Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Get ready for a Dirty Weekend at Burghley - World's Biggest Equestrian Assault Course

Burghley House
England's greatest Elizabethan house, one of Britain's top equestrian courses... and one Dirty Weekend! 

Date: Saturday 11th May 2013
Venue: Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire
More details:

For one weekend only, the largest assault course on Earth is being assembled within the grounds of one of England’s finest Elizabethan country estates.

Dirty Weekend is dubbed the 'World's Biggest Assault Course' and features challenging off-road running, followed by an epic After-Party of Festival-proportions.

The run itself consists of 2 options: The Full Mucker (20 miles) and the Half Mucker (13 miles) option for those who want to tackle most of the obstacles, but who find the full distance a little much.

The beautiful parklands surrounding the Elizabethan house are home to the annual Burghley Horse Trials, showpiece of the UK's equestrian calendar. But over one weekend in May, it won't be horses, but people tackling the course as part of the Burghley Horseplay element of the Rat Race Dirty Weekend.

With the House forming a spectacular backdrop, the event - run by Rat Race Adventure Sports, the UK's largest provider of Adventure Sports - will also feature a River Rat Race on the large ornamental lake, a walkway in the trees and the Guinness World Records Zone.

‘Burghley is excited to host the world’s largest assault course, the Rat Race in the stunning surroundings of Burghley Park and Estate,” said David Pennell, Burghley Estate Director.

“We are very used to horses’ and riders’ feats of endurance, but for the first time it will be people on their own two legs pitching their stamina against the grueling obstacles set up for the Dirty Weekend. We look forward to welcoming all the competitors to Burghley for a fantastic Dirty Weekend of truly world record breaking proportions,’

For full details of the Weekend and pricing as well as other events at Burghley, visit or telephone 01780 752451.

For more details about Race Race events, visit

No comments:

Post a Comment