With special “working dog” permission from the Blue Cross Committee Ron will be participating in the 2023 Zimbabwe Blue Cross Ultra Marathon as a relay participant with his human companion Jane. This will be the first time a dog takes part in the event. They will be competing to raise funds for Zimbabwe’s SPCA who are trying to help rescued and injured animals in Zimbabwe. The Blue Cross Ultra Marathon is held every year in August. Competitors can walk, run, cycle and motorbike the 500km from the lowest point of Zimbabwe, the Save Conservancy in the Lowveld, to the highest point Mount Nyangani.
Jane and Ron have been in training for the event. There is a GoFundMe page that has been set up for them called, “Ron’s 2023 Blue Cross Challenge” https://www.gofundme.com/f/rons-2023-blue-cross-challenge
They aim to raise three thousand pounds to participate in the event which is then donated to the Zimbabwe SPCA.
You can also follow more of their adventures and training on Jane’s website where she writes various blogs: https://www.thefrogandfern.com/archives/1860