YMCA Rat Race - Sunday, October 15th 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017

Captain Burke Park: Holman St, Kangaroo Point, Australia

Distance running, Running


  • RAT-A-2-EE - Team of 2 - Non-participating Team Captain (Max number of teams to select is 1)
  • RAT-A-2-EE - Team of 2 - Team of 2 Entry (Price shown is per person)
  • BIG RATS - Team of 3 - Non-participating Team Captain Non-participating Team Captain (Max number of teams to select is 1)
  • BIG RATS - Team of 3 - Team of 3 Entry (Price shown is per person)
  • BIG RATS - Team of 4 - Non-participating Team Captain
  • BIG RATS - Team of 4 - Team of 4 Entry (Price shown is per person)


Get prepared to get RATTY! The YMCA Rat Race is a cheeky cheesy and challenging obstacle course designed for maximum fun and ir-RAT-ional behaviour!

On Sunday 15th of October, teams of four will be given a large novelty inflatable cheese to protect and carry with them throughout the scenic Brisbane river based course and over the obstacles.

Our dedicated ‘Pest Patrols’ will be out to run interference and ‘rescue’ the cheese - adding that extra level of RATified intensity.


This year we are introducing a new element to the event and opening it up to families.


Family Event:  Families come in all shapes and sizes – so we have come up with lots of options for you! However the event will be open to children of 7-12 years accompanied by at least one adult. Teams of up to 4 members are permitted to race.


Team Event: Based on lasts years Rat Race – we are again inviting teams of up to 4 people to compete. The age limit has been lowered to include the teens! Grab a group from work or rustle up a few ratty friends and enjoy a day of cheesy obstacles, rat-tastic river views and of course some sunset wines at the end!


With up to fourteen ratty obstacles including the torturous RAT TRAP and the adrenalin pumping BIG CHEESE our teams are in for an amazing experience.

Event details and schedule


  • The FAMILY event begins from 7:30am and the last WAVE will be released at 10:30am
  • The TEAM event begins from 10:30am and the last WAVE will be released at 3pm
  • Food and drinks can be purchased from one of our many vendors at the Festival post-race
  • For full course and obstacle information please refere to our website ww.ymcaratrace.com
  • Registration will be at the Captain Burke Park main entrance on Holman St, Kangaroo Point
  • Please have your tickets ready either by hard copy or on your phone for registration
  • Parking will be VERY LIMITED, we strongly advise catching public transport or taxi/ride share. Another alternative would be to park in the CBD and catch the ferry across the river


  • You will be getting wet and cheesey so make sure you are wearing approporate clothing and footwear
  • This is an outdoor event and we strongly encourage safe sun protection
  • After the race you can chill out on the banks of the beautiful Brisbane River in our Festival Precinct and enjoy food and drinks from our market area, so bring a rug and soak in the sun and music
  • There will be ATM's but we do also encourage you to bring some extra cash on the day

Organised by

YMCA Brisbane

107 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Phone: 07 32531700

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