We’re delighted to have partnered with the Stroke Association to help support the amazing work they do to conquer stroke.

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 Stroke Association carry out their vital work.

They are the UK’s leading charity dedicated to conquering stroke. They deliver stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand their reach to as many stroke survivors as possible.

There are over 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK with 100,000 strokes happening in the UK each year. That’s one stroke every five minutes.

Even though you are now twice as likely to survive a stroke compared to 20 years ago, stroke is still the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK.

We know we need to change how people think about stroke and challenge the myths surrounding it. We push for greater awareness of stroke and its warning signs and campaign for better stroke care.

And with improved fitness leading to a drop in the risk of stroke by as much as 50%, Rough Runner is the perfect partner to help conquer it


Wainwright Golden Beer

We’re delighted to be in partnership with Wainwright – The Golden Beer!

‘You were made to soar, to crash to earth, then to rise and soar again’

Alfred Wainwright

Personal mountains come in all shapes and sizesSmashing your best time on the downhill run. Nailing Rough Runner. Ditching your job and setting up a business. Making that first impression. They all involve pushing yourself out of that warm and cosy comfort zone and launching into your own personal ‘expedition’. Just what the famous Lakeland Fell Walker Alfred Wainwright, life-force and inspiration behind the golden beer, championed throughout his life.

Why we love Wainwright, The Golden Beer? Simply put – a deliciously invigorating and totally refreshing reward for your accomplishments! They’re also a great bunch of people with the same mindset and principles as us here at Rough Runner. Put yourself out there. Enjoy yourself. Have fun. Challenge yourself. And reward yourself.

This delicious, invigorating and refreshing beer uses a unique combination of hops and 100% Marris Otter malt to provide subtle sweet notes and a delicately citrus aroma. The result is the perfectly refreshing reward if you enjoy your ale lightly hopped, with delicate fruity scents, or even if you’re normally a lager drinker who welcomes an easy drinking, lightness of style.

You can see more at Wainwright – The Golden Beer.



Union Jack – our Official Radio Partner!

Union JACK radio is a national DAB station playing the Best of British – from Blackadder to The Beatles! It leaves politics at the door and celebrates the best music, comedy and people of Blighty.

 Union JACK radio is delighted to be official radio partner of Rough Runner. For the past four years, the station has had the ‘difficult’ tasks of hosting the Travelator finish line, laughing at Roughians falling over. We look forward to many more face-plants in 2019.

 Twiddle your knob and find Union JACK radio on DAB digital, online, on your smart speaker or on the app.

Check them out here


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 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!



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 www.sweatshop.co.uk and find your nearest store!



Interested in becoming a partner? Click to find out more