We’re delighted to have partnered with the British Heart Foundation to help support the amazing work they do to win the fight against cardiovascular disease.

Due to personal reasons of the Rough Runner founders, this is a charity which means a lot to us, and we’d love to be able to make a real difference with the help of our amazing Roughians. If you’re taking part in an event, or you know someone who is, please do see what you can do to help the BHF carry out their vital work.

The vision of the British Heart Foundation is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.

“Today in the UK, around 480 people will go to hospital with a heart attack. About seven in ten will survive to return home. In 1961, when the BHF began, that would have been unthinkable. In those days the odds of survival, let alone recovery, from heart attack were poor.”

“We led the fight to change that with pioneering research that paved the way for lifesaving treatments. We’re not going to stand still and wait for progress to come. We’re going to drive the fight forward by expanding our research programme, accelerating discovery, and pushing for its translation into lifesaving benefits for all.”

Simon Gillespie, BHF Chief Executive

Our goals are to support the British Heart Foundation in a number of ways, such as donating all profits from showers, creating entertainment in the Runners Village area where all donations are given, offering masseur and other runners benefits where all donations are again given to BHF.

There are many other things we’re looking to do and are working with BHF on a series of initiatives.


Global's Make Some Noise

We’re delighted to be in partnership with Global’s Make Some Noise!

Global’s Make Some Noise supports brilliant, small charities across the UK, which help youngsters and their families living with illness, disability or lack of opportunity.

These charities struggle to get heard, so, we unite some the biggest radio stations in the UK – Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold – to give them a voice and raise money to support their amazing work.

You can see more about Global’s Make Some Noise here.


Much Better Adventures

Holidays. Sorted.

Explore the world’s most inspiring places, with the best local guides and hosts.

We are pleased to welcome Much Better Adventures on board as one of our event partners.

Much Better Adventures are an award winning platform for booking unique, ready-made adventure weekends. Join a small social group of like-minded people, or book privately just for you and friends. From Kayaking and Wildcamping the Norwegian Fjords to climbing Mt Toubkal in Morocco, check out the amazing adventures you could have on your next weekend away.

As an event entrant, you can get £25 credit to use on any adventure weekend. Sign up now using code roughrunner to claim your credit (no expiry) 

Join one of Much Better Adventures’ award-winning weekend adventures run by amazing local guides, or compare owner-run catered chalets across The Alps.

Time to enjoy life! Go live it, explore & see new things!


Hawthorn's Gin

If at first you don’t succeed, try try A Gin!

We can be partial to a little G&T! In fact it was Winston Churchill who said “The Gin & Tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives, and minds, than all the doctors in Europe.” We believe him!

We also love Nick and Will, the co-founders of Hawthorn’s Gin who have taken the brand, made it special and in the process won the Gold Medal Award at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2016 AND in 2017! That’s two years running! Shows how great their Gin is!

Hawthorn’s Gin is still produced to a recipe formulated by Will’s seafaring Grandfather, a Commander in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.

Hawthorn's GinHawthorn’s single batch award-winning gin is created from 10 botanicals, sourced from the same four corners of the globe in which Will’s Grandfather laid anchor. Whilst the exact recipe remains a secret, their botanicals include nutmeg grown in Sri Lanka and Indonesian Cassia Bark.

They stay true to traditional hand-crafted methods, distilling Hawthorn’s from 100% English wheat in a beautiful vintage copper pot still manufactured by John Dore & Co, long recognised as the finest still maker in the world.

The botanicals are carefully selected to ensure that we are using the very finest – after all, the fabric of the gin is woven by its ingredients.

You’ll be able to enjoy the full flavour of Hawthorn’s Gin at all Rough Runner events, and you can buy it at various independent retailers – or just get it directly from them!


Better Logo with strap line

We’re delighted to be in partnership with Better.

Better is the UK’s largest leisure provider, operating more than 200 facilities including gyms, leisure centres, libraries, playgrounds, world-class venues and more.

Promoting healthy and active lifestyles, Better gives communities access to facilities that help improve overall health and happiness. As a charitable social enterprise, all financial surplus is reinvested back into the facilities they operate, making those services even better.

Working for the benefit of everyone: the public, the community and the environment, Better’s success means that they are the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark and the Big Society Award.

Check out the nearest centre to you –



We’re chuffed to bits to have Sweatshop on board!

Set up way back in 1971 by Chris Brasher, (pacemaker for Roger Bannister during the breaking of the 4 minute mile, Olympic gold medallist and co-founder of the London Marathon), with the aim of providing the best equipment and insight .Sweatshop know everything there is to know about running and endurance, and have kept true to Chris’s values to this day.

And with free running communities (SRC’s) heading out weekly from all their stores, where they give you free gear the more you run, we’re more than happy to call them our partner.

If you want to learn more about the SRC’s, or who they and what they do, check out their website over here and find your nearest store!



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