Brain Race

Glanusk Estate - Brecon Becons

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Competing in pairs, participants will be put to the test in four stages of physical and intelligence-based challenges across two days, designed by our expert team to test a combination of brain and brawn. The pair who best combine these two key elements will be rewarded with the ultimate prize – crowned the first ever Brain Race champions.

Set over 2 days with 4 different stages and including overnight camping at the gorgeous Glanusk Estate. For full details, see our website linked below.


  • Pair Entry Entry is for 2 people.
    £278 £194.60 BOOK

Overnight camping on the Glanusk Estate.

An event t-shirt per person.

Electronic wristband to track your performance.

Onsite food outlets & tuck shop.

Stages and puzzles designed by our expert Course Design team.

Finisher’s medal.

Official event photography team to capture you at your best (and worst!)

Mobile medic at all times.


Clear route signage and well-informed marshals.

Safe storage unit for personal possessions and secure car parking on site.

Clean drinking water point.

Each pair will have a laminated number that will be worn throughout.

The key component of the Brain Race is time: teams will be rewarded for finishing each stage quickly, however there will be time bonuses available based on the optional completion of intellectual puzzles and challenges. These puzzles will vary in difficulty, allowing each team to decide upon a unique strategy dependent on their individual strengths and weaknesses.

Saturday 12th October
10:00 – 13:00: Registration at the Glanusk Estate

Stage 1: Can You Hack It?

Stage 2: Operation Tango: Behind Enemy Lines – Night Stage

Stage 3: The Invictus Arcade – Night Stage

Sunday 13th October
Stage 4: Grand Prix: Who Pairs Wins!

13:00: Celebratory Drink & Presentation of Awards.

14:00: Free to Depart

During this stage, pairs will be timed over a linear course, with a series of optional sub challenges available which (depending on the agreed strategy) may result in big time deductions from their stage finish time.

How do you balance your physical and intellectual IQ to devise the optimal strategy?

Stage 2 is based on an infiltration and evasion concept. Under the cover of darkness, teams will be tasked with the retrieval of enemy intel. In order to achieve this, each pair must plan their ideal route through enemy territory, avoiding detection from our trained team of hunters, and returning to the safety of basecamp.

Will the lure of potential time bonuses be worth the additional risk of capture?

The Invictus Arcade will introduce competitors to a battery of games and challenges designed to test skill, dexterity, speed and IQ.

The degree of success throughout these challenges will be reflected in an end stage time for each pair.

The grand finale of the Brain Race, and ultimate test of teamwork and strategy. Pairs will set off together before being forced into a decision designed to challenge even the most accomplished of competitors.

Strategy is everything, as one partner strives to complete as many IQ challenges as possible, choosing between logic and mathematical problems, each providing a stage-time deduction. While the other confronts a physical challenge head-on, with the aim of returning as quickly as possible.

Once re-united, each pair will face a final joined obstacle before crossing the finish line together.

Enthusiasm, energy and a good attitude (lots of it)!

A tent per pair with other sleeping equipment (sleeping bag, pillow, rolled-up sleeping mat or your favourite teddy bear you can’t sleep without)

Sports clothes and gear – a change of footwear and clean underwear are recommended.

1x Head torch per person

Waterproofs – just in case. It is Britain, don’t forget!

Don’t forget your partner! You’ll need to sign up in pairs so make sure they are available too.


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