The Dirty Dog Dash is a fun-filled 3K mud run with 10 obstacles for you and your K9 friend to tackle.

After the enormous popularity of this new event in March, we’ve responded to your pleas and woofs for more and added another date! The Dirty Dog Dash is a great way to get some exercise for you and your four-legged friend and to have a lot of fun.

You and your dog can walk or run on your own or with friends and family. Just prepare yourself for a day of mud, laughter and a whole heap of muddy mayhem.

Goodies for our top doggie fundraisers!

Dog goody bags will be given to those who raise £30 or more in sponsorship! The bags include:

  • Beco compostable poop bags
  • A range of dog treats
  • A ball toy
  • Dog biscuits

By taking part and fundraising for St Michael’s, you’ll be helping us to deliver essential care to patients, families and carers who need it most at any time they might need it. Most importantly, free of charge.

Give your dog a fun, energetic day full of scents, obstacles, and space to run at this fantastic event. Meet other dogs and put their agility to the test.
Our Dirty Dog Dash gives you and your dog the chance to spend some
well-deserved time together whilst getting some vital exercise and having fun.
Dog tag for all competing dogs

For you both

  • Lots of other dogs and their owners taking part
  • A hilly and muddy 3K course with 10 fun obstacles
  • Freedom to walk, jog or run entirely at your own pace
  • All dogs will be on leads for the duration of the event
  • Only calm, friendly and socialised dogs will be taking part
  • Only dogs over 12 months of age will be taking part
  • Only children over the age of 8 will be taking part
  • Dirty Dog Dash dog-tag at the finish line
  • Dog Goody Bag for those who raise over £30 in sponsorship

For your dog

  • Watering station on-site
  • Dog treats available
  • Vast terrain to explore plus lots of mud
  • Lots of other dogs to socialise with
  • Dog tag for all competing dogs
  • Dog Goody Bag for those who raise over £30 in sponsorship

At the event

  • Hot and cold drinks plus snacks available to purchase
  • Free on-site parking
  • Toilets on-site
  • Dog waste bins on-site
  • You are welcome to bring friends and family along to spectate
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Entry costs £10 for dog (plus owner!).

Entry is for one dog per adult (18+). Accompanying children aged 8-17 go free!

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Would you like to bring someone with you?

If you’d like someone or a few people to come along with you to run with your dog, additional adults are £6 each.
Accompanying children aged 8-17 go free!

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Do you have more than one dog who you would like to take part?

If you have additional dogs, they can take part too as long as they come with an accompanying adult. Additional dogs and adults cost £10.
Accompanying children aged 8-17 go free!

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Would you like to invite friends and family to watch?

No problem! You can bring friends and family along to spectate for free.

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Event Rules:

  • One dog per adult (18+)
  • Only adults can register to take part and bring a competing dog/s. Children aged 8 years and over are able to take part with you but must be accompanied by the adult at all times
  • Dog/s must be at least 12 months old and be able to be kept under control
  • Dog/s must remain on leads at all times. Slip leads are not permitted. We would highly encourage you to use a harness for your dog/s if this is something they are used to
  • The dog/s should be able to deal well with large groups of dogs and people and be well socialised/friendly and calm around them
  • Any dogs that show aggression will be asked to leave
  • Owners must pick up after their dogs. Please bring dog waste bags with you and there will be waste bins on site
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Dogs love mud!

They also love and need exercise especially in areas that offer a range of new scents, textures under paw and areas to explore. Our Dirty Dog Dash does just that. Set within the grounds of a large farm and with up to 200 other dogs taking part; your dogs senses will be alight with new exciting smells and terrain to explore.
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If at any time your dog becomes uncomfortable or nervous, there will be other routes which you can take. Please speak to one of the St Michael’s team on the day.

There will be watering stations and dog treats available on the day.

Could you be one of
our top fundraisers?

The money you raise for St Michael’s makes a life-changing difference, and we’d love you to try and raise as much sponsorship as possible for your dash!

Click here for the Dirty Dog Dash sponsorship page and see how much you could raise.

Let’s get those paws muddy for St Michael’s

Sign up for our Dirty Dog Dash