Best Paw Forward

Put your Best Paw Forward this March 2023!

The Best Paw Forward is an active challenge that you can walk, run, cycle or exercise in any way you like to help raise funds and awareness for the animals in your local RSPCA Animal Centre during March.

You pick your distance, method and pace which can be part of your daily exercise or a personal goal, all we ask is that you raise some funds for the animals in our centre while you do it!

Pick your distance:

Choose your method :

10 miles


20 miles


30 miles


 Or however you want to cover the miles; laps of your garden….walking your canine companion… or even exercising on the treadmill counts!

 Record your miles using the Strava App, a Fitbit, pedometer, or any other step count method that suits you and that’s it!

Your challenge must be completed by 31st March and all entrants who raise a minimum of £20 sponsorship will be sent a special RSPCA HHB medal and all dog walkers will be awarded a goodie bag for their canine companion!

Simply use the button below to sign up for just £3. We will then email you all of the information you need: sponsor form,event info in a handy downloadable link within 48 hours of sign up – and you’re ready to go! 

The challenge will end on March 31st, plus anyone who raises over £20 in sponsorship will receive their very own Best Paw Forward medal in the post!


To speak with our team at any time please email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Check out some of our previous Best Paw Forward challengers for inspiration!

Lynne and her hamster Dottie took on the Best Paw Forward Challenge by choosing to cover 26.2 miles in March (a full marathon!). Lynne chose to cover the distance by tracking her walk mileage.... whilst Dottie helped by running in her wheel! Raising an amazing £85 through sponsorship!
Lynne & Dottie the hamster
Best Paw Forward 2021
" I chose to complete 30 miles in March by running a mile a day! I managed to raise £130 on a Facebook fundraiser (and inviting family & friends to donate and keep me motivated!) I'm so chuffed I completed my goal distance and love my medal. My dog Angel even joined me for a few miles too!"
- Fay
Best Paw Forward 2022
Emily, Zach, Molly & Annie raised an astounding £240.90 by taking on the challenge as a family collective. They chose to complete 30 miles and more than doubled their target by walking 35 miles, running 10 and cycling 22! Totalling an incredible 67 miles... what an amazing achievement!
- Emily, Zach, Molly & Annie
Best Paw Forward 2021

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