Do a dog walking challenge with your pup! This is a great way to get out and about with your dog and raise money for people living with cancer.
Walk a distance of your choice with your furry friend by your side.
By taking part in a sponsored dog walk, you accept that you must, as least, be at a basic level of fitness in order to participate. You also must be over the age of 18 to take part.
Benefits of dog walking
There are many benefits of walking with your dog. Regular dog walking can help you to:
Improve fitness. Dog walking encourages you to be more active.
Relieve stress and improve mental wellbeing. Walking is known to be a form of therapeutic exercise.
Lower blood pressure.
Discover new places to walk your dog.
Build a social connection with your dog and other walkers.
Where can I walk my dog?
You can choose your own dog walking route, whether that be a field, woodland walk, park or a dog-friendly beach near you. Take the challenge solo or team up and form a social dog walking group. You could even create a fun dog fundraiser team name!
What distance should I do?
That is completely up to you. You could do one of three distances (50, 75 and 100km) and move around these targets depending on your situation.
If you sign up hoping to complete 100km but feel that you and your dog can only safely complete 50km (or 25km); do what works best! At the end of the day we are so glad that you are taking part in the challenge to help us support people with cancer.
How can I keep track of the kilometres I have done?
Strava, Fitbit or other fitness apps. We will also share a daily tracker for you to mark each day as you complete each day. Share your progress with your friends and family to encourage sponsorship throughout the month
What safety precautions should me and my dog take?
Safety is the top priority when taking part in this dog fundraiser. You know your dog best and we encourage you to think about the distance you walk per session and whether it is appropriate for your dog, especially if they are still a puppy. If you have any concerns about your dog, please consult a vet.
What temperature is too hot to walk my dog?
We recommend walking your dog in the morning or evening when it's cooler. For more information on walking dogs in warm weather, check out trusted sources such as RSPCA. Please ensure that you carry plenty of water for you and your dog and keep to shady paths.
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