Rough Runner Oxford


May 22nd – 24th 2020

Great Tew Park


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Rough Runner’s back in Oxford!

5,000 Roughians nailed the Travelator last year, so we’re back to give another packed-out crowd a fresh challenge! 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 stunning Oxfordshire countryside.

We’ll be bringing the legendary Travelator with us to your doorstep, and giving you the opportunity to bring your favourite TV game show memories into reality.

Inspired by TV game shows like Total Wipeout, Gladiators, Takeshi’s Castle and Ninja Warrior, this is the only event that lets you take on a load of epic obstacles that you’ve only ever seen on screen and always wanted to try.

And excitingly, 2020 sees us expanding the event to give you an even bigger, better day out! We’re bringing loads of activities for kids to do; such as five-a-side football, zorb balls, archery, parkour, rock climbing, zip lines and more. All this delivered by an experienced crew who you can leave your kids with, whilst you enjoy a gin and tonic, beer or glass of bubbly along with great food from a large array of great caterers.

And why not stay on to enjoy some music from local bands? It’s not just an obstacle event – it’s a real day out for family and friends alike. 

If you want to see the rest of the obstacles you and the rest of your team will be up against, have a gander at the obstacles

Did we mention we have The Travelator?

Do it now. Regret it never.

What’s on & included

An awesome medal

Free with all paid tickets

Free finishers photo

Free with all paid tickets

Free bag drop service

Free with all paid tickets

New - Entertainment!

Lots of great entertainment!

New - Kids Zone!

£15 gives free access to all activites (not including the Rascals Obstacle Course)

TitleAddress DescriptionDirections
Great Tew Park
New Road, Great Tew, Chipping Norton, Oxon OX7 4AH, UKNew Road
Chipping Norton


- 10 unique obstacles
- 500m or so between each
- Fun focused
- 5km total distance
- 16+ years only
- No training required!
- Find out more


- 15 unique obstacles
- 500-1000m or so between each
- Blend of fun & challenge
- 10km total distance
- 16+ years only
- Some training required
- Find out more


- 20 unique obstacles
- 500-1000m or so between each
- The most challenging of all distances
- 15km total distance
- 16+ years only
- Training is required
- Find out more


- Also known as Roughian Rascals!
- 10 unique obstacles
- 250-500m or so between each
- Blend of fun & challenge
- 1 mile total distance
- 7-12 years only
- Training not required
- Find out more


- Spectators are welcome!
- You can freely walk around the course
- Watch family, friends tackle obstacles
- Enjoy the catering in the village
- Sit, relax and enjoy the epic Travelator fails (& successes!)
- Full bar & Cafe on site
- Shops & stalls to browse
- Find out more

The Experience


Rough Runner South

Good fun day. Good balance between obstacles and running. Changing facilities could have been bigger though as you need to get out of your wet clothes as soon as possible on a cold day!


Rough Runner Steyning

Despite the chilly weather the event was great fun and extremely well organised. Every ability was catered for and the commentary at the top of the travelator was quite amusing!


True Roughian

Was looking forward for this event for months. Had a great team of people with me and the staff and organisation of the event made it glide smoothly during the day. Can’t wait to take part again next year. Hopefully they might arrange so that i can get a team of my school children involved.


Rough Runner South

Wow, what a great event. Set under the South Downs on the Wiston Estate it was a brilliant challenge. We took on the 15km distance and the 19 obstacles faced were such fun. We will definitely do another RR. Thank you.


Great event. Loved it. Earlier start times preferable.

Had an absolute blast and already booked up for next year. Would have been nice to have an earlier start time is my only feedback.


amazing experience

friends bought me a ticket for my birthday and we all went along for a bit of fun. my expectations were high but it still exceeded them. lots of laughs and stories to tell. would fully recommend anyone looking to try it out.


Rough Runner 2019 South

Cold day and cold wind which didn’t help when you get wet! But it was so much fun! The only complaint I would have is that the changing tent could have been slightly bigger. Don’t know what the men’s was like but the women’s was a bit too small.


Great fun

I’ll definitely be there next year


Really Fun Run @ Rough Runner

Had a great time running, jumping, climbing and getting wet !!
Great setting and the event was really well organised with the staff being super friendly. Only downside – it took a while for some to register, but had a great day and haven’t stopped telling my mates at work.


Highly recommend!

We had so much fun taking on the challenging obstacles between the 15km cross country run! The mechanical arms and big bouncy balls were the highlight… and watching everyone take on the travelator topped off the day! Met some lovely people & can’t wait to come back next year!!


Wet fun in the Park

Great fun, made me realize i need to up my game with my stamina and fitness!



I never thought I could do an obstacle event. I just proved to myself that I can.


Best thing I’ve ever done.

It was such a positive vibe – everyone was in it together and the feeling of group support was amazing


Awesome bonding.

Laughing at strangers isn’t supposed to be OK, but when they laugh back at you it makes a weird, awesome sort of bond!


Simply the best.

This was literally the best thing I’ve ever done. And I got to laugh at the rest of my team A LOT 🙂



The obstacles are so much fun, but they’re not easy! Actually feel pretty chuffed with myself right now.



I’ve been watching Gladiators and Wipeout for AGES. So this was a bit of a dream come true!


Recommend to anyone.

I did this with my son and a friend and his son in aid of Cancer Research. I cannot say how much fun we had. We enjoyed ourselves thorougly – i would recommend everyone give it a go.



Brilliant day out, well run, well marshalled and sign posted.


Great event.

Was looking forward for this event for months. Had a great team of people with me and the staff and organisation of the event made it glide smoothly during the day. Can’t wait to take part again next year. Hopefully they might arrange so that i can get a team of my school children involved

What's on
  • Awesome unique obstacle course event
  • Kids zone – leave your kids with qualified experts and let them enjoy an array of creative and sporty activities
  • Be entertained by the Travelator wipeouts whilst listening to JackFM comperes with their hilarious running commentary
  • Enjoy the “It’s a Knockout” competition on the Travelator – see who is really the king of the Travelator followed by live music from local bands
  • An array of great quality caterers and bars Free bag drop service.
  • You’ll also get a free medal.
  • Free Roughian wristband.

We have a fully managed car park on site, and we have a traffic management system in operation.

Car parking is just £8 per car, cash on the gate.

So check out the section on Getting There below, and you’ll see where to go and what to do!

  • If you want to find out what’s included in the price, just click on the “What’s Included” tab.
  • Start times will be from around 9am through to approx 3pm, and we will advise you of your start time about 7 – 10 days 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!
  • 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 outdoors can be temperamental.

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.

Getting there

Best thing – check out on Google maps where the event is.

Their maps are great, and provide awesome directions and even tell you how long it’ll take you to get there from where you are! So you don’t need to be late! But still give yourself time in case there’s an accident or something you or Google is not in control of!


      • London– 1 hour 15 mins
      • Birmingham – 1 hour
      • Bristol – 1 hour 30 mins
      • Oxford – 30 mins


Fri 22nd May


SAT 23rd May

Rascals (Kids) 1 mile£15
Rascals Retreat (kids zone)£15

SUN 24th May

Rascals (Kids) 1 mile£15
Rascals Retreat (kids zone)£15

By buying tickets - you confirm you’re 16+ years if buying the adult tickets and that you agree to the Participant Agreement

Our ticketing partners will charge a processing fee on top of these fees.




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