Around 1,500 participants are gearing up to take on the ultimate challenge of ‘The Wall’ ultramarathon along Hadrian’s Wall on Saturday, June 15. This iconic race spans 70 miles from Carlisle Castle to Gateshead Baltic Quay, with a staggering elevation gain of +3460 ft.

Organized by Rat Race, a leading adventure trip and event company, this year’s event is expected to be the biggest yet. Runners from various parts of the world, including Denmark, Belgium, Germany, the US, and Canada, will be joining in to test their limits and conquer this historic route.

Participants have the option to either run or trek the course, which is designed to be completed in 26 hours at a minimum pace of 3mph. The race serves as an ideal introduction to the world of ultramarathons for those looking to push beyond the traditional marathon distance of 26.2 miles.

The route of ‘The Wall’ ultramarathon takes runners through picturesque English countryside, moors, rivers, and valleys, passing by landmarks such as Lanercost Priory and The Sill. The journey culminates in the vibrant Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, offering breathtaking views and a glimpse into the rich history of Hadrian’s Wall.

Rob, the adventure leader for The Wall, emphasized the inclusive nature of the event, stating that it is not just for elite athletes but for anyone looking for a memorable challenge. The race is fully supported with well-marked routes and refreshing Pit Stops along the way, ensuring participants are fueled up for the entire journey.

Founder of Rat Race, Jim Mee, highlighted the company’s commitment to creating extraordinary adventures for everyone. ‘The Wall’ ultramarathon provides a unique opportunity for individuals of all fitness levels to partake in an unforgettable experience, whether they are seasoned pros or first-time ultramarathoners.

For those inspired to take on the challenge, entries for the 2025 adventure will open on June 15. To join the waiting list or learn more about Rat Race, visit their website at Get ready to lace up your running shoes and conquer ‘The Wall’ like never before!