About Us

The Gauntlet Games is operated by Gladiator Events. The Gladiator Events Team is a group of enthusiastic and experienced event professionals, all sharing a passion for the great outdoors and wacky challenges.
We want to share our love of fitness with everyone so we love nothing more than creating wild and wonderful activities like The Gauntlet Games!
Below you can find out more about the team and some of the other events that we organise.

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Sarah King

Sarah is Founder and Race Director of the Gauntlet Games. She has been in the Events and Obstacle Racing Industry for over 12 years, and started the Gauntlet Games because she wanted to offer an obstacle race that was more about fun than physical endurance. She loves the outdoors, adventures in the wilderness and creating (and testing) obscure obstacles and gladiator weapons. Which is lucky really given that’s what her job is. Contact Sarah here.

Cat Hills

Cat is the Event Manager at the Gauntlet Games. She is involved in all daily activities, from the earliest brainstorm for a new event to race day and everything in between. You’ll find her literally running around the event village even if she is just getting a coffee. When she isn’t busy preparing the next events you’ll see her training for her next Triathlon throughout London.

Paul Kenny

Paul is our resident Fitness expert and can mostly be found at the top of mountains, running at breakneck speed through London’s parks or devising new moves with the latest fitness equipment / instruments of torture. When he stops for breath he looks after all things fitness at Gladiator Events. Contact him with any questions about building up your endurance to help you beat the Gladiators.

Philip Kavanagh

Kav is our Course Manager at The Gauntlet Games. A former Royal Engineer, he’s also known as ‘Kav the Fixer’ – there is no problem too tricky for Kav to solve. We’ve tried, believe us. He’s a Yes man, and we like Yes men. He’s mostly seen whizzing around the Gauntlet Games course on event day keeping things running like clockwork and he’s the proud owner of a 4 x 4 tardis which has the ability to hold more tools than a DIY superstore.

Matt Hobson

Matt is one of our Area Managers for Gladiator Events and is also the chief course-tester (he’s the only one with enough energy at the end of our build to run the whole course at the rate of a gazelle). Matt has the admirable skill of taking a team of willing volunteers into the furthest flung parts of the course, in all weather, and bringing them back full of energy and smiles despite being wet and exhausted. Top bloke.

Miri Zaruba

Miri’s an Area Manager and is a multi-talented guy. Miri juggles Obstacle Course Building, professional photography, acting and stuntman performances into his professional life. You’re most likely to spot him taking snaps around the course, scaling trees with his bare hands and feet or bashing his way through the forest with his superior swordmanship skills.

Tom Boney

Tom is one our Area Managers for Gladiators events. He is a professional Stuntman and a stunt double for the likes of Simon Cowell and Tom Cruise; which means…. he is quite short! Tom, like Kav, is quite the fixer and problem solver and he is always keeping the team entertained.


Mike Burrell

Mike is one of our Area managers and warm-up guys! He is big, muscly and very hairy! He will consume the equivalent to eating a human per day, but is quite possibly the world’s slowest eater. He is never in a hurry, however, he will, one day, be Prime Minister

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Other Events

Gladiator Events runs a variety of other Obstacle Race Events for its partners. Come and join us at some of them. You can find out more below.

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home Muddy Dog Challenge
This is the UK’s first obstacle course where you can compete in 2.5km and 5km obstacle runs with your dog. You can enter as a team of humans, as a dog-and-human duo or go solo if your pampered pooch wants to sit out.

In 2018 there will be six Muddy Dog Challenges happening at locations across England. To keep up to date on exact dates and locations register your interest now.

Peace Hospice Care: Push it for The Peace
Gladiator Events is giving Push It For The Peace a makeover. 2018 will be its sixth year, and we’re bringing it back with a brand new look, location, route and obstacles.

Taking place on Saturday 22rd September 2018, we’re moving Push it for the Peace back to its original home of Cassiobury Park, Watford with a choice of a 5k or 10k route. On the route you’ll have to take on the obstacles in four distinct zones: The Inflatable Zone, The Foam Zone, The Water Zone and The Military Zone (10k route only).
Each of the zones will be jam packed with heaps of great obstacles. Some will be fun, some will be hard, some will get you muddy and some will get you very, very wet!
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