IMAGINE A Running event that’s actually fun to watch!

Not aware Rough Runner is a spectator sport?

Well now you are!

We have the most epic finale of any sports event we’ve been to. The legendary Travelator takes centre stage in our Runners Village, so you can kick back with a drink and a bite to eat while watching thousands of runners take on the ultimate challenge! Faceplants and hilarious comperes included… 

And not just that – in 2020 you can now drop your kids off at The Rascals Retreat Zone, where they can be entertained for hours, giving you some well-deserved time to yourself.

Spectators can roam the course, watch the obstacles in action, and do all of the above, ALL FOR FREE!

 

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Rough Runner South Good fun day. Good balance between obstacles and running. Changing facilities could have been bigger though as you need to get...

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Natalie

Rough Runner Steyning Despite the chilly weather the event was great fun and extremely well organised. Every ability was catered for and the...

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Caroline

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...

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Adam

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...

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Adam

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...

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Ben

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...

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Michael

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...

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Ruth

Great fun I’ll definitely be there next year

Thomas

Really Fun Run @ Rough Runner Had a great time running, jumping, climbing and getting wet !! Great setting and the event was really well organised...

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Stephen

Highly recommend! We had so much fun taking on the challenging obstacles between the 15km cross country run! The mechanical arms and big bouncy...

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Abby

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

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

Hannah

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

Danny

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!

Rob

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 🙂

Matthew

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

Jaz

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

Emily

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...

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Brill. 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...

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London South

April 17th – 19th 2020

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May 22nd -24th 2020

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Manchester

June 20th – 21st 2020

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Birmingham

July 10th – 12th 2020

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London North

Sept 3rd – 5th 2020

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London West

Oct 2nd – 4th 2020

SPECTATORS GO FREE.

Here are our top 3 tips for spectators!

1. TAKE A PICTURE OF THE MAP

As you enter Rough Runner Village, you’ll see a number of giant maps, please take a photo of this.

These will help you find your way around the course, and know where each of the obstacles are, so you can simply choose your route.

We stopped giving out the paper and laminated maps as they simply get thrown away and litter the venues. Not great for the environment.

2. EXPLORE THE VILLAGE

The village area has ample tables and chairs, all facing the epic and legendary Travelator. The final obstacle on the course.

The atmosphere is electric with comperes playing their favorite music tracks and entertaining the audience watching, whilst spurring on those about to run up the Travelator.

2020 also sees a variety of stands and stalls, and not forgetting the Rascals Retreat Zone, new for 2020 which is a zone for kids with a heap of activities, all managed by qualified people.

 

3. DON’T FORGET…

Rough Runner is an outdoor event. We run the events in all conditions – sun, rain, snow or hail! To make your trip more enjoyable, take notice of the weather and dress accordingly. 

Bringing umbrellas (yes we don’t mind!), comfortable shoes or even wellies if you prefer.

Rough Runner is not a fashion parade! We want everyone to be and feel as comfortable as possible and to enjoy themselves.

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TUES 10th dEC