Rough Runner obstacle races, mud run, and OCR information, distance, cost, dates, calendar, discounts, obstacles, reviews, and more

A gruelling but fun obstacle race, one set over 10+ miles and a second 10km race. Each with game show inspired obstacles, endurance challenges and even a few surprises.

Previous Rough Runner Events

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  • October 06, 2019
    London South United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Morden Park, London, United Kingdom
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  • October 05, 2019
    London South United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Morden Park, London, United Kingdom
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  • September 08, 2019
    London North United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
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  • September 07, 2019
    London North United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
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  • August 18, 2019
    Scotland United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Penicuik Estate, Penicuik, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • August 17, 2019
    Scotland United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Penicuik Estate, Penicuik, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • July 21, 2019
    County Durham United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Lambton Castle, Durham, United Kingdom
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  • July 20, 2019
    County Durham United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Lambton Castle, Durham, United Kingdom
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  • July 05, 2019
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner MediaCityUK 2019
    TBA 60 minutes from Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • June 16, 2019
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Arley Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • June 15, 2019
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Arley Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • May 19, 2019
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • May 18, 2019
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • April 14, 2019
    Sussex United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Wiston Estate, Steyning, United Kingdom
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  • April 13, 2019
    Sussex United Kingdom Rough Runner 2019
    Wiston Estate, Steyning, United Kingdom
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  • October 14, 2018
    Sunday Bristol United Kingdom Rough Runner South West 2018
    Easter Compton Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • October 13, 2018
    Saturday Bristol United Kingdom Rough Runner South West 2018
    Easter Compton Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • September 09, 2018
    London United Kingdom London Rough Runner 2018
    Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
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  • September 08, 2018
    London United Kingdom London Rough Runner 2018
    Finsbury Park, London, United Kingdom
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  • August 19, 2018
    Edinburgh United Kingdom Scotland Rough Runner 2018
    Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • August 18, 2018
    Edinburgh United Kingdom Scotland Rough Runner 2018
    Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • July 22, 2018
    Sunday Durham United Kingdom Rough Runner North East 2018
    Lambton Castle, Durham, United Kingdom
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  • July 21, 2018
    Saturday Durham United Kingdom Rough Runner North East 2018
    Lambton Castle, Durham, United Kingdom
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  • June 17, 2018
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2018
    Arley Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • June 16, 2018
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2018
    Arley Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • May 20, 2018
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner Spring 2018
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • May 19, 2018
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner Spring 2018
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • April 15, 2018
    Hampshire United Kingdom Rough Runner South 2018
    Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • April 14, 2018
    Hampshire United Kingdom Rough Runner South 2018
    Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • October 22, 2017
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Ashley Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • October 21, 2017
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Ashley Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • September 17, 2017
    London United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Clapham Common, London, United Kingdom
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  • September 16, 2017
    London United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Clapham Common, London, United Kingdom
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  • August 06, 2017
    Edinburgh Scotland Rough Runner 2017
    Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • August 05, 2017
    Edinburgh Scotland Rough Runner 2017
    Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • June 25, 2017
    Bristol United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Easter Compton Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • June 24, 2017
    Bristol United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Easter Compton Farm, Easter Compton, Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • May 14, 2017
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • May 13, 2017
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • April 09, 2017
    Hampshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • April 08, 2017
    Hampshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2017
    Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • October 16, 2016
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Ashley Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • October 15, 2016
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Ashley Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • September 18, 2016
    London United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Clapham Common, London, United Kingdom
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  • September 17, 2016
    London United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Clapham Common, London, United Kingdom
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  • August 07, 2016
    Edinburgh Scotland Rough Runner 2016
    Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • August 06, 2016
    Edinburgh Scotland Rough Runner 2016
    Hopetoun House, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • July 17, 2016
    Bridgwater United Kingdom Rough Runner Somerset 2016
    Maunsel House, North Newton , Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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  • July 16, 2016
    Bridgwater United Kingdom Rough Runner Somerset 2016
    Maunsel House, North Newton , Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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  • May 15, 2016
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • May 14, 2016
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • April 10, 2016
    Hampshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • April 09, 2016
    Hampshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2016
    Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • October 25, 2015
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2015
    Ashley Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • October 24, 2015
    Manchester United Kingdom Rough Runner 2015
    Ashley Hall, Altrincham, Cheshire, United Kingdom
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  • September 20, 2015
    London United Kingdom Rough Runner 2015
    Clapham Common, London, United Kingdom
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  • September 19, 2015
    London United Kingdom Rough Runner 2015
    Clapham Common, London, United Kingdom
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  • July 18, 2015
    Petersfield United Kingdom Rough Runner 2015
    Bereleigh House, East Meon, Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • May 16, 2015
    Oxfordshire United Kingdom Rough Runner 2015
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • October 18, 2014
    Oxfordshire Midlands UK Rough Runner 2014
    Great Tew Estate, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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  • March 30, 2014
    London England Rough Runner 2014
    Bordon Military Camp, Bordon, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Rough Runner Reviews from the Community

