Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DO I BRING MY DOG FOR THE RUN/WALK?
Next year, it will be back in Stanmer Park, Brighton BN1 9SE. For 2021’s Virtual K9 Challenge, you can take your dog wherever you feel comfortable completing your distance.
HOW DO I FIND STANMER PARK? (2022 EVENT)
If coming from Brighton, follow the A270 (in the Lewes direction) and take the first left after Coldean Lane.
The closest railway station is Falmer Railway Station, a five minute walk. Use the subway under the A27 to get to the park. Train times can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk
You can also cycle to the park (limited cycle parking is available, at your own risk).
Stanmer Park is on a major bus route from central Brighton – number 25 or 25X, or the 78 goes right into the park. Full timetables can be found at www.buses.co.uk
WHEN IS IT?
You can complete your 5km or 1km run or walk anytime between 1st June and 30th September 2021.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
The Entry fee is only £10 for you and your dog. This covers the costs of your medal, matching dog tag, bandana, postage and packaging and promotion of the event.
WHAT TIME DO WE NEED TO BE READY TO RUN / WALK? (2022 EVENT INFO)
WHAT TIME CAN WE ARRIVE AND GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK? (2022 EVENT INFO)
WHEN DO I RECEIVE MY RACE NUMBERS? (2022 EVENT INFO)
ARE THERE ANY OTHER RESTRICTIONS REGARDING MY DOG??
IS THE EVENT ORGANISED FOR A CHARITY?
We always donate a percentage of the monies taken from entry fees to an animal related charity. 2021 is still to be confirmed.
HOW DOES MY DOG WEAR A RACE NUMBER? (2022 event info)
MEDALS AND DOG TAGS?
Each entry will get a medal and each dog will be given a matching dog tag for his or her collar.
GOODY BAGS? (2022 EVENT INFO)
WHAT WILL BE DIFFERENT IN 2022?
The new K9 Challenge Dog Show will return, as well as the agility course. Other changes and improvements will be announced via social media.
IS THERE PARKING? (2022 event info)
Stanmer Park has limited parking within its boundaries. All parking within the park itself is now pay and display. Please do not park on the road as this will block the 78 bus route and your car will be towed away. Please arrive early enough to find suitable parking and make your way to the registration desk.
TOILETS & CHANGING FACILITIES? (2022 EVENT INFO)
Unfortunately we will not be providing changing facilities or bag storage so please bring as little as possible to the event, or bring a friend to watch who can look after your belongings and cheer you across the finish line.
ARE THERE ANY RESTRICTIONS? (2022 EVENT INFO)
IS THE RUN CHIP TIMED? (2022 EVENT INFO)
WELFARE FACILITIES? (2022 EVENT INFO)
First Aid facilities will be on site for runners/walkers, and we will have our event vet on call for our furry friends.
WHAT TIME IS THE DOG SHOW AND HOW DO I ENTER? (2022 event info)
Returning for 2022, we will have a K9 Challenge Dog Show! Visit the Dog Show section of our
website for further information. It will start promptly at 10am.
Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds once you’ve entered, as we begin incurring costs as soon as we plan the event. We will happily discuss deferring an entry, please contact the organisers.
At your own risk
On entering the K9 Challenge, you and your dog do so at your own risk. The event organisers shall not be liable for any injury, damage or loss howsoever suffered by participants as a result of their participation. The event organisers take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of injury & there is a detailed risk assessment in place that aims to minimise all risks. However, by entering the K9 Challenge, you acknowledge that there may be circumstances beyond the control of the organisers that can lead to unforeseen risks.
Photography & filming at the event
Please note that you may be filmed or photographed whilst taking part in the event and the film/photographs will be used for marketing purposes only. Entering the event means that you are giving your permission to be filmed or photographed.
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