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Helping us

Marwoofon

Grab your running shoes and take on a running challenge this summer for the RSPCA York Animal Home. The York Mar-WOOF-on is designed as a fun way for everyone to keep fit while raising some money for the RSPCA York, Harrogate and District Branch.

You don't have to be an expert runner, you don't need to do it all at once. We want as many people to take part as possible, so if you're doing it on your own, with friends (furry or otherwise) sign-up today and take part.

We've created 5 running challenges designed for people of all abilities:

  • 10k In a Day - Perfect for those who want to complete their run in one day. Just pick a day that works for you and run a 10k route in one go.
  • Mar-Woof-On - Complete a full 26 mile marathon either in one go or across a 30 day period. It's up to you!
  • The Big Woof! - Challenge yourself to run 100 miles in a 30 days.
  • The Full Yorkshire - Can you complete a full circuit of Yorkshire in just 30 days. This 450 mile challenge is designed for those who are super active and one to give themselves a real challenge.
  • My Own Thing - Pick a challenge that you're comfortable with and let us know how far you're hoping to run

How do I take part?

  1. Decide on whether you would like to take part as an individual or team.
  2. Pick the challenge you want to try and complete.
  3. Sign-up below and pay your £10 entry fee.
  4. Set up your fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Mar-WOOF-on and clicking the orange "start fundraising" button
  5. Start asking your friends and family for sponsorship
  6. Start your virtual run, walk or cycle and have a blast.
  7. Keep us and your supporters updated. Tag us on social media and be sure to use #Marwoofon.
  8. When youve finished don't forget to celebrate, why not host a ‘Finish Line’ virtual event with your brilliant team.
  9. Relax! Sit back and wait for your finishers pack to arrive and enjoy the amazing feeling of knowing you're helping animals across York and Harrogate find their forever home.

How to track your distance:

There are lots of ways to keep a track of your distance. It can be as simple as planning a set route and keeping track of your distance manually. You can also use your favourite fitness apps and trackers.

If you're feeling fancy you can track your progress through Strava:

  1. Download the Strava App and set up a profile. 
  2. Join our running club - https://www.strava.com/clubs/RSPCAYorkHome
  3. Then connect your Strava profile to your justgiving - https://help.justgiving.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007215857-Connecting-your-Fundraising-Page-to-Strava

If you want to be included on our weekly leaderboard, we ask that you keep us updated with your progress by emailing fundraising@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk on Fridays and letting us know how you're getting on.

**REMEMBER TO FOLLOW THE MOST UP TO DATE GUIDANCE ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND DO NOT EXERCISE WITH ANYONE OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD, UNLESS ADVISED OTHERWISE. Visit UK Athletics for the most up to date information. 

IF YOU ARE EXERCISING WITH YOUR DOG MAKE SURE THEY DON'T GET TOO HOT, HAVE PLENTY TO DRINK AND CHECK THE SURFACE TEMPERATURE BEFORE SETTING OFF** Check out this guide for advice on keeping your dogs cool during the summer

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Adopt an animal from us

Can you give one of our animals their forever home? Dogs, cats and small animals - take a look at who's waiting to meet you.

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Can you help us?

From donations to volunteering, we need help to care for the animals that are brought to us, for so many different reasons.

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About Us

We are primarily self-funding and the money we spend in York is raised in York and Harrogate and surrounding areas. Income is also generated by our charity shops in Goodramgate, York, Acomb and Selby.

Find out more

RSPCA York, Harrogate & District Branch

RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH

Telephone: 01904 654949Our reception area is only fully manned during our opening hours, as our staff are attending to animal welfare the rest of the time.

Email: reception@rspca-yorkhome.org.uk

Opening times:
Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed all day Thursday. The York Animal Home is also closed on the first Thursday of every month for staff training.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

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