Dirty Dog runs again


The Dirty Dog Challenge, an event where dogs and their owners navigate a mud-filled obstacle course, is on again.

Organised by the Waikato District and Hamilton City councils for the second year, the event is held over two distances, 2.5km or 6km.

The challenge, at the Ngaruawahia Christian Youth Camp on Saturday, June 15, is open to dogs of all shapes and sizes but they must be vaccinated and in good health.

Dogs need to be kept on a lead through the course.

“We want to give something back to all the good dog owners in our communities,” said Waikato District Council Animal Control Education and Engagement Officer Zoey Jackson.

Hamilton’s Animal Education and Control Manager Susan Stanford said it was important to try new things and provide unique experiences for dog owners.

“Last year’s event was very popular and we are excited to be teaming up with Waikato District Council again to bring Dirty Dogs back for dog owners this year. Given the event’s popularity we encourage people to register early so they don’t miss out.”

All profits from the event will go to helping animals in Hamilton and Waikato.

Tickets are $40 for one person per dog and are available here through the council’s website..

• WHEN: From 10am, Saturday, June 15
• WHERE: Christian Youth Camp, 48 Waingaro Rd, Ngaruawahia
• EVENT DISTANCES: 2.5km or 6km options
• COST: $40 for one person and one dog. Second runner $15. (Please note you may only have one additional runner and the second runner must be at least 8 years old.)

For more information about the event, visit www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/dirtydog or www.hamilton.govt.nz/dirtydog.

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