Love running? You’ll love this.

Before introducing our epic obstacle events, the Rough Runner founders organised 10km and half marathon runs, and this year, we’re re-introducing a timed run series into our calendar of events.

Both the half marathon and 10km take place on a stunning route around the idyllic Great Tew Estate. So no roads, no cars, just breath-taking scenery, cross country style.

Even better, unlike most other running events, ours will finish in the epic Rough Runner ‘Village’ where you can leave any bags in our bag drop, for free, shower afterwards, enjoy great coffee and food from the onsite caterers and watch the obstacle course runners complete the legendary Travelator.

It also offers a perfect glimpse of our obstacles if you’ve ever wondered what this is all about!

100,000 Roughians to date have had the pleasure. Find out why HERE.

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What’s in store for 2019?

First, we’re delighted to head back to the stunning Great Tew Estate, with their rolling hills and meadows.

Secondly, with no roads and no cars you’ll be taking your running to new heights. No interruptions, nothing in the way – just a scenic route!

Thirdly, the runs will all be CHIP TIMED. The half marathon and 10km run will have a mass start at the beginning of the day.






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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 aside of the obstacle course event, we're delighted to introduce a 10km and Half Marathon route through the stunning scenic estate.

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

Check out on Google maps where the event is.

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


  • There is free access to the event for all spectators (except for parking costs if driving separately).
  • The 10km and Half Marathon will be the first wave of the day, which means runners will be able to enjoy the Runners Village and all it has to offer, including watching participants of the Obstacle Course Event complete the Travelator. With music and compere's on top of The Travelator, you'll be totally entertained! We encourage everyone to spectate and have lots of seating for everyone to relax afterwards.
  • Free bag drop service.
  • You'll also get a free medal.
  • 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 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!)


We have a fully managed car park on site, and we have a traffic management system in operation with AA road signs in place showing where to go.

Car parking is just £8 cash on the gate that covers the cost of operating all this.


  • If you want to find out what's included in the price, just click on the "What's Included" tab.
  • The 10km and Half Marathon start times will be the first waves of the day, and likely to be a mass start.
  • Please arrive on site around 1 hour prior to your start time, to get yourself registered, set up and ready to run!
  • For most, driving will be the best means of getting there, so get some buddies together and road trip it!
Things you'll need to bring:

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

2. Cash for food and drinks on site - card payment machines out in the countryside can be temperamental. Car parking is £8 cash on the day.

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.


Where is it?


The Great Tew Park,
New Road,
Chipping Norton,

1hr 15 mins from London.
1hr from Birmingham.
1hr 30 mins from Bristol.
30 mins from Oxford.