Stoic Wintering Online Running Challenge Series 2023

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December 2023

Stoic Wintering: Online Running Challenge Series

Inspired by Stoic Warrior Philosophy

Test and further your limits against our four-week challenge series inspired by the Stoic practice of "wintering", where warriors would voluntarily train in hard and brutal conditions to be fully prepared to meet adversity when it comes.

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Test & further your limits around your everyday life

Experience the transformative power and convenience of online challenges, helping you to kickstart action, boost our fitness, and fortify our mental strength - without the restriction of fixed schedules, travel or expensive workout equipment.

Meet the Founder

from Personal Experience to International movement

Hello, I'm Terry, a challenge enthusiast and Founder of Rokman. After turning my life around through challenges, I realised their transformative impact on motivation, fitness, and mental resilience.

Let's face it, traditional endurance events can be intimidating, with costly entry fees, travel hassles, and inflexible schedules. That's why I aimed to make a change.

I envisioned a more accessible and convenient platform, one that aligns with your busy life year-round, keeping your fitness goals in focus all year round. That's how Rokman came to be.


Rokman: the ultimate Online Challenge Platform

Ignite your motivation, test your limits and reach your next level of health, fitness and mental resilience, from any place, anytime, week after week, all year round.


Take part any time, any where, with zero equipment

Our flexibility allows you to take part at your convenience in the safety and privacy of your own location, with zero fancy workout equipment. All you need is a pair of trainers and to remember where you live!


suitable for all ages & abilities

Each challenge has been designed so that you can select and tailor the difficulty to suit your level of fitness. From novice all the way to advance, the challenges are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Level 1

Can run or walk up to 5km

Level 2

Can run 5km+

Level 3

Can run 10km+

Level 4

Can run 13.1 miles+


Earn the infamous Rokman Finishers pip

As opposed to standard finisher medals, we reward our challengers with an iron-on Finishers Pip. Attach it to your training t-shirt or display it on the presentation card provided, this small patch carries with it big significance, reminding you of the grit and determination that got you there.

How it works is simple

Sign up to the challenge

Sign up to the challenge. Sign up is quicker than than sprinting 100m!

Receive the challenge briefs

Get each brief sent straight to your inbox at the start of each week starting on the 1st.

Attempt the challenges

Attempt the challenges and record your attempt by either GPS fitness tracker or video recording.

Submit your evidence

Submit your evidence via our submission portal for review, validation and scoring.

The Challenges

Week 1

Extreme Dawn

Daily Running Streak

To ease you in gently, the first challenge is inspired by military commander and advocator of Stoic philosophy, Captain Alden Partridge's "extreme" daily activity principles of embracing the cold, dark mornings.

Challengers are run or walk on as many days as possible within 7-days from starting. Bonus points awarded for workouts started before 6am, distance covered and elevation gain achieved.

Week 2

Spartan 300

Workout for Time


Jumping Jacks






Squat Jumps*




Jumping Lunges*


Run 1 Mile

*Alternative movement variations are offered depending on your level of fitness.

Choose either Half or Full:


 Reps per Exercise





Week 2's challenge is inspired by the the ancient Spartan Warriors physical training that focused on full-body drills that practiced strength, agility, and building stamina. Challengers are required to perform the above workout at either the Full or Half level for time.

Week 3

Battle of Marathon

Distance Accumulator

Level 4

40 Miles

Level 3

30 Miles

Level 2

20 Miles

Level 1

10 Miles

Choose your load

No Load


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


Week 3 is inspired by the Athenians, who made a formal march of 40 miles immediately after fighting the Battle of Marathon, in order to defend Athens from a Naval Attack of the Persians. Participants are required to accumulate the distance relevant to their level of entry within 7 days from starting, with bonus points awarded for fewer workouts taken to achieve the distance, weight carried and elevation gain achieved.

Week 4

Cannon Ball run

Distance for Time



Choose your load

No Load


Level 1


Level 2


Level 3


Level 4


The final test of the Wintering Series is a challenge inspired again by Captain Partridge and the challenge he used to set his recruits whereby they had to carry a 18lb cannon ball down to the river and back. For our challenge, participants are required to cover a distance as fast as possible whilst carrying weight by hand. Points are awarded for time achieved and the weight of the load carried.

What you'll get

4 Weekly Challenges to ignite your motivation

Value £100

Get each challenge brief sent straight to your inbox at the start of each week.

Access to our opt-in leaderboard for healthy competition

Value £100

While Rokman challenges are paths of personal discovery, the series leaderboard offers participants an extra layer of friendly competition. Don't want to feature on the board? No problem. You can simply opt out.

Get rewarded with our series finishers pip & Presentation card

Value £29.99

While Rokman challenges are paths of personal discovery, the series leaderboard offers participants an extra layer of friendly competition. Don't want to feature on the board? No problem. You can simply opt out.

Weather the storms with one of our Premium Training T-shirts

Value £32.00

Choose a t-shirt from our premium training appeal collection to help you weather the storms of the toughest of challenges.

Enjoy the camaraderie and support of our Team Rokman Community

Value £100

Made up of like-minded individuals of all ages and abilities.

Subscription only

Unlock access to our library of training plans to perfect your performance

Value £200+

Designed and created by Enduraprep, the running and fitness coaching specialists.

Subscription only

Early Access to inspirational Podcast Episodes

Hear inspiring stories from those who have defied odds, and gain practical knowledge you can apply towards constructing a stronger mindset for increased performance and improved wellbeing. 

Plus...get this exclusive Video trainer when you sign up today

6-Week Tactical Strength: Bodyweight

Value £100

Build a strong and functional physique with minimal equipment from the comfort of your own home.

  • 5 Instructional Workout Videos

  • Trainer 3 times per week

  • Suitable for beginners to advanced

What are people saying about Rokman...

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Our 30-Day "Love it" or 100% of your Money Back Guarantee

Worst case scenario is you invest in Rokman and you end up hating it. Well, we have a solution for that. If you complete the series and thought it was a complete waste of time we will refund you 100% of your money immediately.

Select your entry PAckage



£14.99 per month

Get automatic entry into each monthly Challenge Series. No contracts, cancel anytime.


T-Shirt + Subscription

Just £50.99

£36 One-off payment
Plus £14.99 per month

Get automatic entry into each monthly Challenge Series. No contracts, cancel anytime.

One-off payment

Single Challenge Series Entry

Just £24.99

One-off entry into this 4-week challenge series.

One-off payment

T-Shirt + Challenge Entry

Just £60.99

One-off entry into this 4-week challenge series.

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?

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.