British TV’s Most Famous Obstacles Are Coming To The North East

Rough Runner 2019

Game show inspired rough runner event

Rough Runner is a game show-inspired obstacle course event based on TV’s most iconic challenge shows including Total Wipeout, Ninja Warrior and Gladiators. Available to people of all ages and fitness levels, Rough Runner events are held throughout idyllic parts of Britain, spanning from Edinburgh to the South Downs in Sussex. Accessibility is the key and participants can choose from three courses of different distances; 5km, 10km and 15km.

The picturesque surroundings of Lambton Estate in Chester Le Street play host to the North East Rough Runner event, which takes place over the weekend of the 20-21 of July. The course can be found just 15 minutes from Durham, 20 minutes from Newcastle and Sunderland and 40 minutes from Middlesbrough.

The North East Rough Runner event will take place over the weekend of the 20-21 July at:

Lambton Estate,
Chester Le Street,
County Durham,
NE38 9HA

You can sign up at

Prices start at £54 per person for the Saturday event, while prices for the Sunday event begin at £49, Kids between the ages of 7-12 can also take part on a specially designed course for just £15. Finally, discounts are available for those who wish to participate as part of a group or corporate team.

Do you need to train for it? It depends! A small amount of training will help, especially for the longer distances, but Rough Runner is not just for the physical elite. Instead it acts as an ideal way for people to get off the sofa and involved in physical activity, whilst also providing a challenge for seasoned runners. The different distances make it accessible for all and most importantly, it’s not a race! Pace yourself however you like and enjoy the camaraderie, surrounded by your friends and fellow Roughians.