2019

Run the pack LDN


 

Running with your dog is a fantastic way to keep fit and have fun. Also known as canicross, it's an exciting and fast growing sport.

We aim to hold 4 meetups a year in London, Sep-May (avoiding the hot summer months). Join us for a run around the beautiful Hampstead Heath this March. Choose between 5km or 10km.

Molly loves to run with the pack, so depending on numbers we'll split into groups and run in waves, with a route leader. Our rule is 'no dog left behind'. It's first and foremost about having fun - nobody is too slow! For those looking for a PB this might not be the event for you, but you're more than welcome (we'll provide you with a map).

We'll kick off at 10am on Sunday 24th March.

Every pooch will receive a goody/doggy bag packed full of healthy treats when they cross the 'finish line', and there'll be prizes thanks to our incredible sponsors.

  • All abilities welcome - new to canicross or regular runners

  • We’re inclusive

  • Organised entirely by volunteers


(Photo courtesy of DogFit)

(Photo courtesy of DogFit)

Donate what you can via Eventbrite to secure your place. All money raised will be donated to Chilterns Dog Rescue Society (CDRS). Please give generously.

CDRS is an independent rescue and rehoming shelter in Hertfordshire. The charity refuses to put dogs down, provides extensive veterinary care and training for dogs that need it and gives a second chance to hundreds of dogs every year.

 

Check out the following websites for more canicross information, including hints and tips: DogFit, CaniX, Canicross - The Kennel Club

If you have any questions, please do get in touch >>

A few things to think about:

  • If this is the first time you'll be running with your dog, you may want to consult your Vet.

  • Dogs must be fully mature to run. Typically this is at least 12 months old for smaller dogs and 18 months for larger.

  • Maximum 2 dogs per runner.

  • We'll start at 10am. Please arrive in good time. Your dog will want a sniff.

  • We recommend dogs run in a canicross harness but a regular, non-restrictive harness is also OK. No leads on collars.

  • We recommend humans run with a waist belt and bungee lead for your own comfort and safety. If you don't have either of these please let us know and we'll do our best to find spares. Email runthepackldn@gmail.com

  • The event is on-lead. We can't accept any off lead dogs.

  • Please bring water and poo bags. You are responsible for your dogs hydration and picking up after your pooch.

  • Run in appropriate trainers and comfortable clothes. Parts of the route may be a little muddy.

  • You must be in control of your dog. We are inclusive (canicross can be a great outlet for dogs with anxiety or other issues), but please let us know if your dog likes a bit more space.

  • We run in all weathers. Join us even if it looks like rain!


Thank you to our 2019 run series sponsors:

Doggy bag treats

 

Prizes