Obstacle Races in Scotland

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JUL20
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Rough Runner – North East
Chester le Street, North East, United Kingdom

Rough Runner returns to the North East for the second time after a hugely successful event in 2018, with overwhelming feedback and requests to return! We're back at the stunnning Lambton Estate, so youll be treated to a beautiful run while our obstacles complete the Rough Runner experience!

Inspired by TV game shows like Total Wipeout, Gladiators, Takeshis Castle and Ninja Warrior, this is the only event that will give you the chance to take on a load of epic obstacles that youve only ever seen on screen and always wanted to try.

Well have a 5km route with around 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and all 20 obstacles on our 15km route if youre 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 Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!

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Rough Runner – North East

The Avenue, Chester le Street DH3 4PQ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Rough Runner returns to the North East for the second time after a hugely successful event in 2018, with overwhelming feedback and requests to return! We're back at the stunnning Lambton Estate, so youll be treated to a beautiful run while our obstacles complete the Rough Runner experience!

Inspired by TV game shows like Total Wipeout, Gladiators, Takeshis Castle and Ninja Warrior, this is the only event that will give you the chance to take on a load of epic obstacles that youve only ever seen on screen and always wanted to try.

Well have a 5km route with around 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and all 20 obstacles on our 15km route if youre 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 Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled!

£51 - £72
Rough Runner – North East
AUG3
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Beach Ballistic

Beach ballistic is an OCR event set in the vast grounds of Balmedie Country Park in Aberdeenshire and is Scotlands only beach based OCR course.

The stunning beach, and unique dune system, is the location for the gruelling 16K and 6K OCR courses and the extreme 32k monster that is the ULTRA BEACH.

Beach Ballistic event is a great day out for the family, with Balmedie Country Park offering an excellent park for kids along with ample parking and toilets next to the beach pavilion.

Beach Ballistic is one of only two World and European Championship qualification OCR courses in Scotland!
Competitors from both the 32K+ and 16K+ races will have the opportunity to qualify for the OCR World and European Championships.

Obstacles are set in the unique and challenging coastal landscape, including a dip in the North Sea - this will be a true test of strength, stamina and mental toughness.

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Beach Ballistic

11 N Beach Rd, Balmedie, Aberdeen AB23 8XG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Beach ballistic is an OCR event set in the vast grounds of Balmedie Country Park in Aberdeenshire and is Scotlands only beach based OCR course.

The stunning beach, and unique dune system, is the location for the gruelling 16K and 6K OCR courses and the extreme 32k monster that is the ULTRA BEACH.

Beach Ballistic event is a great day out for the family, with Balmedie Country Park offering an excellent park for kids along with ample parking and toilets next to the beach pavilion.

Beach Ballistic is one of only two World and European Championship qualification OCR courses in Scotland!
Competitors from both the 32K+ and 16K+ races will have the opportunity to qualify for the OCR World and European Championships.

Obstacles are set in the unique and challenging coastal landscape, including a dip in the North Sea - this will be a true test of strength, stamina and mental toughness.

£35 - £55
Beach Ballistic
AUG17
Registration Perks
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
JUN8
Gelt Gladiator

Trail Run / Mud Obstacle challenge in Hadrians Wall Country set in the most beautiful setting imaginable. Take part dressed as a Gladiator if you like! Mud, Mud and more Mud!

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Gelt Gladiator

Walton, Brampton CA8 2JR, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Trail Run / Mud Obstacle challenge in Hadrians Wall Country set in the most beautiful setting imaginable. Take part dressed as a Gladiator if you like! Mud, Mud and more Mud!

£26 - £54
Gelt Gladiator
JUN15
Color Obstacle Rush 5K - Newcastle
High Gosforth Park, North East, United Kingdom

The most fun run on Earth the only one with 20 obstacles, 8 colour stations, 20 music zones, foam and more will be back in the UK this year! And it's even bigger, better, louder and more colourful than ever.

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Color Obstacle Rush 5K - Newcastle

Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5HP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The most fun run on Earth the only one with 20 obstacles, 8 colour stations, 20 music zones, foam and more will be back in the UK this year! And it's even bigger, better, louder and more colourful than ever.

£39.50
Color Obstacle Rush 5K - Newcastle
JUN15
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Tough Mudder – Scotland

Take to the rolling hills and dense forests of one of our favourite UK courses, Drumlanrig Castle. Brand new obstacles and thick mud await you on a course that will test you and your team in ways that will have you working together like never before.

So get your team together, start your preparation and be ready to get immersed in some muddy fun. The fun isn't over once you've crossed that finish line and got your new headband, with street food, craft beer, music and giveaways there's never been more to do at the village after party.

10 Miles - 20+Obstacles | 5 Miles - 13+Obstacles | 5 Km - 13+ Obstacles

Tougher Mudder takes our signature Tough Mudder course and adds a competitive, timed twist.

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Tough Mudder – Scotland

1 Drumlanrig Mains Cottages, Thornhill DG3 4AG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Take to the rolling hills and dense forests of one of our favourite UK courses, Drumlanrig Castle. Brand new obstacles and thick mud await you on a course that will test you and your team in ways that will have you working together like never before.

So get your team together, start your preparation and be ready to get immersed in some muddy fun. The fun isn't over once you've crossed that finish line and got your new headband, with street food, craft beer, music and giveaways there's never been more to do at the village after party.

10 Miles - 20+Obstacles | 5 Miles - 13+Obstacles | 5 Km - 13+ Obstacles

Tougher Mudder takes our signature Tough Mudder course and adds a competitive, timed twist.

£39 - £94
Tough Mudder – Scotland
AUG3
The Lanrick Challenge – Scotland

Exhilarating 6k and 12k courses offering an exciting yet punishing series of 48 obstacles including mud ponds, log piles, cargo nets, river crossings, tree climbs, monkey bars and a 30-meter water slide.

