Summer is here and the holiday season has begun with beach breaks, woodland retreats and longer days to explore our stunning countryside.
As summer temperatures rise, it's time to cool it with long dog runs and take things at a slower pace with lovely cooler walks with your paws.
Step it up with your doggies in the evenings, weekends and as part of your British holidays to keep you active, happy and healthy together this Summer.
Paw Runner offers a selection of virtual challenges for all fitness levels as a fun way for you and your doggies to get out and explore.
Whether you are a total beginner or a fitness super star, there is a great selection of challenges suitable for all fitness levels.
When you smash your goal in the given time frame you will receive our unique Paw Runner July medal and a handmade doggy bandana for your pooch.
All our medals are bespoke to the Paw Runner and made out of wood from FSC sustainable sources by an independent UK company.
As part of your challenge entry we will plant a tree on your behalf, to ensure our beautiful countryside and planet has lots of beautiful places for you to enjoy for years to come. The initiative also helps to provide jobs for tree planters all over the world and keep natural habitats for many wildlife.
Join our movement to change your lifestyle for the better, and help save the planet, one paw at a time.
step 1. enter a challenge
We have a great selection of walking and running challenges for all levels of fitness and dog breeds. Work your way up from our bronze packages to our gold packages in your own time, at your own pace, anytime, any place.
Click here to find out how much daily exercise the Kennel Club recommends your breed of dog to have, so you can choose the right challenge knowing that your pooch can physically and safely reach the same goal.
HOW IT WORKS
step 2. Download a tracking app
Join our official Strava Paw Runner Club community and download the app on your phone so you can track every exercise you do. It keeps everything in one place and is a great way to meet other people (and dogs) in our pack, offering encouragement and motivational tips.
You can also use fitness trackers such as Fitbit, garmin or Apple Watch as well as other fitness apps to include 'Map My Run' and 'Fitness Pal'
Don't worry if you don't have a phone or fitness tracker, simply keep a diary of each walk and run you do over the month.
Take your challenge
Our challenges run from the 1st of each calendar month to the end of each month. Once you’ve entered, you’ll have the whole month to work towards your distance goal in however many runs or walks you like, in your own time, pace and what fits around your lifestyle. If you smash your challenge within the given timeframe, you will receive a unique medal and your faithful doggy companion will receive a doggy treat as a reward for all your hard work, dedication and determination together.
At the end of the month you will have 14 days to submit your evidence to us as proof of your amazing achievement.
If you are part of our Strava Paw Runner Club, all you have to do us email us the link to your page and we will then verify your activity. If you are using a fitness tracker just send us a screenshot of your monthly report.
For those of you with a tracking diary, just email us your excel spreadsheet of your activity over the month.
receive your medal
Woo Hoo you've done it!!!!!! What an amazing achievement for you and your paws. Once we have verified your evidence, we will send out your unique medal in the post with your distance on it, and your dogs reward. For every challenge that you partake in, you will receive a unique medal to add to your collection. So why stop there...!!
You've totally got this!!!
Our Bronze challenges are aimed at beginners, whether that be you or your dog.
It's a great way to start your fitness journey and gradually build your levels of fitness. If you get the exercise addiction bug you can set yourself a final goal and work your way through our Bronze, Silver and then Gold Challenges to reach it.
Our Silver challenges are aimed at intermediates who already have a basic level of fitness and are entering the next stage of your fitness journey.
The Silver Challenges will give you that next fitness goal to work towards and motivate you to get well on your way to smashing tougher challenges.
Our Gold challenges are aimed at you if you have a good level of fitness, but want something to encourage you to go further, harder and faster than before.
The Gold Challenges will keep you focussed and push you that extra mile to reach your goals.
You and your dog are truly fitness gurus at this level!!
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We have teamed up with some fantastic sustainable businesses who share the same values as Paw Runner. We are all on the same mission to help you and your dogs to get active for a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Once you sign up to one of our challenges you will receive exclusive codes so you can get some pawsome discounts on all your attire so you are ready to get active in style.