Average rating: 3.71 / 5 from 7 reviews.

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The most fun race I've ever done

Oct 08, 2018 by Kathryn

This was soo much fun, the obstacles were fantastic and the team was super helpful - I needed to run a little later and they were very accommodating. Totally coming back next year to take on the new obstacles.


Really enjoyable course

Sep 25, 2018 by Matthew

I had an absolutely great time at rough runner, the course was as expected and the obstacles were very fun. Taking on the travelator was the highlight of my weekend, I made it up first try!

Really looking forward to seeing the new obstacles in 2019 and coming back with more friends. Thanks, rough runner!


No ambulances!

Sep 12, 2018 by Ann

Around 20 contestants ended up breaking bones that needed surgery to set. Staff not medically trained and would not call ambulances. They would also not assist in helping those with broken bones to get off obstacles. The water obstacles were not filled with water to the correct depth which resulted in numerous accidents. The local hospital was overrun with people coming in with broken bones. This event is not run responsibly. AVOID!!


Jan 23, 2018 by Ryan Mills

Amazing day! Awesome obstacles and lucky enough to of had great weather! Can't wait to do it again!


Awesome event!

Jan 04, 2018 by Tim Smith

Had a great time. A group of us ran together and we all had a blast.

Great course, fantastic obstacles! Very unique.

Didn't even feel like I ran 10km. And I did most of it laughing!
Well organised, lots of fun and I conquered the big red balls!!!


Nov 01, 2016 by Amy

Rough runner cancelled their Bristol event in June, it is now November and we have still not received refunds despite numerous emails claiming we would receive it soon- complete scam company. **DO NOT TRUST. They have stopped replying to messages requesting refunds despite the fact that they cancelled the event, and anyone posting on their Facebook page about refunds is immediately blocked. Use a more reliable company like Tough Mudder that doesn't seem like it's being run out of somebody's living room!!


Great Fun!

Apr 10, 2016 by Paddy

With three distances all abilities are catered for. The race itself was jam packed with enjoyable obstacles, challenging terrain and stunning views. The obstacles were a great mix of climbing, crawling, swinging and water. The laid back atmosphere means if you don't like the look of some of the more claustrophobic obstacles you can miss it out without judgement. All culminating in a gladiators style travelator surrounded by friends, family and finished participants that really makes you finish on a high.

The holding area is the only thing that holds the event back from a perfect score. It was set up on a slight hill with food and drink at the top, a bar to one side and the admin tents on the other. Unfortunately it quickly became another obstacle as the area degenerated into an incredibly slippery mud rink. Thats fine on the course but when you're carrying two hot coffees and a hog roast the slipping and sliding stop being fun pretty quickly. Just some hessian matting walkways to provide a bit of traction would have solved it. It wasn't enough to ruin the day or even sour it a bit since the whole thing was fantastic but it definitely stopped the event being 5 star.


The Ultimate Mud Run, Obstacle Race and Adventure Race Guide , USA 3.7 5.0 7 7 This was soo much fun, the obstacles were fantastic and the team was super helpful - I needed to run a little later and they were very accommodating. Totally coming back next year