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Ruff Dugger

Ruff Dugger is becoming a popular fixture for can-cross fanatics, combining running with your dog along rivers, through mud, over obstacles and all with a non-competitive, fun feel to the whole event. Enter as a team or individually. Also open to kids.


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Reebok Spartan Beast Race

This 22km obstacle course will push you to your limits. Enter in teams of up to 10, or take part individually. If you’re intrigued but you don’t think this is for you, spectators are welcome too.


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Reebok Spartan Sprint

This is Sparta! That will be the battle cry we assume, as contestants slug it out in this challenging obstacle race that has become popular all over the world.

Although this is only a 5k – it’s over challenging hills with obstacles and mud. You should be pretty fit and expect the worst! You can enter individually or as a team, and there’s even a Junior Spartan event, with categories for ages 4 up to 13. See the website for more details.


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Tough Mudder (Half)

Like the Tough Mudder, but a bit shorter… at 8 kilometres and 14 obstacles, this will still be a challenge to many. Enter as an individual or a team. See website for full details.


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Tough Mudder

This 11-12 mile course has a wide range of challenging obstacles to tackle. It is sure to be exciting for both those taking part and those watching from the sidelines. After the race, there will be DJs, contests, awards and more to enjoy. Registration is £125, plus a £10 insurance fee. This includes race entry, a free pint, a headband, finisher T-shirt and free photography. If you only want to watch, you can register as a spectator for £10 or £20 the day of the event.


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Tough Mudder

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The muddy obstacle race returns to Scotland – so Neil Braidwood has a trial run. Read more ›

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Ruff Dugger

This is walking your dog with a difference. If you are familiar with the sport of cani-cross, you’ll know that you run with your dog pulling you on a harness. Factor in some mud and obstacles and you have the Ruff Dugger.

This event is held in the early evening, so that it is a bit cooler for the dogs – that said, there will be mud and river crossings to cool contestants down! There is also a maze – so sign up for a great race.


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Scruffs Noodle Dry Mat

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Cleverly designed dog mat that absorbs mud and water. Read more ›

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Naomi beats injury to take Strathpuffer crown

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Despite “a lot of mud” and a badly injured foot, Naomi Freireich became the Strathpuffer solo female champion 2016. Read more ›

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Outdoors trends: Cyclocross

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It might seem like a strange sport, but cyclocross, on off-road bikes that look like road racers, is on the rise in Scotland. Read more ›

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Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest

Leap over hay bales, wallow in mud and much more, over a 10k course throughout Edinburgh’s city streets and parks, starting with a ‘Braveheart Dash’ down the Royal Mile. Runners start in waves. Discount for teams. Watch out for the Radical Road… Sponsored by Men’s Health magazine.


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Prime Four Banchory Beast Race

Push yourself to the limit with this 10k that throws everything you can think of at you! Freezing cold water, mud, obstacles, mud, pitch black tunnels and mud. It’s all for charity though, so smile (with your mouth closed) when participating! Enter solo or as a team. See website for more details.


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