Welcome Volunteers!


Firstly, thanks for volunteering!

We like to look after our volunteers as we can’t do this without you.

Plus, the runners really appreciate it.

So, whether you yourself want to take on the course for free, or your supporting a friend, colleague or loved one and letting them run for free, or whether you just love volunteering, we’ll make it a great day out for you.

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

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?


Coffee & Tea

Free food

Free T-shirt

Free ticket 

Free parking

Finsbury Park

N4 1EE
Click here

Morden Park

Morden Park House
London Rd
Click here

Salford Quays

Salford Quays
M50 3AZ
Click Here


Great Tew Park
New Road
Chipping Norton
The Great Tew Estate

Gunnersbury Park

Gunnersbury Park

Popes Lane


W5 4NH

Gunnersbury Park

Packington Estate

Packington Hall




Packington Estate

The Experience

The Role
  1. Arrive on site before your shift and be ready to start your shift at the time specified
  2. Be an enthusiastic, positive and proactive member of the Rough Runner team, throughout your entire shift
  3. Approach all tasks allocated to you in a professional way, and if you don’t understand something – ask!
  4. Clap, smile and cheer people on as often as possible!
  5. Be engaged with the tasks given to you and have a flexible approach to the role
  6. Follow reasonable instructions from the team supervisor or race directors, and pass these on to runners if appropriate!
  7. Explain how to tackle the obstacle as best as you can, especially if someone looks like they’re struggling. If you don’t know how your obstacle works, just ask a Rough Runner staff member or race director. Don’t be shy!
  8. The safety of runners will be in your hands at times, so make sure you know the safety aspects of your obstacle, and are ready to get vocal if someone looks like they might hurt themselves. If they ignore you, then you’ll have an A-team to call upon!
  9. Be ready to help someone physically; out of a pool, up to the starting blocks, out of harm’s way, etc
  10. Be prepared to get wet – waist deep in some cases! Bring a towel with you and some warm clothes if it’s not a hot day
  11. Look after your walkie talkie if you have one. They’ll all be signed out to your name, and damage/loss costs £100s!

In London we don’t have parking so can’t offer this. But if you’re volunteering at any other event, we’ll happily sort you out with free parking.


What do expect on the day

7:007:30Arrive on site at the venue (see the Event Pages for the venue info). Make sure you plan your route to avoid getting lost!
7:307:45Coffee and welcome briefing. We’ll introduce you to the Head Marshals, who you’ll be reporting into
7:458:00Grab kit, water, etc, and sign out walkie talkies (1 per obstacle/station, so not everyone will need one)
8:0009:00Registration & other ‘village’ marshals in position to start welcoming participants. Obstacle marshals move into position for individual briefings
9:00Final checks at obstacles
9:009:30First wave of runners set off!
14:0016:00Final wave of runners set off
14:3017:00As last runners finish on each obstacle, marshal will be brought back to base (runners’ village)
Getting there

Check each specific event for details on how to get there. Best thing though, Google!



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