Ruff Dugger is becoming a popular fixture for can-cross fanatics, combining running with your dog along rivers, through mud, over obstacles and all with a non-competitive, fun feel to the whole event. Enter as a team or individually. Also open to kids.
This free four-day festival covers everything from short strolls to longer walks, and explores the growing trend of cani-cross (running with your dog) and nordic walking. All events are guided, and take place around Vogrie, Gorebridge and Dalkeith. See website for full programme.
You don’t have to have a black dog to enter this 5k cani-cross race along Pettycur Sands in Fife â€“ but you do need some sort of dog! Strictly limited to just 65 entrants, this end of season race is organised by Cani-Sports Scotland. See website for full details.
The muddy obstacle race returns to Scotland â€“ so Neil Braidwood has a trial run. Read more ›
This is walking your dog with a difference. If you are familiar with the sport of cani-cross, you’ll know that you run with your dog pulling you on a harness. Factor in some mud and obstacles and you have the Ruff Dugger.
This event is held in the early evening, so that it is a bit cooler for the dogs â€“ that said, there will be mud and river crossings to cool contestants down! There is also a maze â€“ so sign up for a great race.
This is walking your dog with a difference. If you are familiar with the sport of cani-cross, you’ll know that you run with your dog pulling you on a harness. Factor in some mud and obstacles and you have the Ruff Mudder.
Held over two days in the fantastic Auchinleck Estate, you will have to negotiate caves, ruins and of course mud ditches. You can enter as a team with or without a dog, and you can run, bike or scoot the 3km course. See website for full details.
A shared passion is a good basis for a relationship. Three couples reveal how their shared love for Scotlandâ€™s great outdoors brought them together. Read more ›
The Peebles Outdoor Film Festival returns, with some sought-after speakers and spectacular films. There’s lots of variety, including an outstanding line up of adventure films, speakers (headlined by Mark Beaumont on the opening Friday) and hands-on sessions (from wildlife photography to canicross). Full programme here.
This popular borders-based running festival manages to cram in a 38-mile three peaks ultra marathon, a relay race, a canicross race, a half marathon, a 10k and a wheelchair and handbike race all in the space of two days. See the website for more details.
Got a dog? Bored walking the same route day in day out? Then you should try Canicross â€“ a growing sport where you run with your dog in low-key events across Scotland. It’s a great way to have more fun with your dog. There is even a prize for the muddiest pair in the race…
You can register here
Find out more about the sport here.