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Run a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon for cats

  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2023
  • Your own route
  • £20 registration fee

Take on Miles for Moggies this May! Choose from a 5k, 10k, half marathon or marathon run and on completion you'll be rewarded with an awesome medal.

Join in with cat-lovers across the UK and achieve something amazing for moggies just by taking part, or go the extra mile and get sponsored for your challenge!

Let's do it!

What is Miles for Moggies?

Cats Protection's Miles for Moggies is a virtual running challenge. It is open to everyone to take part, whether you are a keen runner or challenging yourself to your first 5k.

How far do I have to run?

You can decide which challenge would best suit you! This year, there are four distances to choose from:

  • 5k
  • 10k
  • Half marathon (13.1 miles)
  • Marathon (26.2 miles)

Choose a distance

When does the run take place?

You can register now and choose your own date to do your miles! We also had a virtual race day on 28 May where many challengers took part 'together' on the same day.

Where can I do my miles?

You can take part anywhere! All you need is some running trainers and a way to track your miles. You can go at your own pace and combine running, jogging and walking to complete the distance.

How much money do I have to raise?

It costs £20 to sign up which includes your medal and will support our work to make sure every moggy finds a loving 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.

Can I get a t-shirt to wear for my run?

Absolutely! You can buy a yellow Cats Protection tech t-shirt to wear with pride during your challenge. The t-shirts cost £18 and you can choose to add a t-shirt as an option on sign up.

Why should I do Miles for Moggies?

You'll feel incredible as you accomplish your running goals and earn your exclusive Miles for Moggies medal - all while knowing you're helping to give an unwanted moggy a second chance at life.

Sign up now

How you will help cats

Teams at our 30 centres and around 210 branches work tirelessly to help mistreated moggies but they couldn't do it without your support.

  • £30 could go towards the purchase of a handheld microchip scanner
  • £47 is the average cost of neutering one cat, which could in turn prevent thousands of unwanted kittens from being born
  • £180 could pay for a health check, vaccinations, neutering, worming and blood testing to get a cat ready for homing

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

I'll do it for the cats!

How to take part

You can sign up for the Miles for Moggies virtual running challenge in five easy steps:

  1. Click a sign-up button
  2. Nominate a local Cats Protection branch or centre to support
  3. Choose your run distance and add a t-shirt if you wish
  4. Complete the sign-up form
  5. Set up a JustGiving page and get sponsored for your challenge

You'll receive an email welcoming you to the team, followed by tips and support to get you started!

Sign up now

Get in touch

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

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