Muddy Dog Challenge

The Muddy Dog Challenge gives dog lovers an experience like no other. Team up with your four-legged friend or go it alone to power through the UK’s first dog-friendly obstacle course.

About the challenge

This is the UK’s first obstacle course where you can compete in 2.5km and 5km obstacle runs with your dog. You can enter as a team of humans, as a dog-and-human duo or go solo if your pampered pooch wants to sit out.

This year there will be four Muddy Dog Challenges happening at locations across England. To keep up to date on exact dates and locations register your interest now.

Friends and family are welcome to cheer you on and can take part in the fun activities on offer. You and your canine will have a chance to refuel with refreshments, and first aid and veterinary cover will be available on the day.

Training for the Muddy Dog Challenge

You don’t need to be able to run a marathon to take part, but you’ll need to be fit. Speed through each challenge or trot along the length of the course. No time clock here, just supportive hands and paws along every obstacle.


We ask everyone to pay a small registration fee to secure their place, and then every human participant to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. This helps us continue to provide care for thousands of lost, abandoned and unwanted dogs and cats every year.

Register your interest today

Registrations for Muddy Dog Challenge 2017 will open later in the year. Keep up to date on exact dates and locations by registering your interest.

Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Register your interest to keep up to date on exact dates and locations

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£5 a month

would help pay for the care needed by some of our dogs and cats.

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£8 a month

could pay for all the care our hand-reared puppies and kittens need.

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£12 a month

would give frightened dogs and cats the care and treatment they need to recover.

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£20 a month

would give sick cats and dogs round-the-clock nursing care.

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Other amount

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can buy a scratching post for one of the thousands of cats we care for each year

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would pay for a cat or dog to be microchipped

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would keep one abandoned animal safe, warm and well

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can buy beds, bowls, toys and treats to give comfort to five dogs in our care.

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Other amount

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