Rugged Coug Race

The Rugged Coug Race is an on-road and off-road race featuring challenging obstacles along the approximately three mile course. These obstacles include wall climbs and traverses, tire flips, cinder block and/or log carries, and more fun along the way all culminating in one surprising climb to the finish.  

For many on the Palouse, the Campus on the Run 5k was a spring time tradition and a chance to shake off the cold of winter and get outside and run.  This year, University Recreation has decided to continue the tradition started last year with the 2nd Annual WSU Rugged Coug Race. Based off of the success of last year's Rugged Race and the popular dirty and challenging obstacle runs, the Rugged Coug Race will be a chance to test your abilities and tackle this new and improved course.

Race Date:  Saturday, April 15

Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Student Recreation Center lobby and race heats will begin at 10:15 a.m.  

Snacks, aid stations, and restrooms will be available on the course and at the finish.

Registration is now open! Register here*

  Early Bird Member/Non-member (Register by 3/31)   $17/$27
  Member/Non-member (Register by 4/13)  $20/$30
  Day of Registration Member/Non-Member $25/$35

            *walk-up raceday registrations will be taken until 9:30am

Male or Female

  • 17 & under
  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45+

All participants will receive a Rugged Coug Race t-shirt and a commemorative race bib. Top finishers in each division will win rugged wood medals and free entry into the 2018 Rugged Coug Race.

Potential Obstacles: Slippery Wall, Traverse Walk, Cinder Block Carry, Sandbag CarryTire Drag, Tire Flips, Hay Bale Climb, Burpees, Box Jumps, Rowing

Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older on the day of the race. Individuals ages 12-17 will have a modified course available. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. 

Questions? Contact for more information

Accessibility Info

University Recreation values providing programs and activities that are accessible. We are proud to provide equipment and programming that creates an inclusive environment and makes every reasonable effort to be accessible to everyone.  Reasonable accommodations are available with adequate prior notification.  Students with disabilities who may need accommodations to fully participate in activities at UREC must have accommodations approved through the Access Center (509.335.3417).  Contact Joanne Greene at 335.9669 for more information.