Rough Runner 2019


Tuesday 1 January 2019 - Tuesday 31 December 2019


Registration fee


Minimum sponsorship


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

You can take part in a 5k, 10k and 15k 

No matter if you run as part of a group of family and friends, or on your own, every step you take is helping to make a difference to the lives of people affected by cancer.

When and where

Rough Runner takes place in various locations around the UK from April to October. Your start time will be confirmed by Rough Runner 10 days prior to the event and will be between 9am-3pm.

  • April 13th/14th - The South - Sussex (5k, 10k, 15k) Wiston Estate, Steyning Road, Steyning, BN44 3DZ
  • May 18th/19th - Oxford (5k, 10k, 15k) The Great Tew Park, New Road, Chipping Norton, OX7 4AH
  • June 15th/16th - Manchester/North West (5k, 10k, 15k) Arley Hall & Gardens, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA
  • July 20th/21st - North East (5k, 10k, 15k) Lambton Estate, Chester Le Street, County Durham, NE38 9HA
  • August 17th/18th - Scotland (5k, 10k, 15k) Penicuik Estate, Carlops Road, Penicuik, Edinburgh, EH26 9LA
  • October 5th/6th - London (5k, 10k, 15k) Finsbury Park, Haringey, London, N4 1EE


How to join Maggie's running team

We have a number of charity places available in the Rough Runner, so enter as a team or as an individual!

  • The Registration fee is £40
  • Minimum sponsorship target is £100

You can register online now to sign up for a charity place.


How we'll support you

Maggie's will provide you with all of the fundraising and training support you will need to take you across the finishing line:

  • Dedicated fundraising contact
  • Fundraising pack
  • Running vest
  • Opportunity to visit your local Maggie's Centre


Get in touch

If you have any further questions about fundraising for Maggie’s in the Rough Runner, please contact Maggie's Events Team at or call on 0300 123 1801.

How your money helps

Your support means so much to the people affected by cancer who come to our Centres each day. It costs £590,000 a year to keep a Maggie's Centre open, and the money you raise will help your Maggie's Centre continue to provide emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.

Find out more about how your money makes a difference to Maggie's.

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