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Adventure Dog Cross-Country Challenge 2020 - April 5

Get ready for an Adventure! 

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 5 April 2020 at the picturesque Wandin Park Equestrian Centre, participants will be mentally and physically challenged by 25 obstacles spread over almost 4km. 

Following a hugely successful 2019 event that raised over $59,000 for homeless animals, 2020 promises to be bigger and better! There will be more mud, more obstacles and more fun for humans and dogs alike. 
This is 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 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 22 March in order to participate. Human entrants must be aged 12 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 participants to raise $250 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 t-shirt” Menze said. 

When: Sunday 5th April 2020, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

WhereWandin Park, 305 Victoria Road, Gruyere, VIC, 3770

For more information and details on how to register, please visit

About Animal Aid

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

MEDIA RELEASE, 6th March 2020

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