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Rescue Run

01 May 2020 to 31 May 2020

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The 2020 event has now closed. Please check back for updated information on future events. Alternatively please complete the form below to be the first to hear about our future challenge events via email.

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Run a 26.2 mile marathon in May… but not necessarily all in one go!  

Run a mile a day or set yourself a bigger challenge! Run solo or with a pup. Push a baby buggy, jump on the treadmill or cross-trainer in the garage. You can even put the miles in by doing laps of your garden. The choice is yours. 

This is a virtual event you can do in your community whilst keeping yourself safe with social distancing.

You’ll feel good… for lots of reasons 

Not only will it feel amazing when you complete your ‘virtual’ marathon – you’ll feel even better knowing you’re helping to give pets the chance of a healthy life in a happy home.  

You deserve a medal  

Everyone who completes a marathon deserves a shiny medal. And that goes for our Rescue Run too! You’ll also receive a finishers certificate to acknowledge your achievement and the difference you’ve made to pets in need.  

Places are strictly limited, so what are you waiting for? Sign up for the Blue Cross Rescue Run today. 

Please note when taking on new exercise it’s best to consult your doctor. Although light to moderate exercise is good for you it is not recommended that you take on a full marathon in one go during this period of uncertainty with Covid-19, as putting too much stress on your body can have a negative effect. So do feel free to walk or jog if needed and take it in manageable steps. 

This is a solo run or only with those within your household. Current government guidelines are if you are well, have no symptoms and follow social distancing guidelines, running outside is still OK. So feel free to go out and enjoy the sunshine (and stay hydrated). However if at any point you are feeling unwell with symptoms of Covid-19 please do not undertake exercise. Please rest and follow government advice.

Fatima Whitbread MBE, former Olympian, World and European Javelin Champion is supporting Rescue Run.

“My dog Bertie means the world to me. Our pets are so important, especially now when we are faced with such huge challenges to overcome in every aspect of our lives. Keeping fit and healthy whilst social distancing can be difficult, particularly because people cannot exercise together, but Blue Cross’s Rescue Run is a fantastic way to keep fit whilst being part of a virtual community event, with the added benefit of raising funds to help pets who are desperately in need of help right now. ”

Little Elton needed rescuing urgently 

Elton was found sheltering underneath some bushes in a front garden. The little lop-eared rabbit must’ve been so frightened with no one to take care of him. Luckily for Elton, the homeowner discovered him and brought him to Blue Cross.  

At first Elton was bewildered and nervous. Hollie Jones, Animal Welfare Assistant, said: “Elton is a lovely boy. He will hop over to you to say hello… but then loses confidence. We’ve been taking things slowly so he learns to trust us. Considering the ordeal he’s gone through we’re really pleased with how well he’s doing.” 

After being vaccinated and given the all-clear by our vets, Elton was ready for a fresh start in a happy new home. By taking part in our Rescue Run, you can change the lives of more pets like Elton.