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Get Out And Go With Your Dog Through ParkRun And Dogfit Partnerships

Heritage dog food brand Skinner’s, have announced a partnership with parkrun, that is encouraging the nation to ‘Get Out and Go!’ with their dogs.

A recent survey by Skinner’s and parkrun found that dog owners like to get active with their dogs. In addition to regular walks, 70% regularly partake in a run or long jog with their dog and 25% already take their dogs to parkrun events.

woman runs with dog

With some great parks across the UK, Skinner’s is asking parkrunners to think about bringing their canine companions to those parkrun events this October (but be sure to read the rules on where you can participate with dogs and what leads you can walk, jog or run with) all whilst being fuelled by Skinner’s new dog food range Get Out and Go! A range of dog food which supports active dogs with diets to maintain energy and wellbeing.

“We’re proud to welcome Skinner’s to the parkrun family. We know how many parkrunnners already enjoy the company of their dog on a Saturday morning and with Skinner’s expertise and values, we look forward to working towards a happier and healthier planet together.”

Nick Pearson, parkrun CEO:

Get Out and Go! supports whatever activities and adventures dog owners choose and offers complete wet and dry foods, training treats and innovative energy recovery bars all in 100% sustainable packaging, which is widely recyclable, allowing you to keep yourself, your dog and the planet happy.

Man Running with dog

From muscle and joint health to skin and coat condition, as well as boosting immunity and promoting stamina and recovery, there’s a diet in the Skinner’s Get Out and Go! range that’s right for every active dog.

Tim Hansell, Skinner’s CEO says: “We are delighted to be the official dog food supporter of parkrun. The partnership is a natural fit for us, building on shared values of community, wellbeing and sustainability.

At Skinner’s we believe there’s no greater feeling than being in the great outdoors, and it’s even better with a dog by your side. With over 50 years of nutritional know-how, we understand what it takes to keep dogs active, healthy and ready for a challenge.

With our new Get Out & Go! range, we want to inspire people to put down their devices and Get Out & Go! on adventures (big or small) with their dogs (including parkrun), to reconnect with the great outdoors and to enhance wellbeing together.”

Launched in 2004 in Bushy Park London, parkrun has since gone from strength to strength with more than 4 million registered parkrunners in the UK.

Studies show that dog owners are four times more likely to meet physical activity levels, as they motivate us to get outside and exercise, which boosts endorphins for both parties, all whilst reaping the benefits of fresh air, vitamin D, and a strengthened bond between you and your canine companion.

Participants and their canine companions can choose from more than 700 5k events across the country to embrace the great outdoors whilst exercising with their dogs.

To purchase the new, Get Out & Go! range visit www.skinners.co.uk  

To sign up for you to participate in parkrun visit https://www.parkrun.org.uk/.

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