Muddy Dog Trek - South Downs

Unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the Muddy Dog Trek South Downs this year.

We will be contacting all participants that have already registered for the event, with more information and next steps. We know this will be disappointing news for all those who have signed up to participate and we can only apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Entry type Registration Fundraising
10km human only £25 £150
10km human and dog £35 £150
20km human only £30 £200
20km human and dog £40 £200

Participants must be aged 18 years or above and dogs must be at least one year old on the day of the event.

What you get:

  • A Muddy Dog Trek t-shirt for you and a bandana for your dog
  • Clearly marked, fully signed, bespoke route
  • Regular rest stops to refuel, with snacks and drinks
  • A glass of bubbly as you cross the finish line
  • Finisher's medal for you and a rosette for your four-legged friend
  • Medics and vets on site
  • Fundraising support from start to finish including materials, ideas and tips



We ask each Muddy Dog Trek participant to fundraise £150 (for the 10k distance) or £200 (for the 20k distance) to help us to be here for every cat and dog.

The easiest way to fundraise is to set up an online giving page and share it with your friends, family and colleagues.

Set up your South Downs JustGiving page

Take a look at our fundraising tips for ideas and inspiration to help you reach your target.

Where will the money I raise go?

The money you raise by taking part in the Muddy Dog Trek will go towards the running of Battersea and the care of our dogs and cats.

Click an image below to find out more:

If you and all of our Muddy Dog Trek 2020 participants raise £200, this would pay for the care of 80 dogs for the duration of their stay here at Battersea.


Both routes start and finish at Firle Place, a beautiful country estate in the South Downs National Park. The routes are bespoke to this event and planned with you and your dog in mind. They are sign posted all the way and with regular rest stops, you have plenty of opportunities to stop and refresh as well as learn more about Battersea on your way.

10km route
20km route


All participants and spectators must abide by these rules and any instructions or regulations displayed or given on the day of the event by event staff and volunteers.

Entry rules for Muddy Dog Trek
On the day
Entry rules for dogs


If you have any unanswered questions, check out our dedicated FAQs page for all your Muddy Dog Trek needs.