Muddy Dog Trek FAQs
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- South Down - Both distances will start at Firle Place, Lewes, BN8 6NS. The route will take a loop through the South Downs and finish back in Firle Place.
- Cotswolds - Both distances will start at Sudeley Castle & Gardens Gloucestershire, GL54 5JD. The route will take a loop through the Cotswolds and finish back in Sudeley Castle.
To try to reduce our carbon footprint we intend to organise our events as sustainably as possible. For 2020 we have made significant changes including:
- We no longer provide single use plastic water bottles but instead use refillable water containers which are filled with tap water for our participants, volunteers and staff.
- Volunteers and staff are encouraged to bring their own refillable bottles and all our cups for our participants are bio-degradable.
- All food provided to our participants will be vegetarian and vegan.
- All our caterers have been requested not to provide single use plastic.
- Our medals are now made from wood and bamboo.
- Race pack envelopes are recyclable and none of the contents are plastic wrapped.
- We limit single use signage wherever possible and the majority of our cable ties are reused at future events.
- We have recycling bins at all our events.
The registration fee goes towards the cost of putting on the event including venue hire, planning and marking the route, signage and maps, refreshments, first aid and vet cover, and marketing. You will also receive a t-shirt and medal, and bandana and rosette for your dog on the day.
We ask that every human participant raises a minimum of £150 (for the 10k distance) or £200 (for the 20k distance) 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, so you do not need to have raised the full amount by event day. We will be providing you with lots of fundraising advice in the lead up to the event and our dedicated team will be on-hand to support you with your fundraising.
On the day
- 10km - Participants must reach the halfway rest stop by 14.00 and complete the course by 18.00.
- 20km - Participants must reach the first rest stop by 12.30, the lunch stop by 14.00, the afternoon rest stop by 16.30, and complete the course by 18.00.
There will be a staff member, called the back marker, walking both routes in the slowest time allowed so participants know what speed they need to walk to complete the course on time. If participants arrive to a rest stop later than the time listed above, they will be driven to the next rest stop or the finish line.
The 10K route has one rest stop where participants can enjoy snacks and hot and cold drinks. Participants will then enjoy a light lunch when they finish the course.
The 20K route has a morning rest stop where participants can enjoy snacks and hot and cold drinks, a light lunch stop, followed by an afternoon rest stop for more snacks and drinks.
All participants will receive a glass of bubbly as the cross the finish line!
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.
If you need any further advice, please contact our Events Team:
- Call: 0207 627 7883
- Email: email@example.com