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Adventure Dog - A Cross Country Challenge - May 27

Animal Aid is welcoming all dog lovers and their canine pals to take part in Adventure Dog - A Cross Country Challenge, to help raise funds to care for all of the animals at Animal Aid.

On 27 May 2018 at the picturesque Wandin Park Equestrian Centre, participants will be mentally and physically challenged by 25 obstacles spread over almost 4km. This will be the perfect event for dogs that love getting out and about, leaping and bounding, wading through water and muddy meadows.

“Picture Tough Mudder with your dog” says Mark Menze, Animal Aid’s Chief Executive Officer. “You will venture over the hills, under the logs, through the mud, you will enter the bush and into the water, all the while enjoying the views across the Yarra Valley towards Mt Donna Buang.

“Friends and family are welcome to come along on the day to give their support, there will be plenty of activities to keep them busy while you hit the course! After completing the challenge you and your four-legged friend will have a chance to re-join your supporters and refuel with plenty of food and drink on offer in the event village.” 

Participants must register via our Go Fundraise page before May 13 in order to participate. Human entrants must be aged 16 or over (consent form signed by legal guardian for those under 18), and dog entrants must be aged one year or over on event day. All humans and dogs must be fit to participate. 

We are asking all entrants to rally the support of their family and friends to support their individual fundraising. We're challenging our under 18's to raise $80, over 18's $200 and teams to raise $1000 to support our work to care for homeless and unwanted animals. 

“Those who accept the challenge and reach their fundraising goal, will join the ranks of our fundraising heroes and will receive a specially commissioned Adventure Dog - A Cross Country Challenge tee!” Menze said. 

Animal Aid has been helping animals in need for 70 years, they receive no government funding to operate and rely heavily on fundraising activities and community support. Every year over 6000 animals come through their doors and each one receives the highest quality care and support until they can find a furever home.

Photo opportunities involving muddy dogs and fun activities will be available on the day.

When: Sunday 27th May 2018, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Wandin Park, 305 Victoria Road, Gruyere, VIC, 3770

For more information and to register, please visit


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