RAT-RACE, which has stood for Roseville Area Thumb-Racing Academic Competition Event, Rosemount Annual Thumb-Racing Academic Competition Event, and Really Awesome Thumb-Racing Academic Competition Event, is a high school quiz bowl tournament run by the Minnesota Quiz Bowl Alliance as a successor to TOMCAT. First held by Roseville, the tournament has since been hosted by Rosemount, Chanhassen, and Chaska.
It is traditionally one of the largest tournaments in Minnesota, with a field of 64 teams. RAT-RACE is run on NAQT speedchecks, so it is often used by large schools like Wayzata and Eden Prairie to qualify large numbers of teams for HSNCT by spreading out their best players. The best example of this phenomenon occurred in 2020, when Wayzata qualified a record eight teams.