The South



The Rough Runner Challenge

Rough Runner is an obstacle course challenge, combining distance running with a variety of obstacles along the way, each inspired by game shows such as Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle, Gladiators, and Fun House. Expect sweeper arms, gym rings, big balls and yes, The Travelator.

We’ll have a 5km route with 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and a full 20 obstacles on our 15km route if you’re up for the toughest challenge. Best of all, everyone who joins us for the game show-inspired journey will cross the Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled.

New venue for 2019!

Rough Runner comes to Sussex for the very first time, with the stunning Wiston Estate forming the perfect backdrop to your epic obstacle challenge. The routes take place through pristine parkland in the middle of the South Downs, so you’ll have all the crisp country air you could ask for when you’re catching your breath…

The Estate is readily accessible from many cities, such as Brighton & Hove, Worthing, Guildford, Crawley and London.

100,000 Roughians to date have had the pleasure. To see why, take a look at some reviews below or read all of them HERE.

Booking early saves you money. So why wait? Ticket prices rise in:



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If you’re joining an existing team, click the link in the email after booking.






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On the day prices are up to £95 – don’t hang about!!



The South event moves to a new venue for 2019, with a stunning run through rolling parkland. Those who've done the South event in the past will appreciate the lack of hills at our new place! It's a huge event every year so join us in April 2019 to kick off the season in style!

We’ll have a 5km route with around 10* obstacles, a 10km route with 15*, and all 20* obstacles on our 15km route if you’re up for the toughest challenge. We never do laps at Rough Runner, but everyone who joins us for the game show-inspired journey will cross the Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!

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

* approximate numbers, subject to change at any time

Check out on Google maps where the event is.

  • Brighton & Hove – 20 mins
  • Worthing – 20 mins
  • Crawley – 30 mins
  • Guildford – 50 mins
  • Portsmouth - 50 mins
  • London - 1 hour


  • There is free access to the event for all spectators (except for parking costs if driving separately).
  • We want to encourage our Roughians to bring their friends and families to see them take on The Travelator at the finish line, and don't feel the need to charge for a ticket just to enjoy the spectacle!
  • 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.
  • Start times will be from approx 9am through to approx 2pm, and we will advise you of your exact 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 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.


Bring the kids to Roughian Rascals!

Roughian Rascals is also back in 2019, but bigger and better, with wet obstacles for the kids! This is a 1 mile course designed specifically for adventure-seeking kids from 7 to 12 years old.

The course will give kids the chance to get wet, possibly a little muddy (weather dependent!), and experience some unique, cool and fun obstacles – in a safe and managed environment.

There will be multiple time slots and we can give you flexibility on your wave to make sure everyone can run.

If you’re interested in entering kids into Roughian Rascals, either just add their tickets when you’re booking yours, or have a look at our info page here.


Where is it?


Wiston Estate,
Steyning Road,
BN44 3DZ

20mins from Brighton & Hove.
20mins from Worthing.
30 mins from Crawley.
50mins from Guildford.
50mins from Portsmouth.
1 hour from London.



Watch the Rough Runner experience for yourself…