Run a ‘virtual’ marathon for pets in need.

Run a 26.2 mile marathon in May… but not necessarily all in one go! Join in the fun, challenge yourself, get fitter… and help Blue Cross rescue and rehome more pets in need.

Sign up. Get sponsored. Save lives.

Run a mile a day or set yourself a bigger challenge and complete in a day or a week! Run solo, with a friend or with your dog. Get out and about in your local area or jump on the treadmill or cross-trainer. You can even put the miles in by doing laps of your garden. The choice is yours. 

Sign up for the Blue Cross Rescue Run today.

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



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

On average it costs Blue Cross £909 to care for and rehome a dog and £567 to care for and rehome a cat.* Your support is vital in helping Blue Cross keep its doors open to sick, injured and homeless pets.

So what are you waiting for? Your medal is ready and waiting for you....

Sign up for the Blue Cross Rescue Run today.

For more information on this event. Please head on over to our Rescue Run FAQ's.

Blue Cross is a registered charity in England and Wales (224392) and in Scotland (SC040154). A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales under company number 00363197. Registered address Shilton Road, Burford, Oxfordshire, OX18 4PF.

*These figures are based on average costs from our rehoming centres in 2020.