Rough Runner


When: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018

Where: Hopetoun House, Queensferry, EH52 6PZ

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!

Team EDCH, Rough Runner 2017

Scott, who took part in Rough Runner in 2017, said, "It was one of the most fun events I've ever taken part in. The obstacles were great and so nostalgic of 90s TV game shows. I mean, who wouldn't want the chance to be a Gladiator?! The atmosphere was electric on the day and having other Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home runners alongside me to help spur me on along the course was perfect. I'll definitely be back next year!"

There are three difficulty levels available; 5km, 10km and 15km. So whether you're just looking for fun or for your next bonkers challenge, there's something for everyone!

Register Now

Step 1: Visit the Rough Runner Scotland website here

Step 2: Choose your date (Saturday or Sunday) and click 'Register for Ticket'.

Step 3: Click 'Join a Team'.

Step 4: Search 'Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home'.

Step 5: Choose your distance and complete the booking process.

Step 6: Contact to let us know about your booking and we'll send you a fundraising pack.

Step 7: Get ready to get rough!

Contact Us

For further information, contact us at or by calling the fundraising team on 0131 669 5331.

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