Rugged Coug Race

This past year, University Recreation held the 3rd Annual Rugged Coug Race, which was an on-road and off-road race featuring challenging obstacles along the approximately three-mile course. These obstacles included 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 springtime tradition and a chance to shake off the cold of winter and get outside and run.  University Recreation decided to continue the tradition with the Rugged Coug Race. 

Race Date:  Saturday, April 21, 2018 

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Details about 2018's race:

Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. at the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center (across the road from the SRC) and race heats begin at 10:15 a.m.  

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

Register Here

Early Bird Member/Non-member (Register by 4/4)   $17/$27
Member/Non-member (Register by 4/18)  $20/$30
Day of Registration Member/Non-Member $25/$35

            *walk-up race day registrations are taken until 9:45 a.m.

 Male or Female

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

All participants receive a Rugged Coug Race t-shirt and a commemorative race bib. Top finishers in each division win rugged wood medals and free entry into the 2019 Rugged Coug Race.

Eligibility: This event is open to anyone  12 years of age or older on the day of the race. 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 509.335.9669 for more information.