Rough Runner Oxfordshire: SpecialEffect Places

19 May 2018, 10:00 - 15:00 ( Add to calendar )

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, giant pigeon battles, big balls and yes, The Travelator!

Rough Runner at the Great Tew Estate has been a favourite event in the running calendar for 3 years. The venue makes for an awesome running route, and as always, we cater to every level of fitness, so 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 Gladiators' style Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!

What is Rough Runner?


Our entry level run with 10 fantastic obstacles to challenge you. This run is great for first time obstacle course runners or people who are still working up to the 10km. This run is designed to bolster their confidence and instil a love of obstacle courses so they come back for the longer distance events.


Our most popular run with 5 extra, different obstacles to the 5km. The 10km is designed to be more challenging in terms of running ability and physical strength. Our focus is still on making sure our Roughians have fun but a good level of fitness is preferable to make it round the full course


The longest of our three runs and the most challenging with 20 obstacles. This run is taken on by our fittest Roughians, including our personal trainers, blue collar workers, obstacle course fanatics and general fitness enthusiasts. This course will push anyone, and with a finish up the Travelator after a 15km cross-country run it’s not to be taken lightly.

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

Registration Types

Name Price Quantity

5K Registration

Price £40.00 Quantity

10K Registration

Price £40.00 Quantity

15K Registration

Price £40.00 Quantity