Kent Locals Set To Take Part In Battersea’s Exhilarating Muddy Dog Challenge

Kent Locals Set To Take Part In Battersea’s Exhilarating Muddy Dog Challenge

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is set to bring its Muddy Dog Challenge to the beautiful grounds of Hever Castle on Saturday 30 September. For the first time ever, over 700 Kent residents and their four-legged friends will be given the opportunity to take on 18 challenging obstacles during the fun-filled day.

The Muddy Dog Challenge is the UK’s first obstacle course where runners can choose to take on a 2.5k or 5k challenge alongside their canine, in teams, or go it alone. Participants can expect to work up a muddy sweat splashing through ‘Dog Baths’, hurriedly hopping over ‘Dog Tyred’ and diving into ‘Muddy Mayhem’ to raise money for the homeless dogs and cats at the animal welfare charity.

Emma Lovesey, Challenge & Public Events Manager at Battersea, said: “We can’t wait to bring the Muddy Dog Challenge to Kent for the first time ever. Kent holds a special place in Battersea’s heart and we look forward to welcoming our current and new supporters of the charity who will be helping us to raise money for the thousands of unwanted dogs and cats who come into our care every year across our three centres. It’s going to be a fantastic day and whether it rains or shines, brave participants and their canines can expect to get very muddy!”.

Applications for the Kent Muddy Dog Challenge are open until 10 September. To sign up, visit

Human competitors must be aged 18 years or over and dog competitors one year or older. Runners, who can compete with or without a dog, are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship. Entry fees apply