Sweat, get muddy, and have fun with your canine pal

We're welcoming all dog lovers and their canine chums to take part in the Muddy Dog Challenge and raise sponsorship to help the dogs and cats here at Battersea

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Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

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 in Nottingham, Windsor, Essex and Kent.

Sign up to the Muddy Dog Challenge 2017

Registration is now open for the Muddy Dog Challenge 2017. We ask everyone to pay a small registration fee to secure their place. Entry fees vary on your group size and the date you sign up, and early birds will pay a reduced entry fee.

We also ask every human participant to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. The money you raise by taking part in the Muddy Dog Challenge goes towards the running of the Home.

Human competitors must be aged 18 or over on race day and dog competitors must be one year or over.

Friends and family are welcome to cheer you on at the venue and take part in the fun activities, music and competitions on offer at the event village. 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.

See our Muddy Dog Challenge training tips for advice, training plans and essentially course information.

For more information please see the Muddy Dog Challenge rules. If you have any other questions about the Muddy Dog Challenge 2017, please email muddydog@battersea.org.uk

Muddy Dog Challenge 2018

If you can't take on the 2017 challenge, don't worry we'll be back in 2018! Register your interest in the Muddy Dog Challenge 2018 and you'll be the first to know all the details you need to get your paws on a place.