Rough Runner North East (Saturday)

Lambton Estate, Chester le Street, County Durham

Organiser's Description

Created by runners. Inspired by game shows. Made for everyone. Rough Runner is a combination of distance running and epic obstacles, and is returning to the Lambton Estate, between Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham and Middlesborough, and bringing a host of epic, game show-inspired obstacles.

With 5k, 10k and 15k routes available across the most ridiculously beautiful place, featuring loads of forest paths, plenty of riverside running and some stunning meadows, you’ll face a host of natural obstacles along with our immense challenges. Take on our sweeper arm, 40m water slide, legendary travelator, and we also have epic new obstacles and challenges planned for you! Our event will be the closest thing you’ll find to doing Wipeout, Ninja Warrior, Gladiators and Takeshi’s Castle rolled into one. 100,000 Roughians to date have had the pleasure.

Roughian Rascals is also back, but bigger and better, with wet obstacles for the kids! This is a 1 mile course designed specifically for adventure-seeking kids from 7 to 12 years old.

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  • 5 km
    £57 BOOK
  • 10 km
    £65 BOOK
  • 15 km
    £73 BOOK
  • Roughian Rascal Kids' course 1 mile course for 7-12 yr olds
    £15 BOOK

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

An awesome run with forest trails, river running, varied terrain and fabulous obstacles

Wrist band at the start

Medal at the finish

Water throughout the course

Secure bag drop in the runners’ village, free of charge for participants, used at participants' own risk

Free access to the event for all spectators (except parking costs if driving separately)

We have a fully managed car park on site, and we have a traffic management system in operation with AA road signs in place showing where to go.

Car parking is just £8 per car, cash on the gate, that covers the cost of operating all this.

Minimum age for participants in the 5k, 10k and 15k events is 16 yrs

Start times will be from 9am through to approx 2pm. We will advise you of your start time about 7 - 10 days prior to the event date.

Please arrive on site around 1 hour prior to your start time, to get yourself registered, set up and ready to run!

Things you'll need to bring:

  • A print out of your ticket, a signed waiver (here), and photo ID. You can’t race without!
  • Cash for food and drinks on site - card payment machines out in the countryside can be temperamental. Car parking is £8 cash on the day.
  • Suitable clothing. This is up to you, but we'd suggest a warm change of clothes for after the event and gloves to use during (for all those nets and ropes). You will get muddy, and so will your trainers, so don't wear anything you are particularly precious about!

By Road: The main entrance to Lambton Estates is from the A183. From junction 63 of the A1 follow the A183, signposted for Sunderland. After 2 miles there is a Gulf service station on the right and the the entrance to the Estate is directly opposite.

From the A19 exit at the Chester le Street slip road and follow the A183, signed for Chester le Street until the Gulf service station on the left. The entrance to the Estate being directly opposite. Use postcode NE38 9HA for your Satnav.

Junction 63 of A1: 2 miles; A19: 5 miles

By Rail: Durham Railway Station is 11 miles away, and is a major stop on the East Coast Main Line, served frequently by London North Eastern Railway, Cross Country, TransPennine Express and Northern trains to a variety of destinations across the country.

Newcastle Railway Station, 12 miles away, is one of the busiest railway stations in Britain. All London North Eastern Railway services between London and Edinburgh stop at Newcastle. CrossCountry supplements services to Scotland, and operates trains to the South West and the South Coast via Birmingham and the wider Midlands region. Trains reach as far as Penzance and Southampton. The station is also a terminus for TransPennine Express which connects Newcastle to Liverpool via Leeds and Manchester.

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  • £57
  • £65
  • £73
  • £15

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