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Back in 2025! Roam 15, 50 or 100 miles – all in the name of cats

  • 1 - 28 Feb 2025
  • Wherever you wish
  • £20 registration fee *includes a Cats Protection beanie!*

Thank you so much to everyone who roamed and raised money for cats this February. The Big Winter Roam will be back in 2025! 

Start your year off strong by completing 15, 50 or 100 miles during February and braving the cold for cats, so they don’t have to.

You'll have the freedom to choose how to reach your distance goal – whether that’s a walk every day in February or a week of intense strolling sessions. However and wherever you choose to wander, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

To help you stay snug while you roam for cats, we’ll send you an exclusive Cats Protection beanie when you register!

Register interest for 2025

What is the Big Winter Roam?

Cats Protection's Big Winter Roam is a walking challenge taking place during February. It's open to everyone of all abilities to take part.

Ready to roam right now? So are we! You can sign up to Roam for Cats at any time.

How far do I have to walk?

You can decide which of the following distances best suits you and you can complete your miles in your own way.

  • 15 miles
  • 50 miles
  • 100 miles

When can I sign up?

Registrations for the 2024 Big Winter Roam are now closed but you can register interest for our Big Winter Roam 2025. Or, if you're ready to roam right now, you can sign up to Roam for Cats at any time.

Roam for Cats

When does the walk take place?

You can choose to walk your miles at any time across any number of strolling sessions throughout the month of February. Whatever works for you works for us.

Where can I do my miles?

Anywhere! All you need is some appropriate footwear for your walk and to dress for the weather, the rest is up to you.

How can I track my miles?

There are many apps you can use to track your distance, but we recommend Strava. Alternatively, you can map out your route in advance or following your walk and record the distance.

How much money do I have to raise?

It costs £20 to sign up which includes your exclusive Cats Protection beanie and will support our work to make sure every moggy finds their loving forever home. You can also set up a JustGiving page and fundraise for your challenge, meaning your miles will make an even bigger impact on the cats that need our help.

Why should I take on the Big Winter Roam?

You’ll feel amazing inside and out as you accomplish your Big Winter Roam. Not only will this challenge get you strolling in the fresh winter air, each step you take will be a step towards a better life for cats across the UK.

Got another question about the Big Winter Roam? Take a look at the FAQs here.

How your miles will help cats

Without your support, the teams at our 34 centres and around 200 branches simply wouldn’t be able to provide the incredible level of care they do on a daily basis for moggies in need of our help.

  • £20 could cover the cost of 12 blankets, providing comfort and warmth to a number of cats while they wait to find their new home 
  • Just £50 could cover the cost of feeding 250 cats in our care for a day
  •  £100 could provide a microchip scanner to one of our facilities to check all new cats coming into our care and help reunite them with their owners

You can choose any local Cats Protection branch or centre to receive 100% of your registration fee and the funds you raise from your challenge, helping the cats in your area.

Get in touch

Thank you for your support. If you have any questions, take a look at the event FAQs here, or you can contact our Events team at or call 01825 741 960.

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