River Rat Race at Royal Docks raises nearly £50,000 for homeless charity Shelter

By Rachel Bishop on August 18, 2014 10:38 AM |


Nearly £50,000 has been raised for homeless charity Shelter through London's first aquatic assault course.

Participants ran, jumped, swam and kayaked around Royal Victoria Docks in the 10km obstacle challenge on August 16.


The race began inside The ExCel centre, with adventurers facing a quick fire barrage of obstacles before they head out on to the dockside.


From there, they battled more obstacles as they ran towards the Emirates Air Line and then plunged into the docks, where they swam to dry land and then took on a series of jumps, more swimming and kayaking.


Jim Mee, Rat Race MD and creator of The River Rat Race, said: "It was fantastic to see such a brilliant turn out for our River Rat Race event in The Docklands this year.

"At 10km, the course provides a good fitness challenge, but the water elements make it a lot of fun, especially when the sun comes out like it did today."


Campbell Robb, Shelter's chief executive said: "With so many people in England fighting to keep a roof over their heads, this challenge was an amazing opportunity for people to get fit and test their endurance, as well as helping us to provide a lifeline to families up and down the country - and that makes everyone a winner."

Go to ratrace.com for more information.