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What could be better than running through great scenery burning energy and getting the adrenaline pumping? How about doing it with your furry friend right by your side?

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Never tried a dog run? Then isn’t it about time?

A dog run is the ideal event for dog lovers who like to run. Combining two of your life’s best loved things is great for both your fitness and helps strengthen the bond between you. A dog jog is suitable for anybody from fitness fanatics to those who just want a fun day out with their pooch.

Dog running has been growing in popularity as people look for new things to do with their dogs. It’s a great way for dogs to socialise, particularly if they’re quite anxious, and stimulates them mentally which can help prevent destructive behaviour and separation anxiety.

Canicross is a cross-country version of this sport.

Exercising with your pet is a must for all dog lovers and there are a multitude of events available in varied locations to suit all levels of fitness and ability - both human and canine.

So, for your next fitness challenge or for something to add a bit of spice to your running, check out our list of dog running events near you.

Find your next event in our calendar.

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Standard Chartered brings its globally renowned marathon to Vietnam

29 Apr, 2024 (Mon)

The iconic Standard Chartered Marathon sets foot in Vietnam as Standard Chartered announced its title sponsorship for the Hanoi Marathon Heritage Race, starting 2024. The first Standard Chartered Hanoi Marathon Heritage Race, is scheduled to take place on November 3rd, 2024, running through the vibrant streets of Hanoi’s old quarter. This is the first mass participation event title sponsored by Standard Chartered in Vietnam, a market with deep roots and a long heritage since 1904. The inaugural race will be a key milestone as the Bank commemorates its 120th year anniversary in Vietnam in 2024. Standard Chartered Hanoi Marathon Heritage Race will be the 10th race in the Standard Chartered Marathon franchise, which is renowned worldwide for its celebration of endurance, unity, and the pursuit of excellence, upholding high international race standards. Standard Chartered has had a rich history of hosting prestigious marathons worldwide since 1997. Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon is the Bank’s first marathon and the biggest one with the participation of over 70,000 runners pre-covid. This race, along with Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon which is attracting 50,000 runners in 2023, is categorized as World Athletics Gold Label. Ms. Michele Wee, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam, said: “We are very proud to be the title sponsor, bringing the first edition of the Standard Chartered Hanoi Marathon Heritage Race to Hanoi, an event that celebrates the richness of culture and heritage, which resonates with Standard Chartered as one of the oldest international banks in Vietnam. Leveraging the expertise from our Standard Chartered Marathon franchise, we aim to bring the best of traditions and modern race technology to elevate the experience for all." “The Standard Chartered Hanoi Marathon Heritage Race will be a race for everyone – bringing people from all walks of life together to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle, while binding our community through the shared values of resilience and determination,” she said. “Vietnam is a key market in our global footprint. We continue to invest more into the country to better serve our clients, colleagues and the community. Being a title sponsor of a prestigious marque event here reinforces our commitment to Vietnam. We are here for the long run. We are here for good.” she added.
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Asbel Rutto wins the Acea Run Rome The Marathon with a race record

