Spring is the perfect time to get out and about exploring the local countryside with your doggies, especially now you can meet up with friends and go on walks together.
Paw Runner offers a selection of virtual walking and running challenges as a fun way for you and your doggies to get out and explore.
Get fit, healthier and happier together, while strengthening your bond.
This month we have teamed up with K9 Nation to help create awareness of the horrendous dog thefts that are sweeping across our lovely little nation.
Sadly during the pandemic there has been an increase in dog theft by 250% due to the sharp rise in demand for a waggy tailed companion!
Did you know that if your dog was stolen, the offender will get the same slap on the wrist as stealing your laptop??!!
We are on a joint mission with K9 Nation to help change the laws and bring in much tougher sentences for dog theft.
Click the image below to sign the government petition and add your voice to the many calling on the government to reform the laws around pet theft. Make sure to share the petition to get more people signing!
This month, walk or run for #lawsforpaws and help protect our pooches.
We have a great selection of challenges suitable for all fitness levels from beginners and intermediates to advanced.
When you smash your goal in the given time frame you will receive our unique Paw Runner #lawsforpaws medal and a handmade doggy bandana.
For every entry we will donate 10% of the fee to Dog Lost who are the UK's largest lost and found service.
Join our movement to change your lifestyle for the better, and help charities, one paw at a time.
It's time for the Law to change NOW!
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 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!!
NEED THE GEAR?
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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.