Ever watched a TV game show and thought ‘I’d love to try that’? Or are you just bored with other running events and obstacle races? Sign up to our Rough Runner Team in 2017 and help support individuals and families living with a terminal illness.


Rough Runner 2017

Rough Runner will take you into a world of awesome obstacles and challenges that are all inspired by those game shows, from a punching traverse wall to a fresh take on the big balls, to a battle with giant pigeons and Admiral Nelson himself.

So forget the tedium of a regular marathon, the gratuitous pain of other obstacle races, the ice and fire, the heavy lifting and the electricity, and come join us at this unique challenge of skill, endurance, mud, and a whole lot of nostalgia.


Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Team

This year we have a team of 40+ people taking on Rough Runner. We’re hoping to get this up to 60 so we can have our own dedicated wave at the event! Have you got what it takes?

Our team will be battling their way across the 15km course on Sunday 14th May 2017. However other dates and distances are available so if this date doesn’t suit or you’d prefer a shorter distance we’d be very happy to have you still! Registration for Rough Runner starts at £64 (this does increase as the event draws closer so get in quick!). You will need to register directly for the event but let us know and we’ll send you the booking link and your welcome pack.

By joining our team you’ll get…

  • Access to our dedicated online training zone
  • A free Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice T-Shirt
  • A Fundraising pack, including a sponsorship form

We will support you through your training and fundraising from the minute you sign up, to race day and beyond. There is no minimum sponsorship target we just ask you to raise as much as you can.

If you want to join our team simply email events@birminghamhospice.org.uk and we will send you a Hospice registration form. We’ll also send the link over for our team!

Already got a place?

If you have already secured your place for one of the Rough Runner events but would still like to raise fund for the Hospice then let us know as we’d love to send you a welcome pack.



If you have any questions about Rough Runner or similar upcoming events, please contact our Events team on: 0121 472 1191 or email: events@birminghamhospice.org.uk  alternatively visit http://roughrunner.com/