Event: Rough Runner 2020

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 are 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.

Event details

Where: Various locations, including Oxford, London, Manchester, Birmingham
When: Various dates throughout the year
Registration Fee: £20
Sponsorship Target: £150

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.

What difference could you make?

  • £150 could fund 6 full initial assessments for newly homeless people, creating their action plans and giving them access to hot nutritious meals, showers, laundry and GP services
  • £350 could enable a vulnerable homeless rough sleeper to have a course of specialist one-to-one mental health support sessions which will help them to positively cope with their problems and move forward. Considering that approximately two thirds of homeless people living on the streets have mental health problems which are often severely hindering their ability to move on from the streets, that is a massive 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.

    To find out more please call us on 0207 766 5555 to speak to Adele, or email events@cstm.org.uk. We’ll be happy to discuss options!