11:06AM, Monday 25 January 2016
Pet owners and their four-legged friends are being urged to team up and tackle an obstacle course in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Battersea’s Muddy Dog Challenge will come to Windsor Great Park on Saturday, May 21, to put dogs and their owners through their paces.
Competitors can scamper, jog or walk around a 2.5km or 5km route, crawling under nets, jumping over tyres and squelching in the mud.
Fundraisers can run with their dog, in a team or on their own. Family and friends are invited to cheer along runners and stalls will be available for refreshments and well deserved doggy-treats.
Running between 9am and 2pm, registration starts at £25 for adults and £8.50 for dogs. The minimum age is 18 for humans and one for dogs.
The event will also run in London’s Brockwell Park on Saturday, May 7.
It costs about £12.7 million every year to care for Battersea’s animals, and money raised by the Muddy Dogs Challenge runners will go towards helping close to 8,000 dogs and cats a year that arrive at Battersea’s three centres in Old Windsor, South London and Brands Hatch in Kent.
Visit http://www.battersea.org.uk/muddydog to sign up.
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