Rugged Coug Race

This past year, University Recreation held the 2nd 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 spring time tradition and a chance to shake off the cold of winter and get outside and run.  This past year, University Recreation decided to continue the tradition started last year with the 2nd Annual WSU Rugged Coug Race. Based off of the success of the first year's Rugged Race and the popular dirty and challenging obstacle runs, the Rugged Coug Race was another chance to test your abilities and tackle a new and improved course.

Race Date:  Saturday, April 15, 2017 - Results can be found here.

Details about 2017's race:

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

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

Registration is closed.

  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 race day registrations were taken until 9:30 a.m.

 Male or Female

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

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

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

Top finishers in each group received a Rugged Coug medal! All participants received a Rugged Coug t-shirt!  

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.