Obstacle Races in Edinburgh

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AUG17
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Rough Runner – Scotland

Are you ready in Scotland?

Thats right, Rough Runner is coming back for the 4th year running! Our inaugural event in 2016 was a great success, soon superseded by our 2017 event, and then even more at our 2018 events in the stunning Penicuik House - that saw over double the numbers and amazing feedback, so we have to come back in 2019!

So were bringing back our awesome, TV game show-inspired obstacles north of the border, although have just moved over to a different, although also stunning new venue, Penicuik Estate, thats right in the middle of a bunch of major Scottish cities. Its an amazing place and it makes for an incredible course.

For those whove been before, come back, take on a long distance and see what new obstacles and fun things we have in store for you!

So go create a team, grab some friends and colleagues and help us to make an absolutely amazing event happen!

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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Rough Runner – Scotland

Penicuik House Café, Penicuik House, Penicuik EH26 9LA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Are you ready in Scotland?

Thats right, Rough Runner is coming back for the 4th year running! Our inaugural event in 2016 was a great success, soon superseded by our 2017 event, and then even more at our 2018 events in the stunning Penicuik House - that saw over double the numbers and amazing feedback, so we have to come back in 2019!

So were bringing back our awesome, TV game show-inspired obstacles north of the border, although have just moved over to a different, although also stunning new venue, Penicuik Estate, thats right in the middle of a bunch of major Scottish cities. Its an amazing place and it makes for an incredible course.

For those whove been before, come back, take on a long distance and see what new obstacles and fun things we have in store for you!

So go create a team, grab some friends and colleagues and help us to make an absolutely amazing event happen!

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.

£15 - £69
Rough Runner – Scotland
MAY11
Registration Perks
Gung-Ho! – Edinburgh

Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it's coming to Edinburgh in 2019 on 11th May. Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!

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Gung-Ho! – Edinburgh

100 Melville Dr, Edinburgh EH9 1JY, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Gung-Ho! is an inclusive 5km running event, with a focus on fun and it's coming to Edinburgh in 2019 on 11th May. Get ready to run, jump and climb over some of the the biggest inflatable obstacles in the world and show how Gung-Ho! you really are!

£32 - £60
Gung-Ho! – Edinburgh
MAY4
Girls Big Dirty Day Out

This is NOT a race

This is NOT a massive physical test

This is NOT a fashion show

This is Fun, Mud, Water, Activity, Friendship, Teambuilding and a lifetime of memories.

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Girls Big Dirty Day Out

Callendar Park, Falkirk FK1 1YR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This is NOT a race

This is NOT a massive physical test

This is NOT a fashion show

This is Fun, Mud, Water, Activity, Friendship, Teambuilding and a lifetime of memories.

£30
Girls Big Dirty Day Out
APR28
Registration Perks
Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run

Whether youre taking on the marathon or the half marathon distance, this event combines a stunning, scenic course with the convenience of a city centre start and finish. The challenging closed road route takes in the local countryside, imposing castles and historic towns.

9 reviews
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Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run

1 Dumbarton Rd, Stirling FK8 2LQ, UKView event
9 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Whether youre taking on the marathon or the half marathon distance, this event combines a stunning, scenic course with the convenience of a city centre start and finish. The challenging closed road route takes in the local countryside, imposing castles and historic towns.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Registration- Due to me pacing at the event It was really smooth and great communication.Parking – Town was cut off so you had to use the carpark’s close by. Of which there were plenty and the race booklet had all the information, These were very easy to access due to the info that was sent out in an email from the great run.Toilets – A very large amount at the start and at the finsh Start of the race was a quick brief to everyone which was very clear, followed by a group warm up as per every great run series.The race,This was an excellent turn out and from the first couple of miles we already had a massive crowd following us. The route was lovely and I found it to be really relaxing and peaceful . The crowds were very good and were scattered well over the 13.1 miles. We went through town then hit the country lanes. Some of the route was a little tight but that soon changed after a few miles. The water stations were all well managed with wheelie bins next to them so that people could throw their own bottles into them.  I did notice gels at one of the stations so that was really helpful for some runners. What I loved about this race was the atmosphere and the way the runners helped one another. On the day of the event was also the marathon which caused a few issues along the route. No lanes had been separated for either the half or the full. Both groups would be joining each other at some point which just didn’t work . Myself and Phil (pacer) on numerous occasions had to shout out to people to keep to one side to let the marathon runners by . This definitely needs to be addressed for next year . Approaching the end of the race the rain had started to fall heavily but this didn’t stop the crowds gathering and cheering . Running through the town centre was amazing because everyone seemed to stop what they were doing and jusyt come out to support. Now this next part was definitely not what we wanted to happen at the end of a race. Throughout the run we had planned to come in within 30 seconds. Mile 7 and 8  were both really short miles so we knew something wasn’t right. I always wear two garmins for back up so that I can compare , both watches were dead on ! Approaching the town centre I knew we had about half a mile to go . I could see a bend in the road and I worked out that once around this corner would be about the finish within a few minutes or so. Around the corner the sign read 400 metres to go but I knew, we really should have only about 200 metres to go . Luckily for us, mile 12 we had already told our large group to run ahead as we normally would of at this time.The finish line just never seemed to arrive  and we finished the race covering 13.35 miles. This isn’t good if you are trying for a pb. Apart from this little set back and the marathons runners, It was truly a great event.  I look forward to pacing again next year with my partner phil. Thank you Stirling half marathon . #finishwithasmile
  • Did the event in 2018

