1st - 28th January

High Walk: Virtual Running Challenge Series

Inspired by UK Special Forces Selection

Take the ultimate test of physical and psychological resilience. A four-week challenge series designed to inspire your next level of health, fitness and mental resilience. 

4-Weeks of varied challenges

With each week's challenge being different, the series is much more enjoyable and challenging than regular distance accumulator challenges.

Multiple levels of fitness

Choose the entry-level suitable for your level of fitness, from Advanced to Novice.

Fits in and around your life

Find it hard to find the time to train? No problem! The series his designed to fit in and around your life and any pre-existing commitments you may have.

Finishers Pip & certificate

Earn An infamous Rokman Finishers Pip

As opposed to standard finisher medals, which get chucked into the back of a draw never be seen again, we reward our challenge series finishers with an infamous Rokman Finishers Pip and certificate. Attached proudly to the sleeve of your Rokman training t-shirt; this small patch carries with it big significance, reminding you of the grit and determination that got you there - empowering you every time you put it on!

How it works

Taking part is simple

Get each full challenge brief with all the necessary instructions and requirements sent straight to your inbox at the start of each week. Depending on the challenge, you will be required to either evidence your attempt by video or by GPS fitness tracker. Then submit your results and evidence to us via our submission form. Simple!

Healthy Competition

Track you Progress on the Leaderboard

While Rokman challenges are paths of personal discovery, the series leaderboard offers participants an extra layer of healthy competition and incentive to push their limits further. Log your results and see how you rank against all other participants around the world. The leaderboard is opt-in, so if you don't want to feature on the board you have the option to keep your results private.

Community of support

Join hundreds of like-minded individuals

Our online community comprises of hundreds of people of all ages and abilities, united by a desire to push their physical limits, toughen their minds and overcome the most intimidating challenges possible. It provides an excellent source of motivation and inspiration to help you keeping going when the going gets tough.


Achieve a higher state of resilience & wellbeing

We believe mental resilience is the cornerstone to achieving our true potential. By undertaking activities that push our limits we achieve greater psychological activation, increasing our mental resilience to stress and pressure, thus improving our health, wellbeing and overall quality of life.


For a greater cause

For every participant that completes the series and earns themselves a Rokman Finishers Pip, we will make a donation straight to the Royal British Legion to help them support members and veterans of the British Armed Forces, their families and dependants.

The Challenges

Week 1

Tactical Dash

  • 1.5 Mile run for time

The first week's challenge is inspired by the UKSF military pre-training fitness tests, used to establish if the potential recruit has what it takes to hack it as an SF soldier.

Week 2

Hill Dance

  • Weekly Elevation Accumulation Challenge

    Advanced: 3,000ft

    Intermediate: 2,250ft

    Moderate: 1,500ft

    Novice: 750ft

Hill Dance is inspired by the infamous Special Forces selection exercise, The Fan Dance, where recruits are required to hill-march up and over the highest point in South Britain, Pen Y Fan...twice!

The elevation may be split up into multiple workouts over the week. Bonus Points will be awarded for the fewer workouts taken to achieve the elevation target.

Week 3

Escape & Evade

  • 5km run for time

  • 5km run faster than previous run

Inspired by the escape and evasion phase of selection, Week 3 is made up of two 5km challenge runs which can be completed at two separate occasions during the week. For the first run, you play the role of the escapee and must set your best effort 5km time. Points are awarded for time achieved. For the second 5km run, you play the role of the Hunter Force and must set out to beat the time set on your previous run. Points will only be awarded if you successfully manage to beat your previous time set.

Week 4

Long Drag

  • Weekly Distance Accumulation Challenge

    Advanced: 40 miles

    Intermediate: 30 miles

    Moderate: 20 miles

    Novice: 10 miles

The Long Drag is inspired by the longest and final endurance march of Special Forces High Phase. Over the course of the week, you must cover, in total, the set distance target specific to your level of entry.

Bonus points will be awarded for elevation achieved.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be mega fit?

No. Rokman challenge series offer a variety of different levels of entry to suit all fitness levels, from novice all the way up to advanced.

How does it work?

How does it work?

How long do we have to complete each challenge?

We recommend that you complete each challenge within 7-days from the date of issue. However, we understand that life can often get in the way, so that’s why accept submissions up until 7-days after the end of the series.

What is someone cheats?

We do our very best to weed out any cheating by asking people to evidence their challenge attempts. However, due to the nature of this being an online challenge series, it’s not 100% fool proof.We have to take everyone’s submissions at face-value. If we can confidently identify people either cheating or doing the challenge incorrectly, we will notify the competitor privately via email.At the end of the day, the leaderboard is just a bit of competitive fun. These challenges are personal tests of resilience. If people decide to cheat, they’re only cheating themselves. If you concentrate on yourself and give your best honest performance then you can hold your head high at the end of the day.

Do you offer refunds on Challenge Packs?

Unfortunately, we unable to offer refunds on challenge series entry, however, we do offer transfers. If you’re unable to take part in this challenge series, let us know and we can transfer you on to an alternative series.

Can I use a treadmill?

All running challenges are designed to undertaken outside, however, if you are unable to go outside we will accept treadmill entries. If participating on a treadmill, the treadmill must be set at a 2.5 degree angle.

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