Scotland – 5/6th August 2017


The Rough Runner Challenge….. is mainly lots of FUN but also:

Rough Runner is an obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. Expect sweeper arms, giant pigeon battles, big balls and yes, The Travelator!

Rough Runner’s first Scottish event took place in 2016, and it went down so well that it’s all happening again in August 2017.

Taking place through a deer park overlooking the Firth of Forth, you’ll get a vista beyond comparison, while dodging the deer and taking on a few gigantic obstacles in your way!

It’s the only event in Scotland that gives you the chance to take on the Travelator, so grab a ticket and get on that treadmill…


Book early and grab a bargain! Next price rise in:


Just like a plane or a train ticket, prices go up the closer we get to the event dates. You’ll save up to 40% by booking early so don’t miss out on a deal!


2 or more people qualify for a team discount!

SATURDAY 5th August

3 Distance Options

5k run – team – £48.00
(Individual Price £53.00)

10k run – team – £56.00
(Individual Price £62.00)

15k run – team – £64.00
(Individual Price £73.00)

SUNDAY 6th August

3 Distance Options

5k run – team – £45.00
(Individual Price £50.00)

10k run – team – £53.00
(Individual Price £59.00)

15k run – team – £61.00
(Individual Price £68.00)


On the day prices are up to £85 – Don’t hang about!!

Entry Fee Includes

Free spectator access to the event for your friends & Family.
Bag drop service.
An awesome medal for participating!


Not included

Want our high quality, sexy, technical T-shirt? It’s available for a mere £15 during checkout (or a bit extra on the day) Food stalls – don’t forget to bring some cash


 Overview of the event


Are you ready Scotland?

Rough Runner is back!

August 2016 was our first trip north of the border, and was a monumental success. The feedback was the best of all our 2016 events so we’re heading back to give you another crack at it all.

It’s one of the most scenic venues we visit, with incredible views of the mighty Firth of Forth for pretty much the entire route as you make your way through trees and grassland, and between herds of grazing deer.

Massive obstacles will of course be in your way, including our signature Big Balls, the vast Shafted and Ramp it up, the hilarious Swept off your feet, and everybody’s favourite Travelator to finish.

A 5km, 10km or 15km route are the distance options to suit all levels of fitness, and since we don’t do laps, you’ll get more, different obstacles the further you run.

Wanna have a look at what you and your team will be up against?


Hopetoun House,
EH30 9SL

Make sure you check out the directions for how to get there!


There is free access to the event for all spectators. We want to encourage our Roughians to bring their friends and families to see them take on The Travelator at the finish line, and don’t feel the need to charge for it!

You’ll also get a free medal, but we won’t be throwing in a cheap cotton T-shirt – we dropped our ticket prices instead.

We do, however, have a much higher quality, sexy, technical T-shirt available for a mere £15, which you can get at the checkout when you buy your ticket. For those that miss the boat you can also get them on the day of the event, but expect to pay a little extra!

Takeshi Special

  5km 10km 15km
  Individual Team Individual Team Individual Team
SAT £55 £50 £64 £58 £73 £66
SUN £50 £45 £59 £53 £68 £61


* Prices are per person, and our ticketing partners, Eventbrite do charge a basic admin and card processing fee on top of this per ticket.

  • If you want to find out what’s including in the price, just click on the “prices” tab.
  • Start times will be from 9am through to approx 3pm, and we will advise you of your start time a few weeks prior to the event date.
  • Please arrive on site around 1 hour prior to your start time, to get yourself registered, set up and ready to run!
  • For most, driving will be the best means of getting there, so grab a mate or two and road trip it!

Things you’ll need to bring:

1. A print out of your ticket, a signed waiver and photo ID. You can’t race without!

2. Cash for food and drinks on site – there will not be card machines. Car parking is £5 cash on the day.

3. Suitable clothing. This is up to you, but we’d suggest a warm change of clothes for after the event and gloves to use during (you can buy these on the day for £10). You will get muddy, and so will your trainers, so don’t wear anything you are particularly precious about!

Otherwise just check back here in the run up to the event, or feel free to drop us a line here.





Where is it?


The map below shows the exact entrance for drivers to get into the venue car parking area. Drivers MUST come in from the South West, and not drive through the estate!

For Sat Nav purposes, use the postcode EH52 6PZ which will take you to the junction where you need to enter the one-way system, then follow the signs as you get close – the entire area will be signposted to show you where to go. DO NOT head to Hopetoun House itself as you cannot access the event from there!

Or click the link below and it will take you directly to Google Maps to then add your location and look for directions to the entry junction.





Getting there

Getting there – driving

Edinburgh centre – 30 mins

Glasgow centre – 45 mins

Perth - 45 mins

Dundee - 1 hour

Aberdeen - 2hrs

Getting there – public transport

Your best option totally depends on where you're coming from, but the closest bus stop is at Duddingstone Terrace, then you're on foot for about a mile to get to the venue!

Check transport times beforehand!


Rough Runner is even more awesome when you do it with friends. So to celebrate that, we’re giving a PROPER discount for groups. Even better, we won’t make you recruit a small army to qualify – there just need to be two of you!

Take a look at the reductions you’ll get below, and pick up the phone to a buddy or two.





SATURDAY 5th August

3 Distance Options

5k run – team – £50.00
(Individual Price £55.00)

10k run – team – £58.00
(Individual Price £64.00)

15k run – team – £66.00
(Individual Price £73.00)

SUNDAY 6th August

3 Distance Options

5k run – team – £45.00
(Individual Price £50.00)

10k run – team – £53.00
(Individual Price £59.00)

15k run – team – £61.00
(Individual Price £68.00)



On the day prices are up to £85 – Don’t hang about!!

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