Obstacle Running Events Calendar

Our events are like no other. We combine physical challenge, teamwork and fun across all of our events, with obstacles that you’ll only ever have seen on TV.

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned veteran, there’s an event and a venue for you.

Each has a range of difficulty levels, with the 5km firmly focused on fun, the 10km upping the ante and the 15km bad-asses taking it to the toughest level.

So, whatever your fitness level, whatever you’re into, there’s an event rough enough and near enough for you.

See Our Upcoming Obstacle Races and Mud Run Events

Calendar Date Full May 13-45

  • 40mins – Liverpool
  • 1hr 15mins – Leeds
  • 1hr 20mins – Birmingham
  • 1hr 30mins – Sheffield


(feedback to come after event!)

The grand finale of 2017 will take place just outside Manchester, where our season will finish with an anticipated 5000 Roughians triumphing on the Travelator!

With a 5km, 10km and 15km route available across grass plains, through woodland and even crossing a river, you’ll have a host of natural obstacles along with up to 20 of our epic, game-show inspired challenges.

And situated just outside of central Manchester, not far from Liverpool, there’s no excuse for not making the trip to this awesome, easily-accessible venue. See you there!



April 2017 date

  • 1hr 15mins – London
  • 30 mins – Portsmouth
  • 30 mins – Winchester
  • 45 mins – Southampton



Our first event of the season is at the awesome Bereleigh Estate in Hampshire. Stunning vistas over the South Downs, scenic paths through woodland and open plains, and the best hill training on the market are all there for your running pleasure.

Our full range of epic obstacles will complete the picture, challenging thousands of Roughians to swing, crawl, climb, dodge and jump their way to the finish line. That’s where the Travelator will laugh at your exhausted attempts to get up the fast lane! It’s a huge event each year so get it in your diary to kick off the season in style!

The venue is readily accessible from London, Portsmouth, Winchester, Southampton, and most of the south coast!


  • 1hr 15mins – London
  • 30 mins – Oxford
  • 1 hour – Birmingham
  • 1hr 30mins – Bristol



Rough Runner at the Great Tew Estate has been a favourite event in the running calendar for 3 years, with the most picturesque backdrop, varied terrain and atmospheric runners’ village you can come by.

The venue makes for an awesome running route, and as always, we cater to every level of fitness, so we’ll have 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. We never do laps at Rough Runner, but everyone who joins us for the game show-inspired journey will cross the Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!

The venue is readily accessible from London, Oxford, Birmingham, and most of the Midlands!


  • 30mins – Edinburgh
  • 45mins – Glasgow
  • 45mins – Perth
  • 1 hour – Dundee
  • 2 hours – Aberdeen



Are you ready Scotland?

That’s right, Rough Runner is coming back for a 3rd year running! Our inaugural event in 2016 was a great success, soon superseded by our 2017 that saw over double the numbers and amazing feedback, so we have to come back!

So we’re bringing back our awesome, TV game show-inspired obstacles north of the border, to the stunning Hopetoun House, a venue that’s right in the middle of a bunch of major Scottish cities. It’s an amazing place and it makes for an incredible course.

For those who’ve been before, come back, take on a longer distance and see what new obstacles and fun things we have in store for you!

So go create a team, grab some friends and colleagues and help us to make an absolutely amazing event happen!



Register your details below & we’ll keep you posted about your preferred event.

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