River Rat obstacle course race returns to Stockton

The Stockton River Rat Race returns to Stockton today. More than 1000 people will take part in the 5km and 10km courses which takes in many of Stockton Borough’s sights. Its the seventh year of the event.

Organisers say competitors can choose their own pace with the 10k course, taking anywhere between 55-150 minutes to complete.

The course will see participants take in the Tees Barrage, the famous Captain Cook’s replica HM Bark Endeavour Ship jump and tackle the Tees Barrage International White Water Course.

There will also be an event village on Stockton Riverside where spectators can watch the final obstacles and food vendors will be available.

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member of Arts, Leisure and Culture, said:

The Stockton River Rat Race continues to be a successful annual event in the Borough with participation numbers ever-growing and we are looking to build even more on last year’s success. The race is open to everyone and if you are looking for an adventurous and fun challenge, the StocktonRiver Rat Race has it all.”

Councillor Norma Wilburn, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member of Arts, Leisure and Culture