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Rugged Coug Race

Rugged Coug Race Date:  Saturday, May 1, 2021

The Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the WSU Outdoor Recreation Center (across the road from the SRC) and race heats begin at 9:30 a.m.  

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

Divisions: 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. 

Register Below 

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Registration Ends April 28

2021 Rugged Coug Race Elite Heat 01 - 9:30am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older. This heat is in the "elite" category. This will consist of the runners who are more competitive and are here to win. This will also involve more difficult "punishments" for failed obstacles.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Elite Heat 02 - 9:35am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older. This heat is in the "elite" category. This will consist of the runners who are more competitive and are here to win. This will also involve more difficult "punishments" for failed obstacles.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Elite Heat 03 - 9:40am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older. This heat is in the "elite" category. This will consist of the runners who are more competitive and are here to win. This will also involve more difficult "punishments" for failed obstacles.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 04 - 9:45am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Su] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 05 - 9:50am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 06 - 9:55am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 07 - 10:00am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 08 - 10:05am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 09 - 10:10am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 10 - 10:15am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 11 - 10:20am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 12 - 10:25am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Open Heat 13 - 10:30am start

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

2021 Rugged Coug Race Youth Registration - 12-17 years old

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
$20 - $25
 
 
The WSU Rugged Coug Race is an approximately 5k (3.1 mile) obstacle race on the WSU campus. Racers should expect to find physical elements on the course such as a wall scale, tire flips, off road running, sand bag carries, and more. Community members are welcome along with students, faculty, spouses, or partners. Eligibility: This event is open to anyone who is 12 years of age or older.
 
 

Rugged Coug Race and Cougar Courage 5k: Volunteer Shift

May 1 in ORC Lobby
[Sa] 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
$0
 
 
THIS IS NOT REGISTRATION FOR THE Rugged Coug Race or the Cougar Courage 5K RACE BUT IS REGISTRATION FOR VOLUNTEERS TO HELP WITH THE EVENT. Volunteers are needed in the following capacities: - Course setup - Course management - Course cleanup - Start/Finish Line assistance - Other duties. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. More information will be provided at the volunteer meeting on Thursday, April 29th at 4:00 pm at the Student Recreation Center classroom. Please email Melanie Rossetti (melanie.rossetti@wsu.edu) with questions.
 
 

Online registration is open January 1-April 28; Race day registrations will be taken on site

 

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.

 

 

Check out our photos from previous races!