Battersea Cats and Dogs Home have announced the UK’s first ever mud and obstacle challenge where two and four-legged friends can run side by side to raise money for the animal charity. The Muddy Dog Challenge will take place in the historic Brockwell Park on Sunday 10th May 2015 and will have a special dog-friendly obstacle course designed for the event.
Participants must be at least 18 years old (two-legged) and 1 year old (four-legged). It goes without saying that any four-legged participants must be sociable with other dogs and people. By now you may be thinking the combination of hundreds of runners, dogs, obstacles and mud will be one big mess, literally.
Don’t worry, runners will be organised into waves depending on whether they are running with a dog or without. Those with dogs will be grouped into waves of up to 30 people and 12 dogs. To help prepare for the Muddy Dog Challenge, Battersea will also be providing training and fundraising support before the big day.
People (and pooches) of all levels of fitness can take part as the run is not timed and you can choose to do either a 2.5km or 5km course. If getting covered in mud is not quite your thing, you can still go along to cheer on all the mudders and there will be lots going on at the special event village.
Battersea are also looking for volunteers to help out on the event day with anything from marshalling on the course, to helping at registration and handing out medals at the end of the race. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Registration for the Muddy Dog Challenge is now open and you can enter as a person/canine duo, team or individual. Two-legged participants will get a finisher’s medal, t-shirt and goody bag. Four-legged participants will get a bandana so they can look their best on the day.
Where: Brockwell Park, London SE24
When: Sunday 10th May, 9am-2pm
Entry: Two-legged participants from £27.50 (discounts for teams). Four-legged participants £8.50
Fundraising Sponsorship Target: £100
More Information: www.battersea.org.uk/muddydog