Muddy Dog Trek

Go the distance together

Muddy Dog Trek 2020

Take on the Muddy Dog Trek alongside animal lovers like you and of course, your dog. Together, you can trek 10km or 20km through the beauty of the South Downs or Cotswolds, knowing that with every step you’re making a real difference for Battersea’s dogs and cats.

Please check whether your dog can participate before registering.

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  • 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


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.


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.


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.

Muddy Dog Trek Training


We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help out at our Muddy Dog Trek events. You’ll have a day filled with plenty of fun, support Battersea’s dogs and cats, and spend time with lots of wonderful dogs and humans on the course itself. There are roles available for the start/finish area as well as at the rest points along the course.

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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


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