• Posted:Tuesday, July 13, 2010
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Join the Rat Race and book an Edinburgh hostel

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Join the Rat Race and book an Edinburgh hostel
People planning a weekend break might like to get away from the hustle and bustle of their job, but alternatively they could enjoy another urban challenge.

A cheap hostel in Edinburgh could be the perfect venue this weekend (July 17th and 18th) for an event that is available for participants of all abilities, according to its website.

The Edinburgh Rat Race will see teams of pairs and threes take on various challenges, such as abseiling, hiking, biking and climbing in and around various destinations in the Scottish capital.

Individuals can take part in an array of tests that will be set-up across the centre, which includes the Nine 2 Five contest which means the bike crazy can get their race fix over the weekend as they pedal across the Scottish streets.

Those who want to book an Edinburgh hostel near the course will have to make an educated guess as the actual location of the Rat Race track is kept a closely guarded secret until a few hours before the main event.

"One minute you could be running through bustling shopping streets in search of a checkpoint; the next you could be trying your hand at parkour, punching a boxing champ or pole dancing your way to the points," the event website noted.

So, people who want to get there in time to register for the event will need to ensure they have a hostel in Edinburgh sorted for Friday (July 16th) evening as the registration beings at 17:00 BST on that day.

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