The final day. The culmination of a week’s worth of riding brings us to one of South America’s most cherished cities – Buenos Aeries: A bustling, multi-cultural colossus of 15 million people. Our route keeps us to the north of the main hubbub of the city as we aim for the obligatory dip of a wheel in the Atlantic Ocean; and a chilled beer. That’s it! You’ve crossed a continent using the power of your legs. Chapeau indeed. Time now for a proper celebration with steaks and Malbec, most likely. If the legs will take it, possibly a spot of Flamenco, too!


182km  /  +708m  -719m



DAY 12: Departure


THURSDAY 26TH JANUARY

After our final breakfast together, we will whisk you and your kit/ bike from the hotel to Buenos Aires International airport for onward journeys. Or choose to stay around in this exciting city and see more of the sights.


ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD:

ACCOMMODATION
AND FOOD:


Our accommodation is split between a selection of high-quality hotels, mountain hostel and refuges and some simple roadside hotels in regional towns and villages as we make our way coast to coast.

Where we use hotels, refuges, mountain hostels and similar accommodation, all accommodation is always offered on a double or twin room basis; or sometimes up to 4 people sharing a small dorm-style room with 4 single beds. If you are taking part on your own, you will be paired with another participant/s of the same sex in a twin room or dorm in the refuges. If you have preferences for who you share with, you are able to specify that prior to departure.

All of our accommodation is of a good standard – sometimes extremely well-appointed luxury hotels and sometimes of a more basic specification – depending on where we are along the route and reflecting the mountain or rustic nature of some of the stages. It will always be practical for the journey-at-hand and will provide a really good place to rest-up at day’s end. The accommodation has all been tried and tested by us on our recce trips.

Meals


Breakfast

Brekky will vary with our location day-to-day. When we are stating early (which comes part and parcel of such an epic journey!) then we may provide ‘grab n’ go’ materials – pastries, fruit, porridge pots, yoghurts and other simple items that you can either eat before the off, or take with you on the initial portion of the route that day. But we will also have some hearty sit-down affairs. Sometimes there will be cooked breakfast options and there will never be a shortage of good, hot coffee!

Dinner

We will typically eat at the accommodation in which we are staying. Rat Race will always provide a hearty set menu with plenty of choice; you will pay for your own drinks.


Pit Stops


During the challenge you will have access to our famously well-stocked Pit Stops multiple times throughout the journey: A minimum of 3 times per day when you are on the route. On all stages, these will typically be set-up from our mobile support team at set spots on the route.

Pit stops will typically 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.
Isotonic Energy Drink or similar carb-based product.
Salty snacks – such as crisps and peanuts.
Savoury treats – We will feature sandwiches, local foods, pastries, cheese and other goodies at selected pit stops, around lunchtime.
A fruit option – such as oranges or bananas.
Sweets – such as Skittles (vegan) and Haribo and local sweet candy treats.

Our Pit Stops are there to help supplement any personal sports nutrition plan you may have – if you use gels and other such products – you should plan to bring these with you. If you have any special dietary requirements then please also plan for this and pack your kit accordingly. Rat Race aim to offer Pit Stop snacks that are tasty and functional, catering to as broad a mix of needs and diets 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 than we find them.


BIKE RENTAL


You may of course choose to bring your own bike, but if you do not wish to travel with your own we can provide high-quality road bikes, complete with the spare set of gravel tyres required for the ‘up-over-the-top’ section. All rental bikes are provided with helmet, bottle cage, tool kit and spare tube.

COMING SOON

GPS DEVICE RENTAL


Garmin Edge GPS device, plus handlebar cradle – with pre-loaded route, allowing you to push a button and follow the route all the way though the event, without any uploading of GPX files required to your own device

This item can be added to your basket at point of purchase or you may choose to add later on.

FAQs:

The date-range is set and the route is tried and tested. 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 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! That having been said, our route is likely to remain largely intact, regardless of any on-the-ground changes.

We are mindful that people will inevitably have varying distances to travel to get to South America. Our plan is to meet at Santiago International Airport at 1600 local time. This will allow folk time to fly in earlier that day, or you may choose to arrive the day before and stay locally, allowing you plenty of time in the morning to make the RV later on that day back at the airport.

You will be transferred from Santiago airport to Valparaiso, which is a stunning seaside town with bags of cultural heritage and is the hub from which our adventure unfolds. It’s a 90 minute drive from Santiago airport. All transfers throughout the challenge are fully inclusive within the format and we will transport you, your gear and your bike if you bring one with you. At the end of the challenge, we will return you and your gear + bike to Buenos Aires International airport, aiming to arrive back at the airport at around midday on this final day, after a hearty breakfast. You should therefore look to book onward travel in the afternoon of this day and not in the morning, if you can do so. Alternatively stay around and see more of the city.
We have designed this challenge so that you may travel at your own pace. See below for our notes on route-finding and guidance. There will also be some cut-offs, but in the true Rat Race tradition these will be 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 give you some early starts to allow the very best possible window for route completion, particularly on the longer days (and the hily ones!). But, if you need us and if you need to abandon the route for whatever reason, we are there for you and can pick you up with our support vehicles. The absolute key is that you enjoy this amazing journey across South America; at your own pace and within your own limits.

