Rough Runner 2020

When: Various Dates

Where: Various Locations

An event like no other.

Where Gladiators meets Total Wipeout, Ninja Warrior and Takeshi's Castle! Choose between a 5km, 10km or 15km run and challenge yourself with 20 epic, unique obstacles all inspired by our favourite TV game shows -Total Wipeout, Ninja Warrior and Gladiators!. Go wild at a Rough Runner as part of Team Animal and help us continue the fight against animal cruelty.

5 km, 10 Obstacles

Reg Fee: £10

Fundraising pledge: £150

The easiest of all the courses, the 5km is particularly good fun, with 10 obstacles geared towards having a laugh whilst still providing a challenge. But there's no suffering here (we don't like getting electrocuted either!) - you're just going to get very wet. And if you're not built to run marathons, that's fine too. The average running distance between 2 obstacles is only about 500m, so your stamina reserves don't need to be endless!

Locations and dates:

  • London South - Morden Park, SM4 5QU - Postponed until Date TBC
  • Oxford - Great Tew Park, OX7 4AH - 23rd/24th May 2020
  • Manchester - Salford Quays, M50 3AZ - 20th/21st June 2020
  • Birmingham - Packington Estate, CV7 7HF - 11th/12th July 2020
  • London North - Finsbury Park, N4 1EE - 5th/6th September 2020
  • London West - Gunnersbury Park, W5 4NH - 3rd/4th October 2020

Sign up to 5km Rough Runner

10 km, 15 Obstacles

Reg Fee: £15

Fundraising pledge: £200

The 10km is our most popular course, with up to 15 unique obstacles (it's not two laps of the 5km course - you'll enjoy additional obstacles). The distance between each obstacle is around 500-1000m on average, so you'll need a reasonable level of fitness if you plan on running the whole way.

Locations and dates:

  • London South - Morden Park, SM4 5QU - Postponed until Date TBC
  • Oxford - Great Tew Park, OX7 4AH - 23rd/24th May 2020
  • Birmingham - Packington Estate, CV7 7HF - 11th/12th July 2020
  • London North - Finsbury Park, N4 1EE - 5th/6th September 2020
  • London West - Gunnersbury Park, W5 4NH - 3rd/4th October 2020

Sign up to 10km Rough Runner

15 km, 20 Obstacles

Reg Fee: £20

Fundraising pledge: £250

Our toughest challenge.

20 epic obstacles designed to test your strength, agility, balance, and ninja skills. Our 15km course is no mean feat, but we're not about to make you carry sandbags, run up and down hills repeatedly or get electrocuted! The 15km still gives you all the obstacles that feature on the 5km and 10km courses, but you'll also get an extra 5 obstacles that are unique, and more physically challenging than the rest (we don't do laps at Rough Runner). Plus of course you'll be running nearly 10 miles!

Locations and dates:

  • Oxford - Great Tew Park, OX7 4AH - 23rd/24th May 2020
  • Birmingham - Packington Estate, CV7 7HF - 11th/12th July 2020

Sign up to 15km Rough Runner

Own Place

If you've already secured your own place in a Rough Runner event, we'd love for you to join Team Animal and help us rescue more animals when they need us most. There's no minimum fundraising pledge and you still get all the great Team Animal benefits.

Run for us with your own place

All our runners benefit from:

  • RSPCA team animal personalised running vest made from recycled plastic bottles
  • Fundraising pack bursting with ideas to help you reach your target
  • Facebook group to talk to other RSPCA eventers before the race day and share your experiences.
  • Committed Events team on hand to help with your fundraising
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