I ran the 10km, dripping with a cold, on a wet and freezing cold October morning, through muddy fields and woodland with my friend and I've never had so much fun or felt such a feeling of accomplishment when I crossed the line. Brilliant experience. - Ben (Manchester)

Rough Runner is an obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of unique obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators and Ninja Warrior. Expect sweeper arms, giant pigeon battles, big balls and yes, The Travelator!  Each venue has a 5km route with around 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and all 20 obstacles on our 15km route if you’re up for the toughest challenge.

With various dates & locations up & down the country to choose from, take your pick from the following:

 Sussex 13 & 14 April 2019

‘The South’ event will be held in Sussex for the very first time, with a new venue promising stunning Parkland through the South Downs on every route. With 5km, 10km and 15km distance options, that’s a lot of countryside air to breathe in…

Saturday

5km

10km 15km

Sunday 

5km 10km 15km

 Oxford 18 & 19 May 2019

Rough Runner at the Great Tew Estate has been a favourite event in the running calendar for 4 years, with the most picturesque backdrop, varied terrain and atmospheric runners’ village you can come by.

Saturday

5km

10km 15km

Sunday 

5km 10km 15km

 Manchester 15 & 16 June 2019

Exciting, stunning new venue - say hello to Arley Hall. Forest trails, lake-side running & tons of variety.

Saturday

5km

10km 15km

Sunday 

5km 10km 15km

 Tyne and Wear 20 & 21 July 2019

2019 will see Rough Runner return in the North East to Lambton Estate, between Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesborough, and bringing with us our host of epic, game show-inspired obstacles.

Saturday

5km

10km 15km

Sunday 

5km 10km 15km

 Edinburgh 17 & 18 August 2019

So we’re bringing back our awesome, TV game show-inspired obstacles north of the border, to the stunning Penicuik Estate, just south of Edinburgh and in a stunning setting. It’s an amazing place and it makes for an incredible course.

Saturday

5km

10km 15km

Sunday 

5km 10km 15km

 Finsbury Park (London) 7 & 8 September 2019

Back in London for our 5th anniversary for a 5km and 10km run with all your favourite obstacles and a few new inventions too, with a beautiful blend of adrenaline, team banter and good, clean(ish) fun.

A few minutes from Finsbury Park and Manor House underground stations, or Haringey train station – our most accessible location by far for public transport!

Saturday

5km

10km

Sunday 

5km 10km


 Morden Park (London) 5 & 6 October 2019

Further out of the centre (but still right near a tube station), so you get that countryside feel whilst looking out across the London skyline.  A few minutes from Morden underground station, or Morden South & St Helier train station – it’s a piece of cake to get to so come and get a taste of our more rural events, without leaving the tube network…

Saturday

5km

10km

Sunday 

5km 10km

To book, call 020 7250 8240, email [email protected] or register through the event booking links above (via Run 4 Charity) by selecting your preferred location, date & distance.

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