Designed to include as much of the natural landscape as possible the undulating terrain and natural beauty of Lanrick Estate makes this event different to others. Although challenging its not as extreme or frightening as the Tough Mudder - theres no electrocutions or ice baths!!

The Lanrick Challenge is all about challenging yourself without being terrified you will get a bit muddy, wet and tired but we also hope you have a laugh and lots of fun with your friends and colleagues - whilst fundraising for two amazing Scottish Charities.

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The Lanrick Challenge – Scotland

Lanrick Castle, Doune FK16 6HH, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Exhilarating 6k and 12k courses offering an exciting yet punishing series of 48 obstacles including mud ponds, log piles, cargo nets, river crossings, tree climbs, monkey bars and a 30-meter water slide.

Designed to include as much of the natural landscape as possible the undulating terrain and natural beauty of Lanrick Estate makes this event different to others. Although challenging its not as extreme or frightening as the Tough Mudder - theres no electrocutions or ice baths!!

The Lanrick Challenge is all about challenging yourself without being terrified you will get a bit muddy, wet and tired but we also hope you have a laugh and lots of fun with your friends and colleagues - whilst fundraising for two amazing Scottish Charities.

£35
The Lanrick Challenge – Scotland
AUG31
Dores United Kingdom Prime Four Beast Race

BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain. 25+ mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings - its the ultimate team or solo challenge. Test your stamina at Scotlands beastliest obstacle races.

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Dores United Kingdom Prime Four Beast Race

Aldourie Castle Estate, The Estate Office, Aldourie Castle, Loch Ness, Inverness IV2 6EL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain. 25+ mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings - its the ultimate team or solo challenge. Test your stamina at Scotlands beastliest obstacle races.

£57.62
Dores United Kingdom Prime Four Beast Race
SEP14
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Spartan Race – Scotland

SPARTAN RACE RETURNS TO PERTH FOR OUR ONLY SCOTTISH RACE

As our only Scottish race of the entire season this is not one to miss! For the second year in a row Spartans from far and wide will come back to take over the beautiful Scottish highlands around Perth for one weekend of the year. Perth is our most beautiful course of the year offering amazingly dramatic views, but those views are not without their climb - this is also our most challenging terrain of the season! Join us and come take on the Scottish highlands, its tough running but the most rewarding scenery - you will not want to miss it!

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Spartan Race – Scotland

S Inch View, Perth PH2 8AX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

SPARTAN RACE RETURNS TO PERTH FOR OUR ONLY SCOTTISH RACE

As our only Scottish race of the entire season this is not one to miss! For the second year in a row Spartans from far and wide will come back to take over the beautiful Scottish highlands around Perth for one weekend of the year. Perth is our most beautiful course of the year offering amazingly dramatic views, but those views are not without their climb - this is also our most challenging terrain of the season! Join us and come take on the Scottish highlands, its tough running but the most rewarding scenery - you will not want to miss it!

Free - £50
Spartan Race – Scotland
SEP14
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Gung-Ho! – North East
New Herrington, North East, United Kingdom

Gung-Ho! is coming to the North East on 14th september 2019 with 5km of HUGE inflatable obstacles and a whole heap of FUN! Whether you're a veteran athlete or a first-time 5k runner, you'll find plenty of opportunities to show just how Gung-Ho! you really are.

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Gung-Ho! – North East

Unnamed Road, New Herrington, Houghton le Spring DH4 7NJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Gung-Ho! is coming to the North East on 14th september 2019 with 5km of HUGE inflatable obstacles and a whole heap of FUN! Whether you're a veteran athlete or a first-time 5k runner, you'll find plenty of opportunities to show just how Gung-Ho! you really are.

£32 - £60
Gung-Ho! – North East
SEP21
Banchory Prime Four Beast Race

BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain. 25+ mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings - its the ultimate team or solo challenge. Test your stamina at Scotlands beastliest obstacle races.

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Banchory Prime Four Beast Race

Knockburn Loch, Knockburn Loch, Banchory AB31 6LL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

BEAST yourself on an epic 10k obstacle course race over tough Scottish terrain. 25+ mega obstacles; giant water slides; icy loch water; thick mud & swamp crossings - its the ultimate team or solo challenge. Test your stamina at Scotlands beastliest obstacle races.

£53
Banchory Prime Four Beast Race
OCT5
Muddy Dog Challenge - Newcastle
Newcastle upon Tyne, North East, United Kingdom

Join us in Newcastle for for the Muddy Dog Challenge 2019, a 2.5km or 5km obstacle run that you can tackle with your dog. The first ever Muddy Dog Challenge in the North East is taking place just north of the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, at the fabulous Newcastle Racecourse in High Gosforth Park. Whether youre a fitness fanatic or just looking for a fun day out, we welcome humans and their dogs to take part and raise money to help care for the dogs and cats at Battersea.

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Muddy Dog Challenge - Newcastle

Unnamed Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us in Newcastle for for the Muddy Dog Challenge 2019, a 2.5km or 5km obstacle run that you can tackle with your dog. The first ever Muddy Dog Challenge in the North East is taking place just north of the city of Newcastle Upon Tyne, at the fabulous Newcastle Racecourse in High Gosforth Park. Whether youre a fitness fanatic or just looking for a fun day out, we welcome humans and their dogs to take part and raise money to help care for the dogs and cats at Battersea.

£35 - £50
Muddy Dog Challenge - Newcastle
AUG16
The Marines Challenge

The Royal Marines Commando Course. You've got what it takes, but it will take all you've got.

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The Marines Challenge

Unnamed Road, Stirling FK8, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Royal Marines Commando Course. You've got what it takes, but it will take all you've got.

The Marines Challenge

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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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