Obstacle and 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.

Upcoming Obstacle Races and Running Events

      • 30mins – Edinburgh
      • 50mins – Glasgow
      • 1 hour – Perth
      • 1 hour 20mins – Dundee
      • 1 hour 20mins – Dumfries



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 Our inaugural event in 2016 was a great success, soon superseded by our 2017 that saw over double the numbers and amazing feedback, so we have to come back!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 Penicuik Estate, a new 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 the new route that this venue offers and see what new obstacles 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!


8th and 9th September 2018, Finsbury Park

      • 0mins – London!
      • 1hr – Watford
      • 1hr 15mins – Brighton


We are excited to announce that our 2018 London event will be moving to a brand new venue!

Say goodbye to Clapham (and the bloody football pitches), and say hello to Finsbury Park! It’s a much more interesting place for a run, and yes, it has a hill so we’ll have our Fearless Fall slide back in action!

September 2018 will see us back in London for our 4th year in a row for a 5km and 10km run with all your favourite obstacles and a few new inventions too, so sign up quickly to be sure of a spot, and at the best possible price.

We are the only event in the industry that can offer a challenge of this scale within a 5 minute walk of the Underground, so get involved early and prepare to join the 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!


      • 40mins – Bristol centre
      • 40mins – Bath
      • 50mins – Newport
      • 1 hour – Cardiff
      • 45mins – Cheltenham/Gloucester



Bristol, we’re back!

2018 will see Rough Runner return to the South West after our first outing in 2017, when 2500 Roughians crossed our Travelator finish line in style.

Our mission is to make obstacle events accessible to all, from seasoned runners to first timers and everyone in between, and give every single person an experience they’ll actually enjoy! So join us for our game show-inspired obstacle revolution, and help us make our South West event a regular feature on our event calendar.

You’ll have the option of a 5km, 10km or 15km run with up to 20 obstacles along the way, with the difficulty level increasing as you up the distance, so pick the degree of challenge that suits you best and get involved.

Even better, grab some mates, colleagues and family members and take it on together.


      • 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 4 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!


June 2019 date

      • 40 mins – Manchester Centre
      • 45 mins – Liverpool
      • 45 mins – Macclesfield
      • 1hr 15 mins mins – Leeds
      • 1hr 20 mins mins – Sheffield



Having had over 19,000 Roughians in 4 years take on our obstacles at the Manchester we’re delighted to be back at our new stunning home, Arley Hall and Gardens in June 2019.

With a 5km, 10km and 15km route available in a stunning new estate, with rolling meadows and forest paths and lakes throughout, you’ll have a host of natural obstacles along with up to 20 of our epic, game-show inspired challenges.

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

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!


      • 15 mins – Durham
      • 20 mins – Newcastle
      • 20 mins – Sunderland
      • 40mins – Middlesborough



2019 will see Rough Runner return in the North East for the second time, after what was an amazing first event in 2018! The feedback has been second to none and we’re already looking forward to head back there! We will be returning to Lambton Estate, between Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesborough, and bringing with us our host of epic, game show-inspired obstacles.

With a 5km, 10km and 15km route available across the most ridiculously beautiful place, featuring loads of forest paths, plenty of riverside running and some stunning meadows, you’ll have a host of natural obstacles along with up to 20 of our immense challenges.

We’ve had the most enormous number of requests to bring our event to the area, so will expect to see at least 4000 of you join us for what will be the best event you’re likely to do in 2018!

The venue is readily accessible from Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesborough, Durham and most of the North East!



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

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