Virtual Dog Jog
Sat 2 - Sun 31 Dec 2023 Anywhere

Virtual Dog Jog

Take part in the Dog Jog Virtual Challenge! Get fit and have fun with your four-legged friend. Do whichever distance you like, whether that’s 5K or more!

  • Sat 2 - Sun 31 Dec 2023

Virtual Dog Jog



All ages

  • 5 km multi terrain running


Dog Jogs are a fantastic opportunity for you and your canine companion to get some fresh air and exercise.

If you and your four-legged friend are just beginning your journey to being more active and improving your fitness, and are looking for a relaxed, friendly and fun challenge to help motivate you, then Dog Jog is for you!


  • Get fit and have fun with your dog

    Walk, jog or run whatever distance you choose to complete with your dog, whether that’s 5K or a bit more.

  • Wherever and whenever you like

    Take the opportunity to explore a new area together, whether in your local park, or a footpath you've always wanted to explore and at a time that suits you.

  • Sign up solo or create a team

    Individuals, couples, families, friends or colleagues.

  • In one go or break it down

    Split your chosen distance over a number of days or weeks - you don’t need to do it all in one day.

  • Medal and bundle of goodies!

    You also have the option to fundraise for a charity, knowing that each step you take can help those in need can be a great motivation.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Buggy friendly
  • Dogs allowed
  • Families
  • Fancy dress
  • Newcomers
  • Teams
  • Virtual option
  • Wheelchair users

How far?

5K is suggested as a good goal to aim for whether that’s at a brisk walk, a jog or a run. The great thing about this Virtual Challenge is that it’s your challenge and your rules, so you can aim for a longer distance if you’d like or split your chosen distance over a number of days or weeks – it’s up to you and your four-legged friend!

About jogging

Are you new to exercising with your canine companion? If so, there are lots of things to consider when exercising with your dog, and the Dog Jog is no different!

Keep hydrated! It’s important that your dog drinks small amounts regularly – it’s not good for your dog to gulp large volumes of water while exercising, so it’s better to allow him or her to drink a small amount and then come back for some more later. Consider when you plan to eat in advance of the Dog Jog, you and your dog will feel more comfortable if you aren’t exercising on a full stomach.

You will perhaps want to walk a bit, jog a bit and for those pooches who are demanding, maybe even carrying for a bit – this is fine, take as long as you like! However, if you plan to run with your dog, then remember to run at a pace that you and your dog are comfortable with. Also, keep in mind that running on tarmac can be quite stressful for your dog’s joints and paws, so please remember that you can run on the grass rather than a path whenever you like.  

If you do plan to run, consider using an appropriate harness on your dog to ensure that their breathing is not restricted during vigorous exercise and so that they are comfortable and safe when they are running.

How it works

Once you've completed your target distance, here's what to do:

  • Log in to the Dog Jog website and tick a box to confirm you’ve completed it
  • Your finisher’s pack, medal and other items will then be sent to you in the post
  • Your details will be added to the finisher’s listing


It's as easy as that!


  • Park
  • Rural
  • Urban

  • Certificate
  • Goody bag
  • Medal


  • Bright, strong and practical Dog Jog drawstring bag
  • Dog Jog buff for keeping you warm on those colder dog walks
  • Medal and lanyard for 2-legged finishers
  • Collar medal for 4-legged finishers (also great to use as a keyring if your dog doesn’t want to glam it up all the time!)
  • Printable participation number – a larger one for you and a smaller version for each dog involved with the challenge that can be printed and attached to their collar, harness or leash.
  • Personalised finisher certificate
  • An audio barkdown to kick off your challenge in style
  • Added to the Dog Jog Virtual Challenge finisher’s ’pawdium’


You may choose to take part in Dog Jog for a charity of your choice and get sponsored for your efforts! Simply contact your chosen charity for fundraising support.

  • All ages
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
  • Race pack by post
  • Adult entry £10
  • Child entry £8 (under 16)
  • Dog £2.50
  • Additional dog £2.50

Entry fees

Entry fee


Junior entry fee


Entry fee


Highly recommend this event. My dog and I did it for the first time this year!

Such an amazingly organised event and by far the best goody bags and such high quality medals!

We can not wait to run again next year most likely we will do more then one in series because it was such good fun!!! Katie Knowles

An amazing event, one of my dogs suffers with anxiety issues and she loved this event. Tracey J Burlinson-Campbell

Completed the Dog Jog with my lovely boy Jack. Beautiful location to hold it and allowed me to fundraiser for Marie Curie. Helped me battle my social anxiety Kirsty Brown