London – 8th & 9th September 2018


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 unique 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 is back in the city! We’re excited to head to our new London home, Finsbury Park, where we’ll be hosting our 5km and 10km obstacle routes within spitting distance of the Tube.

It’s no easy feat, but we manage to bring a full range of massive, awesome obstacles onto a public common and stage the biggest urban obstacle event in the country. If you’re a Londoner, you really don’t want to miss this…

A few minutes from Finsbury Park and Manor House stations – our most accessible location by far for public transport!

Got kids? There’s a course for them too!


The earlier you book, the more you save. Prices rise in:


The season is here – grab your tickets while they’re at the lowest price!


Team discounts up to 20% – The bigger the team, the better the discount!

SATURDAY 8th September

2 Distance Options

5k run – team – from £45
(Individual Price £56)

10k run – team – from £52
(Individual Price £65)

SUNDAY 9th September

2 Distance Options

5k run – team – £41
(Individual Price £51)

10k run – team – £48
(Individual Price £60)


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!


Want our high quality, sexy, technical T-shirt? It’s available for a mere £17.50 during checkout (or a bit extra on the day) Food stalls – don’t forget to bring some cash


 Overview of the event


Rough Runner’s back in London!

After hugely successful London events in 2015, 2016 and 2017, we’re mixing it up for 2018 with a new venue. It’ll give our London Roughians a totally fresh experience, and we’ll even have the massive waterslide here! So whether you’re new to Rough Runner or have been before, this is your only chance to take on our epic obstacles in the heart of the city!

We know of no other event which brings a range of obstacles so massive, so ambitious, and so much fun into the centre of the capital. We’ll be bringing the legendary Travelator with us to the doorstep of millions of Londoners, and giving you the opportunity to bring your favourite TV game show memories into reality.

If you’ve always fancied taking part in one of our events, but getting there has been too much of a task, then this is the one for you.

To see what you’ll be taking on, check out the obstacles here:

Did we mention we have The Travelator?


Finsbury Park,
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Prices below are ALL YOU NEED TO PAY – we won’t be whacking on any extras on the day!

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 can use our bag drop service on the day, and that’s included too. It’s at your own risk though!

You’ll also get an awesome 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 £17.50, 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!

Finally, we’ve introduced much better deals for teams! You’ll get 10% off individual prices with a team of 3, 15% with a team of 7, and 20% for 11 or more. The prices below show how much you could save if you can bring enough buddies!

Early Birds!

  5km 10km
  Individual Team Individual Team
SAT £56 £45 £65 £52
SUN £51 £41 £60 £48

***Prices rise 31st May 2018***

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

* Subject to licensing

  • If you want to find out what’s included in the price, just click on the “prices” tab.
  • Start times will be from 9.30am 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!
  • As for getting there, don’t drive! We’re right next to a load of bus stops and tube stations, and parking anywhere near will be tough, and probably expensive..

Things you’ll need to bring:

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

2. Cash for food and drinks on site – we do take card payments where we can but the signal can be intermittent!

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 (for all those nets and ropes). 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.


Bring the kids to Roughian Rascals!

2018 sees the launch of a new event, Roughian Rascals, a 1 mile course designed specifically for adventure-seeking kids from 7 to 12 years old.

The course will give kids the chance to get wet, possibly a little muddy (weather dependent!), and experience some unique, cool and fun obstacles – in a safe and managed environment.

There will be multiple time slots and we can give you flexibility on your wave to make sure everyone can run!

If you’re interested in entering kids into Roughian Rascals, either just add their tickets when you’re booking yours, or have a look at our info page here.





Where is it?





Getting there

Getting there – driving

Don’t drive!

It’ll be tricky to find parking nearby, it’ll probably be expensive, and who wants to navigate weekend traffic in London anyway?

Hence we don't recommend driving - Finsbury Park is so easily accessible by the overground, underground and bus network!

If you do need to drive, then you'll simply have to find a parking meter or car park nearby.

Getting there – public transport

By train, your best bet is Finsbury Park, Haringey or Haringey Green Lanes, which are each from 2-5 mins walk.

Finsbury Park or Manor House underground stations are even closer - both about a 2 minute walk.

By bus, there are about a dozen routes that will put you within throwing distance of the Park, so your best bet is to check the website and find the best for you.

Don't forget to check transport times beforehand in case of a strike or disruption.


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 three of you!

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




SATURDAY 8th September

2 Distance Options

5k run – team – from £45
(Individual Price £56)

10k run – team – from £52
(Individual Price £65)

SUNDAY 9th September

2 Distance Options

5k run – team – from £41
(Individual Price £51)

10k run – team – from £48
(Individual Price £60)


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

The 2017 Event Video

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