Muddy Dog Challenge 2023

The Muddy Dog Challenge is a 2.5K or 5K obstacle course that you can take on with your dog by your side. Whether you are keen to run or would rather walk, you can tackle the course with friends and family, with or without a dog. Just prepare yourself for a day of mud, sweat, and cheers!

Battersea Muddy Dog Challenge

Get Muddy for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home by taking part in their annual Muddy Dog Challenge.

All registered participants will receive a Muddy Dog Challenge t-shirt and a bandana for their dog to wear on the day. After you have completed the course, you will be awarded a medal and your dog will get a rosette to wear with pride. Each participant is encouraged to raise a target of £100 so Battersea can continue helping dogs and cats.

Taking place at six different areas across the UK during April to October 2023, there is sure to be a Muddy Dog Challenge event near you.

New Forest - Saturday 22nd April
Derby - Saturday 13th May
Stansted - Saturday 10th June
Tunbridge Wells - Saturday 9th September
Windsor - Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September
Leeds - Saturday 14th October

The Muddy Dog Challenge is an outdoor obstacle course you can take part in with your dog. The aim of the challenge is simply to have fun while raising money for Battersea and the important work it does for dogs and cats. Participants can enter solo, in a team with the kids, with or without a dog, and there is a distance of 2.5km or 5km to choose from. Participants can decide to run or walk the obstacle course – both options will be as equally fun (and muddy).

Participants are invited to join this day of fun, mud and cheers with their canine companions run by animal rescue charity, Battersea. By taking part and fundraising for Battersea, you will be helping them to provide love and care for the thousands of dogs and cats that come into their care.

To register or find out more, visit