date iconDate: Saturday 21 October 2017

clock iconTime: Starts at 11am

cost iconPrice: £25 

tough icon Toughness Rating: Tough

venue iconVenue: Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2ER (please see below for details on how to get there and parking)

Take on a Tough 10 run in the hidden forest within Roundhay Park you never knew was there.

No obstacles - this is the chance to take on 10k of steep, muddy trails and forge through streams that cross your path. With a new terrain around every corner, the real challenge is staying on your feet.

Register your interest for 2017

Think that a 10k event at Roundhay will be more like a walk in the park? You’ll be amazed at the steep, muddy hills, tricky woodland paths and rocky streams we have found to create this challenging course – this is not one for a personal best!

Here are some key statistics of the course terrain:
• 50% grass
• 30% paths and woodland trails
• 20% mud

Please note this is an initial course description. The route may change before the event.

You must be aged 16 or over on the day of the event to take part. Persons aged 16 or 17 must take part with either a parent, guardian or, if having obtained their parent or legal guardian’s permission, another registered participant aged 18 or over.

Please see the Tough 10 Event Rules for more details.


  • A fully signed and marshalled route
  • Chip timing
  • Free parking
  • First aid response across the whole course
  • Training guidance and pre-event support
  • Fundraising support
  • Free bag-drop
  • Water station and energy gels on course; water and electrolyte tablets at the end
  • Medal for every participant
  • 20% discount at 2XU

Will there be a bag drop?

Yes. There will be a free of charge bag drop in the event area, however we cannot take responsibility for any belongings – please do not bring valuables with you.

Will there be water available?

Yes. There will be one water station on the course and a bottle of water for each participant at the finish line. 

What is available for spectators?

There will be refreshment stands where spectators can purchase food and drink.

Are there toilets?

Yes, there will be toilets at the venue.

Are there shower facilities?

There are no shower facilities at the event so we suggest bringing a change of clothes with you.


This event will be held at Roundhay Park, Leeds, LS8 2ER. The main event area will be on Soldier’s Field, situated off Park Avenue.

By car

Parking will be provided in Soldier’s Field, situated off Park Avenue in Roundhay Park. Please follow signs on the day.

By public transport

To plan your journey on public transport use the West Yorkshire Metro Journey Planner

The race will start at 11am. 

Please arrive 45 minutes before the start. You will need your running number that will be sent to you in the post prior to your event.

The route at Roundhay Park is a mixture of grass, paths and woodland tracks - some of which cross through streams. Depending on weather conditions the course can get very muddy and slippy. Although this isn't a course to be setting a new personal best, trail shoes will help you maintain grip and get a faster time.

Please make sure you bring spare layers for the cold autumn weather and dress appropriately for the conditions.

2XU discount!

2XU are offering 20% off full price purchases over £25 to all Tough 10 entrants. Full details available on sign up. Browse the collection on their website.

The race will be chip timed using ResultsBase.

The timing chip is a blue loop that attaches to one of your trainers and will be sent out to entrants the week before the event. 

 Here are some instructions on how to attach it on the day.

Our events couldn't go ahead without the amazing support of our awesome volunteers. Right now, we are looking for the following roles for our Tough 10 in Roundhay Park:

  • Event Day Volunteer - whatever time you can join us at the event, there are many ways you can help out in this role. You could set up marquees, put out flags and banners, get water to the start line or hand out medals at the finish. If you have a proactive attitude and loads of enthusiasm then we want to hear from you!  Find out more about this role
  • Course Marshal Volunteer - inspire, cheer and motivate participants by covering one of the marshal points on the course. This crucial role ensures the event runs smoothly and participants feel motivated. This role is perfect for team players with great communication skills who can use their initiative if things crop up on the course. Find out more about this role