18 Mar, 2024 (Mon)

Among women, Ivyne Lagat wins in 2h24’36" and writes her name in the roll of honor With 2h06’24" the Kenyan Asbel Rutto sets the new race record The Last Cup was awarded to Julia Khvasechko 129 flags are waving on the starting line ROME – Rome woke up to a magnificent day, with the sun caressing all the runners and illuminating their smiles, their desire to party and add a new piece of history to the thousand-year history of this city. Record number of participants and foreigners, male race record, exceptional conditions to embark on the journey towards the 30th birthday on March 16, 2025. There were the volunteers of the Roman Legion Historical Group who gave a solemn character to the start of the most attended sporting event in Italy by making the ancient shoes resonate while the musical band of the Municipal Police Corps of Rome Capital sang the Anthem National under the watchful eye of the Colosseum. It was then the Councilor for Major Events, Sport and Tourism of Rome Capital Alessandro Onorato who gave the official start at 8.30 am to around 19 thousand marathon runners, almost 11 thousand from abroad, who set off in the four waves to go and conquer the streets of the Eternal City. 40 thousand hearts fueled by the strength of the values of sport, friendship, solidarity, the desire to redeem obstacles. Before the official start, departure at 8.25 for the Inix pushers and the wheelchair athletes including the Paralympic athlete Toni Milano. THE POPE’S GREETING TO THE ANGELUS – "I welcome with pleasure the participants in the Rome Marathon, the traditional celebration of sport and brotherhood. Also this year, on the initiative of Athletica Vaticana, numerous athletes are involved in the “relays of solidarity”, becoming witnesses of sharing", Pope Francis’ comment at the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. FINISH (MEN) – Final solo by the Kenyan Asbel Rutto who with 2h06’24" (2’59"/km) wrote a new course record, improving the 2:06:48 of the Ethiopian Bekele Tefera Fikre who won it in 2022 and his personal best of almost 3’. Place of honor for Brian Kipsang in 2h07’54" followed by Sila Kiptoo in 2h08’08" who precedes a long trail of ten Kenyans. Great race by Edgardo Confessa (Km Sport) who rose to 14th position and closed his efforts in 2h26’02" (3’28"/km). Silver medal for Ettore Scardecchia (Asd Running Evolution) in 2h28’33" followed by Fabrizio Meoli (Int. Security) with 2h29’15". “Winning in such a beautiful city with a new race record is a great emotion. I struggled several times on the cobblestones but I was very sure of my condition and my goal. True, the last 10km I was a little tired and I suffered a little from the heat but the motivation was very high. I’m not at all surprised by my move to the half marathon so early: my legs responded well and I wanted to give my best. I managed to admire this fantastic city a little and I have to thank the large audience who supported me throughout the entire journey,” said the winning Kenyan. FINISH (WOMEN)-Victory with an extraordinary personal best for the Kenyan Ivyne Lagat who finishes her efforts in 2h24’36 “(3’25” / km). The women’s podium was completed by Kenyan Lydia Simiyu in 2h25’10" and Ethiopian Emebet Niguse in 2h26’41". Tenth overall was the first of the Italians Denise Tappatà (Stamura Ancona) who crossed the finish line in 2h47’50" (3’59"/km), followed by Paola Salvatori (US Roma 83) in 2h50’48" and Damiana Monfreda (Amatori Atl Acquaviva) in 2h55’10". “What a satisfaction to win in Rome, I’m very happy with my performance. I improved my personal marathon time by about 16 minutes. I couldn’t ask for anything better. I loved racing in Rome with a huge audience applauding me. I struggled in the last 5km of the race but I held on because I wanted this result too much,” said the winner. Acea Run Rome Photos – 2024
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9 Truly Unique Endurance Events in 2024

27 Feb, 2024 (Tue)

There’s nothing like testing your limits amid jaw-dropping scenery. Think the frozen grandeur of Antarctica, the Himalayan peaks and 7th century imperial Chinese landmarks. Not only do these races offer a grueling physical challenge, but they also give you the chance to explore some of the planet’s most breathtaking and unique destinations. Read on to find out Ahotu’s top 2024 endurance events that take place in truly unique locations. 1. HAUT – High Atlas Ultra Trail (Morocco) Discover the exceptional beauty of the High Atlas Mountains, navigating through secret villages, waterfalls, and steep peaks in this demanding – but rewarding – ultra trail. Imlil, Morocco 01-02 Jun, 2024 2. Antarctic Marathon & Half Marathon (Antarctica) Submit to the ultimate test of endurance in the frozen wilderness of Antarctica. Participants brave sub-zero temperatures as they conquer the southernmost marathon on Earth. Patriot Hills, Antarctica 13 Dec, 2024 3. Great Wall Marathon (China) Run along one of the world’s most iconic landmarks, tackling thousands of steps and steep ascents as you traverse the ancient Great Wall of China. Huangyaguan, China 18 May, 2024 4. Patagonian International Marathon (Chile) Take in the untamed beauty of Patagonia as you race through Torres del Paine National Park, surrounded by glaciers, mountains, and crystal-blue lakes. Punta Arenas, Chile 07 Sep, 2024 5. Pursuit in Paradise Aitutaki Marathon (Cook Islands) Embark on a tropical island oasis on the enchanting island of Aitutaki. This marathon takes in Aitutaki’s extraordinary beauty, and you can wind down in the island’s lagoons afterwards. Aitutaki, Cook Islands 30 Apr-02 May, 2024 6. Lavaredo Ultra Trail (Italy) Challenge yourself amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites, tackling rugged trails and high-altitude passes in one of Europe’s most prestigious ultra marathons. Cortina d’Ampezzo, Veneto, Italy 26-29 Jun, 2024 7. Inca Trail Marathon (Peru) This thrilling endurance challenge takes place amidst the stunning landscapes of Peru. Navigate ancient Inca trails, steep mountain passes, and the breathtaking scenery of the Andes Mountains. Machu Picchu, Peru 06 Jun, 2024 8. Everest Trail Race (Nepal) Explore the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. Participants tackle high-altitude trails, snowy peaks, and remote mountain villages as they journey through Nepal’s stunning landscapes. Khatmandu, Nepal 11 Nov, 2024 9. Big Five Marathon (South Africa) Experience the thrill of running alongside Africa’s iconic wildlife in the Entabeni Game Reserve, where lions, elephants, and rhinos roam freely amidst stunning savannah landscapes. Entabeni, South Africa 15 Jun, 2024 42 km Want to know more? Ahotu has 40,000 events from 28 different sports – your next challenge is just around the corner.
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