Dog Jog

July - October 2018
Various park locations across the UK

Dog Jog

Dog Jog is a series of 5k untimed events staged within scenic settings throughout the UK from July to October 2018. 

The Dog Jog series is a unique event aimed at all ages and abilities for you and your dog to get fit and have fun in 2018. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure.


What’s more, when you cross the finish line you’ll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for you and your four-legged friend, as well as a Dog Jog keying collar medal!


Why run for MHA?

Sponsorship form and fundraising pack bursting with inspirational ideas and fundraising tips

Best For Ages training guide

Running t-shirt

Support from our dedicated events team to help you reach your fundraising target.



No matter whether you take part as a group or on your own, every step you and your four-legged friend take will make a huge difference to the lives of older people facing loneliness and isolation.


To learn more about how your fundraising will help to change lives and connect our older generation in communities that care, please visit our Your Impact page





20 park locations to choose from throughout the UK

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: Jul 14, 2018 to Oct 28, 2018 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
Various park locations across the UK

Your entry

Charity Place


Entry fee: £10


Minimum sponsorship: £50

Event registration

Apply online to run for MHA on the Dog Jog website.


If you have your own place in the Dog Jog and would like to fundraise for MHA, please contact the MHA Fundraising Team by emailing or calling 01332 221641.

£16 could could fund a month's lunch club for one older person

£30 could pay for an individual music therapy session

£50 could train a volunteer befriender

£170 could pay for a full set of musical instruments for music therapy

how your money helps

By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.



£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.


£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person.


£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Gift Aid

If you're a UK tax payer you can Gift Aid your donations, making them worth 25% more to us, at no extra cost to you.


We can claim back the tax you have paid on your donation (25p for every £1 you donate) through Gift Aid.


This additional income really does make a big difference, so please don't forget to Gift Aid donations if you are a UK tax payer.


If you are a higher-rate tax payer you can also claim additional tax relief. For higher rate tax payers (paying tax at 40%) this works out as 25p for every £1 you donate and for the highest rate tax payers (paying tax at 50%) this works out as 37.5p for every £1 you donate.

Fundraising online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.


A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!


Matched funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

spread the word

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips...


Share updates and images on Twitter and Facebook @BestForAges. Tag your posts with #BestForAges


Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. Need help? Get in touch with our Press Team. Email


Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by organising a fundraising event at work.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team by emailing or calling 01332 221641.