I love a good charity event that involves pugs and their people coming together. The 2018 Annual Running of the Pugs was no different. There were loads of pugs, we’re talking a good 50 or more, and their humans all there to have some fun and raise some money for a local dog rescue.
Forget Running of the Bulls
The Annual Running of the Pugs is in it’s 4th year of running and each year it keeps getting bigger and bigger. It started as an event hosted by one of the Sydney based pug meet groups, Campbelltown Pugs & South West, where they had about 10 or so pugs get together to have a race and raise some money for Denise at Paws, a small Sydney dog rescue group.
This year’s Running of the Pugs was bigger and better. The groups organisers did a great job with getting donations for a raffle, prizes & medals for winners of races, treats for puggos turning up and an amazing dog friendly cake for the day. The local newspaper did a great article on the event that led to Weekend Sunrise doing a live cross over on TV to share the awesomeness of Running of the Pugs.
Watch Running of the Pugs
So what exactly is Running of the Pugs? Humans take their pugs to one end of the track whilst another human holds bribes at the other end for the pugs to run toward and when the whilst blows, the pugs run wild. Some run straight to their other humans, some run in circles, others stroll along and some wander off. There are even upg collisions if their not careful.
This year there were a number of different races for pugs to enter. There was the all pugs race, the pug cross race, the golden oldie & disabled pugs race, an all breeds race, a non pug race for siblings of pugs and a couple of free for alls just to have some fun.
Not only was there loads of fun for all the pugs and their humans, the group did an amazing job of raising $690 for Denise at Paws. The 2019 Annual Running of the Pugs will be an event in the Sydney Pug Calender that you won’t want to miss.