We want you to concentrate on the views and the hard work of putting one wheel 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. There is no formal waymarking (i.e. signs) used on this event and for a large part in the mountains and out in the Pampas, there are not really many junctions either! The road will be well defined and is paved throughout, except that exciting part right at the roof of the Andes. Instead of waymarking, we will be providing and then be asking you to download a route file that you will be able to download onto your smartphone or GPS device. You will follow this ‘line’ when on the bikes and can use this as a back-up at all times. You may use your own device or rent one from us. The route will show the stage start and finish locations of course, plus also show you pit stop locations, so you know exactly how far you are from support along the course.

We will then augment this with some marshalled junctions or key turning points on some of the stages, to ensure there is no doubt on route choice in any locations that we think it could be tricky.

At all times, the GPS device can be used to back yourself up on route-finding as and where required, as it will have the full route loaded onto it. If you choose to rent a GPS device from us, we will provide high-tech Garmin Edge navaids, designed specifically for cycling and mounted to the handlebars with a special cradle, for optimum visibility when you are on the move.

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

We will use a mixture of safety staff in vehicles and we will also concentrate support services at our pit stops. If it does get too much, if you get injured, get too cold, need sustenance, motivational support or otherwise, we will be able to assist and out team will never be far away out on the route. You are in good hands.

It is always good practice to be self-contained when out on long rides, so when you leave pit stops, we will expect you to leave with some snacks on board, a full water bottle and tools and spares on board just in case….just like any other regular ride.

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 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.
We can accommodate a limited number of supporters. We can provide accommodation and meals for them with you on a shared basis; and can ensure that get out onto the route with you in the support vehicles, so they can see you in action and interact with you at the pit stops. The supporter package price is outlined on our pricing page, here. Where you wish to stay with a supporter at our overnight locations, please do let us know and we can arrange the accommodation accordingly if you have bought a supporter package.

This is definitely a road biking event.  Except for a portion of day 2, where the road is unsurfaced, all the roads are of good quality throughout the trip. In order to best cope with the unpaved road on day 2, you will need to bring a set of folding treaded tyres to switch on the evening of day 1 and then you can go back to standard road slicks at the end of day 2. These tyres will also be your spare tyres for the whole trip. If you rent a bike from us, we will provide both the bike and the second set of treaded tyres.

Yes. There will be a mechanic supporting the trip throughout. However, they won’t have a limitless spares inventory so you will need to carry with you a range of spare parts specific to your bike.

Spares list you will require is as follows: 2 x Inner tube, 2 x tyres – folding and treaded as required for day 2, 4 x spokes, 1 x chain, 2 x derailleur hanger, 1 pair of cleats, Brake pads x 2 – for discs and rims, 1 x brake cable and 1 x gear cable

If you are renting a bike, all the above will be provided with your rental.

Yes. It is highly recommended to run daytime flashing lights when riding.

January is mid summer in the Southern Hemispher so temperatures can range from 12 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. However, at 3800m over the Andes it is very likely to be much colder. So in addition to the usual bib shorts and jerseys you need to throw in some cold weather gear too – arm, knee, leg, toe warmers, a gilet, maybe a full jacket and certainly a wind and rain jacket. A full kit list will be provided later.

Rat Race require you to be over 18 on the day of Registration for this adventure. If you wish to participate as a family group or with a responsible adult and you are 16+, we will consider applications on an individual basis. Please contact us if this is the case.

This is of course a big challenge set over multiple big days in the saddle. BUT the Rat Race ethos is to set extraordinary challenges for ordinary people. You do not need super-technical riding skills or to be a seasoned Tour de France rider. You do need a good base fitness and you should be prepared for a series of long back-to-back days on the road. But this route is definitely designed to be ‘doable;’ and in no way would this be what we would call a ‘sufferfest.’ You absolutely have it in you. We will ensure we support you the very best way we possibly can. This one is all tortoise and no hare. Unless you really are off the pace, we will not cut you off. Even if you are off pace and you feel you need a bit of a shunt along the route on some of the days, we can pick you up in a vehicle, ‘boost’ you further up the course a bit and you can re-join the trip further up the gang. It’s up to you how you tackle it and we want you to feel relaxed and comfortable, versus under major pressure just to ‘get the job done.’
There are some hills (!) and the first 2 days from sea level up to the roof of South America is going to be tough – there is no doubt about that. You will feel the effects of altitude and it will be a hard innings. But, once you have crested the Andes, it is literally all downhill from there. Read more about the route, the profile and the terrain here.

Yes. This is a fully inclusive itinerary from start to finish, with all accommodation and all meals.

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.
Race entry includes a brilliant finishers medal and bespoke event Rat Race tech tee. We will request your tshirt size when you register online and this will be the size you will be given at Registration.
A full kit lsit will be published in due course.

If you need to bail while on the bikes, 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). We are unable to transport you backwards (i.e. we cannot take you back to the start of that stage). You can choose to re-start further up the course if you still want to do some riding that day, or we can take you to the end of the stage.

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.