Animal lovers can now take part in a fantastic obstacle run with their doggie best friend, while raising money for one of the most well-known animal sanctuaries in the country.

The Muddy Dog Challenge is a 2.5km or 5km course humans and their dogs can take part in to raise money for the dogs and cats here at Battersea.

Runs take place all over the country, but this year Gloucestershire dog owners can take part at Stowell Park Estate, just 15 miles from Cheltenham for the very first time.

Organisers say that the course is appropriate for anyone, whether they are a fitness fanatic, or just looking for a fun day out.

This year, you can also register the kids to join you and your four-legged friend at all venues.