K9 Challenge is the running event for dog lovers, but we also welcome walkers for those who prefer a more gentle woodland walk (and that’s just the dogs!). The 5km woodland trail brings together people of all abilities – and their pooches – for a fun, inclusive event. Unlike the sport of Canicross (running with dogs), entrants to the K9 Challenge can run, jog or walk with their dog on a normal lead, rather than a specific running harness (as long as the dog is comfortable).
This year’s event will see over 100 happy dogs and their running partners complete a 5km trail course through the grassed and wooded areas of the beautiful Stanmer Park in Brighton. This isn’t a timed event or a race, the concept is about taking part, bringing two communities together and rewarding your dog at the end!
Goodies for walkers and dogs
Runners and walkers will receive a K9 Challenge medal and a cloth bag full of goodies, whilst their dogs will receive a matching K9 Challenge collar tag, edible treats and a bandana to wear with pride, all included in the entry price of £18!’
Raising funds for ‘Support Dogs’
K9 Challenge has chosen to raise funds for the National Charity ‘Support Dogs’, with the event partnering with Natures Menu True Instinct, a high quality dry raw meat product for dogs. New for 2019 will be the introduction of Fun Pop Up Dog Agility, with local experts Dog Club providing free have a go session. There will be food and drink available at the event, as well as representatives from the partner charity Support Dogs, not forgetting the doggy bar & bath for dogs to cool down!
Times and entry fee
K9 Challenge, Sunday 8th September, 11am start time
Time to be moved to 9am if weather is looking too warm and/or too humid.
£18 to enter