RESULTS FROM SUNDAY, JUNE 9TH, 2019
The Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW), an annual dog walking event with the aim of raising awareness of greyhounds as great pets, had every reason to celebrate its 10th year on Sunday 9th June 2019, with an overall attendance of 8,795 hounds that smashed the previous highest total (recorded last year) by over 2400!
In this record breaking year, 275 registered walks took place across the world, from the USA and Canada to the Philippines and from the Highlands of Scotland to Jersey and Australasia, greyhounds, with their owners, supporters and lovers, walked ‘together’ to raise awareness of the breed as the great pets they are. England hosted 3 walks, and Australia 2 walks, that had over 200 hounds participating, however it is important to note that every hound that attends a registered walk is counted and contributes to the final total, therefore the smaller attendances of single figures are just as important to help spread the message.
From its small beginnings, the walk has continued to increase in popularity, exposure and coverage.
GGGW is the brainchild of Greyhound Walks, a registered charity based in East Anglia, with the aim of socializing and promoting greyhounds as pets by organizing local walks. In 2009 they decided to have an annual ‘Great British Greyhound Walk’ to include the whole of the UK. Each year popularity grew and in 2014 the walk became a global event.
Greyhounds are one of the most historic and iconic breeds of dog, famed for their incredible athleticism, noble stature, gentle nature and calm temperament. Greyhounds make great companions, they love human company, walk nicely on the lead, adapt to many different lifestyles and contrary to popular belief, they don’t require much exercise – just two 20 minute walks a day, although many can enjoy much more too. They really are 40mph couch potatoes!
With thanks to all our dedicated walk organizers, the GGGW team, our sponsors and every single hound that participated. Our thoughts immediately move onto next year… Hopes are high that the walk in 2020 will be even more successful and 10,000 hounds is the aim!
Save the date! – Sunday 14th June 2020.