    This was my first ever marathon, though I had done a couple of Great Run events before, but over shorter distances.Lots of information was provided beforehand about the race, the local area, and building up excitement as the race date approached. This included information about how to get to the start and where to park.Because I know the area well, I chose to take an alternative route to the car park for the marathon runners close to the start. I had no problems finding the area and getting into the car park, but I am aware that many runners who did follow the official guidance for how to get to the car park face major traffic jams and had trouble even getting to the start. In my view the organisers should have recommended two routes to the start - one for those coming from the north and another for those coming from the south. While I had no problems, it must have been a nightmare for those who ended up stuck in long traffic jams and panicking before the start.At the start area there were lots of toilets and buses for dropping your bags into which were then transported to the end. There were staff on hand to assist, but there was no Great Run Information point, as this was at the finish area which was about a mile away. The weather at the start was a little cold, but with no wind so it was perfect for running.The initial part of the course was very flat as it led out of Stirling into the countryside and it got progressively more hilly as we made our way towards the halfway point at Dunblane. As we ran through villages on the route there was a lot of support, but the majority of the course was on rural roads so there were few spectators. Those that did come out provided great encouragement.There were regular water stations with toilets along the route, but at the first water station a lot of people had just dumped their bottles along the side of the road as there were no rubbish bins nearby. Later on the course there were bins and also in some small villages there were refuse collectors with bags where rubbish could be deposited.The second half of the course started with a long downhill section into Bridge of Allan where, again, there was good support and encouragement. The course took in a loop of Stirling University and this was again a bit hilly which, after about sixteen miles, was quite tough (for me at least). The course then merged with the half marathon course - which had started an hour after the marathon race - so it was slightly confusing as there were then mile markers for both races at different positions. This was also when it began to rain quite heavily.By the time I came through this section the field was very spread out so I did not have any issues (as I heard from others) of runners struggling to overtake in the crowded lanes. This part of the course was very rural and scenic and essentially took in a single track road at one point. There were very few supporters along this part of the course.At a couple of the water stations, gels were also offered but I had my own so did not use any of those provided by the organisers. As we got to beyond the twenty two mile mark we were on long straights of a dual carriageway until we eventually got back into Stirling City Centre for the finish.Again the crowds were thin through this area, but there were good crowds and lots of encouragement in the centre itself as we headed towards the finish line. The last mile or so was pretty much uphill which, after twenty five miles, was a really tough way to finish.The finishing area had lots of stalls, activities and food and drink on offer. The buses were close by and it was easy to retrieve my stuff, meet up with my family and get something to eat and drink. The walk back to our car was around a mile, but at least it was downhill :-)I really enjoyed the event though it would have been nicer to have more support in some of the more rural areas. The course was very scenic and a bit hillier than I was expecting. Next year the run clashes with the London Marathon so I do wonder if that will impact on numbers of runners or spectators.
  • Did the event in 2018

    Was a pacer so place was free.  Cost seems reasonable for price on closed roads.Registration straight forward and effective.It finishes in a huge Park with plentiful on things to keep the kids going if they are waiting for you. Main town about 1.5km from the park if cold etc.Lots of stalls and a live band this year also.  So zero complaints from the better half.  You also have view over the castle.Start line is about a km walk from the park in which you end.  So OK.Considering the local topology it manages to be fairly flat.  not flat flat. Worst bit in the half at least being the last km or so... Akin to the end of Leicester if you know it.However the crowds on this section are great.Out the backend not much support but you get wonderful views of the Scottish country side.One section around a school is a big strange but OK.Only down side was the attitude of some of the Marathon runners coming through the half marathon field. 95% are fine.  5% swing the I'm better then you half lot so move.. The worse of which being a 100 marathon member. You think they would know better.... This has nothing to do with the race as the half people where given fair warning and I'm sure the full crew where also informed... Can be a little off putting seeing multiple mile signs as well.Also
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What you need to know about Obstacle Races

Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) involves a competitor travelling on foot overcoming various physical challenges or obstacles. The most common form of these are a combination of mud and trail runs, and the big players in the space are Tough Mudder, Spartan Race & Born Survivor.

Different obstacle event types

The obstacles used are often similar to those used in military training and tend to include climbing over walls, carrying heavy objects, traversing bodies of water, crawling under barbed wire and jumping through fire. They’re epic when done with friends, and these events are big on the social side so get a team together, get the war paint on and get ready for big celebrations and post-race beers.

Find the right obstacle race for you

These obstacle races are happening all over the world, with varying style and difficulty, so it’s time to jump on that bandwagon! Here are some of our most popular events, if you haven’t done one before, you absolutely must.

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