Steps for Pets | Blue Cross
Mon 1 - Wed 31 May 2023 Anywhere

Steps for Pets | Blue Cross

Join animal lovers up and down the country to do 10,000 steps a day for 30 days to get fitter and enjoy more fresh air whilst helping sick, injured and homeless pets.

  • Mon 1 - Wed 31 May 2023

Steps for Pets | Blue Cross



All ages

  • 1 month


Steps for Pets is a virtual walking challenge brought to you by the pet charity, Blue Cross. The challenge is to complete 10,000 steps a day throughout the month of May - that's an impressive 300,000 steps!


  • Walk 10,000 steps a day over the month of May
  • Outdoors, indoors on a treadmill, town, country, flat or hilly - it's up to you!
  • Complete it all at once or break it down by day or week to suit your schedule
  • Sign up solo, with your family, with your pet, or create a team
  • Receive a digital certificate
  • Get sponsored or donate to help support sick, injured and homeless pets

The challenge you need

This challenge is for everyone, regardless of fitness level or ability, and is a great way to get the family more active and caring for animals. Here are just some of the many benefits to you:

  • Lose weight
  • Decrease stress
  • Develop healthier habits
  • Improve physical fitness
  • Sense of achievement
  • Feel happier
  • Spend quality time with your family and pet


Improving mental wellbeing

Getting involved in a virtual challenge like this can help to keep you motivated and healthy, whilst also raising awareness of the charity and showing your support - for an even greater feel-good factor!

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option
  • Wheelchair users

How to track your steps

There are lots of apps and fitness watches that can track your steps, including:

  • Pedometer
  • Strava
  • Runkeeper
  • Map My Walk
  • Many smartphones have a preinstalled ‘Health’ App that tracks your daily steps and distance walked eg. iPhone or Samsung

Posting screenshots of your apps / photos of your pedometer is a great way to promote your progress and share your successes with family and friends, which will also increase your fundraising. You can also post your tracker progress in the Facebook group too!

Family challenge

Spend quality time together as a family as you clock up your steps. The children will love the t-shirts plus dog tags are available to purchase too so that your pet looks the part!

Corporate challenge

  • A fun, physical challenge to bring your team together virtually!
  • You and your colleagues will each complete 300,000 steps over the course of a month
  • Challenge your workmates to see who can reach the goal the quickest


Team benefits

  • Promote and improve physical and mental well-being both at home and at work
  • Improve team engagement
  • Boost morale through this short, fun, physical challenge
  • Achieve CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) goals
  • Team rewards - matching t-shirts


Team fundraising page

Your team can have a joint fundraising page and a joint fundraising target so that you can fundraise collectively to reach a single goal. This helps increase feel-good factor! Your team can set its own fundraising goal.

  • T-shirt


  • Inspirational emails to keep you motivated
  • Fundraising support and materials to help those donations roll in
  • Drawstring bag
  • Digital certificate

Not Included

  • Dog tags are available at an extra cost, so your pooch looks the part too!

  • Fundraising incentives
  • Fundraising materials
  • Fundraising required
  • Fundraising support
  • Submit fundraising up to 1 month after event

Blue Cross

On average, it costs Blue Cross £547 to rescue and rehome a cat or kitten, and £644 to care for and find a new forever home for a dog. They rely on supporters like you to help sick, injured and homeless pets.

By getting sponsored, you’ll raise vital funds to help bring vulnerable pets the care, treatment and love they so urgently need. Along the way, you’ll get fitter, feel exhilarated and enjoy some great moments too.

You are encouraged to raise as much as you’re able. The target on your page is automatically set at £150, which could fund vaccinations for ten cats, provide flea and worming treatment for thirteen rabbits or fund a vet check and neuter for one dog.

  • All ages
  • Entries not yet open
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online
  • Fundraising required
  • Race pack by post

£2.50 entry per dog.

Children are encouraged to join this challenge but must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Entry fees

Entry fee