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Run Britannia 2024

Run Brittania

Run Britannia 2024 is billed by organisers, RatRace, as “the holy grail” of UK adventures, tackling this epic journey from Land’s End to John o’Groats, a major physical and logistical undertaking. The entire distance is still seldom attempted on foot in one sitting – and rightly therefore constitutes an enormous lifetime achievement for any runner or walker. RatRace have put together a fully supported, truly stunning 1000 mile, 70, 000 ft elevation, 37-day adventure that spans the entire length of this great nation on a bespoke route designed to take in the most beautiful trails in the UK along the way.
Run Brittania

The race started by taking in parts of the South West Cast path on a route that passes through Padstow, St Ives, Bude and Bideford, plus a decent stint in Exmoor National Park. This first week has a huge amount of elevation. The perfect warm up for the rest of the journey through the British Isles.

The runners ended yesterday’s stage in Oswestry, a market town, in Shropshire, close to the Welsh border.

Race website: ratrace.com/run-britannia
Live tracking: Live.opentracking.co.uk/runbrit24