Event: Rough Runner

Rough Runner is an obstacle course like no other; 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 a 40m slide, giant pigeon battles, sweeper arms, big balls and yes, The Travelator!

There is a 5km route with around 10 obstacles, a 10km route with 15, and all 20 obstacles on the 15km route if you’re up for the toughest challenge. There are no laps at Rough Runner, but everyone who joins in for the game show-inspired journey will cross the Travelator at the finish line. So you can consider that particular childhood dream fulfilled! Do it now. Regret it never.

What difference will you be making?
Located in the heart of Westminster, we’re the UKs busiest homelessness centre, working in direct contact with vulnerable homeless rough sleepers all year round. Being a local organisation, we don’t have the overheads that others do, and can promise you that 91p in every £1 will be spent on helping homeless people. Running for us means you will be directly supporting the homeless people who need your help most, through our services which enable people to access housing, employment training, and professional support to overcome personal issues.

£100 could…
Fund an hour of Outreach work – on these shifts, our Outreach teams (which include mental health professionals, substance misuse advisors, and ex-homeless people) will make contact with vulnerable rough sleepers out on the streets, to check on their wellbeing and support them away from the streets. This is often a long process as individuals work through the issues which led to them sleeping on the streets and any issues which may have arisen from their time on the streets; however, your contribution will help more people to turn their lives around.

£350 could…
Fund a full course of one-on-one specialist mental health support sessions for someone who is homeless and in crisis, allowing them to cope better with past traumas and to move on from the streets. Considering that approximately two thirds of people experiencing street homelessness have mental health problems which are often severely hindering their progress away from the streets, that is a huge contribution.

What support will we give you?
A high-quality running vest, personalised with your name.
Advice on training and support to achieve your fundraising target.

Event details

Date: Manchester 16th – 17th June, London 15th-16th September
Registration Fee: £20
Sponsorship Target: £150

To find out more or to sign up, please call us on 0207 766 5555 to speak to Emily, or email events@cstm.org.uk and pay the registration fee below: