Muddy Dog Trek

Go the distance together

Muddy Dog Trek 2020

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

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WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • A Muddy Dog Trek t-shirt for you and a bandana for your dog
  • A glass of bubbly as you cross the finish line
  • Finisher's medal for you and a rosette for your four-legged friend
  • Snacks and rest stops en-route
  • Fully signed course and route maps
  • Medics and vets on site
  • Fundraising support from start to finish including materials, ideas and tips

Registration

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.

Registration for Muddy Dog Trek events will close three weeks before event day.

Fundraising

Did you know that Battersea relies entirely on donations to care for the thousands of animals who arrive at our gates every year?

By taking part in the Muddy Dog Trek and raising money, you’ll help us to be here for every dog and cat and give each one the love and care they need to find their forever home.

Muddy Dog Trek Fundraising

We ask that every participant raises a minimum of £150/£200 (10km/20km) in sponsorship so that we can ensure as much money as possible goes towards helping our dogs and cats. You will be given up to one month after the event to complete your fundraising too, so you do not need to have raised the full amount by event day.

We have lots of fundraising tips and information to help you reach your target in our Fundraising Guide below.

Fundraising Guide

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.

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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.

TRAINING

Whether you’re a keen walker or just looking for a fun day out, we’re welcoming all dog lovers and their canine friends to take part in the Muddy Dog Trek for Battersea. We will provide plenty of training tips and advice for you and your dog in the lead up to the event and the Muddy Dog Trek team will be on hand to answer any questions you have.

Download the 10km training plan

Download the 20km training plan

Muddy Dog Trek Training

VOLUNTEERING

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at our Muddy Dog Trek events. You’ll have a day filled with plenty of fun, spend time with lots of wonderful dogs and humans and support Battersea in the work that we do.

Depending on your dog experience you could find yourself out on the route at one of the rest stops encouraging participants along the way or start and finish area cheering our participants over the finish line and giving them their well deserved medal (and rosette for the dogs).

A typical day with us at the Muddy Dog Trek can be a long one (we would ask you to arrive at 8am). More information about your role will be provided to you nearer to the day. We will provide you with a volunteer t shirt on arrival which we would like you to keep as a memento and after the day is over we will have a little thank you gift for each of you to take home.

One thing we do know for sure is that we couldn’t hold this event without you, so please sign up to help us deliver the Muddy Dog Trek events and raise much needed funds to care for and support the dogs and cats in our care. Thank you – we look forward to seeing you on the day.

South Downs, Sunday 17 May 2020
Firle Place, Lewes, BN8 6NS

Cotswolds, 26 September 2020:

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, GL54 5JD

Email muddydogtrekvolunteer@battersea.org.uk with any questions.

Muddy Dog Trek Volunteering

Can any dog participate?

The Muddy Dog Trek is a challenging event and will not be suitable for all dogs. Please consider the below before registering.

All dogs must be at least one year old on the day of the event, be sociable with other dogs and humans, they must be fully vaccinated and they must not be in season.

Many flat-nose, overweight or older dogs might struggle to complete the 20km distance but may be able to complete the 10km distance if they are used to regular long walks. We advise speaking to your vet before registering as all dogs are different. We also advise that in the lead up to the event, you should consider going on a few long walks, gradually increasing the distance to improve your dog’s stamina prior to the event.

Muddy Dog Trek Participation

SENDING YOUR MONEY IN

There are several options for you to choose from in order to send in your sponsorship money for the Muddy Dog Trek.

If you have an online giving page, ensure all your sponsorship is on here and this will come to Battersea automatically.

If you would prefer to make an online bank transfer, please contact the team and we will provide our bank details as well as a unique reference to use.

Alternatively, you can see other ways of sending in your sponsorship here.

Muddy Dog Trek Fundraising Target

We ask that every participant raises a minimum of £150/£200 (10km/20km) in sponsorship so that we can ensure as much money as possible goes towards helping our dogs and cats. You will be given up to one month after the event to complete your fundraising too, so you do not need to have raised the full amount by event day.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

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CONTACT US

If you need any further advice, please contact our Events team: