With only 12 days to go before the main event, we look ahead at what to expect from the Charity Dog Walk if you're taking part.
You may have recently seen the Great North Snowdogs Charity Dog Walk make front page news with the Sunderland Echo. The Walk is making quite a stir in the city with 100's expected to turn up and take part in the event.
You can register before the event by clicking HERE. If you register online to bring your ticket or apple pass with you so we can sign you in. Alternatively, if you don't have access to the internet you can register on the day with a good old-fashioned pen and paper it's not a problem.
Where are we walking?
We start at Mowbray Park next to the Hiding Lions Snow Dog which is sponsored by Stagecoach North East and head up Blandford Street towards Winter Lily which is sponsored by Wild In Art. here we make a detour and cut through the bridges towards Keel Square where Tails Of the Sea is lying in wait. From here we will cross the Wearmouth Bridge and head towards the Stadium of light for a view of Wonderhound & Spraydog sponsored by Sunderland AFC. We will also be having a drinks stop here where you and your pooch can quench your thirst before continuing on your way. There will also be a big group photo taken at this location.
It's at this point we skip down to the riverside and walk under the mighty Wearmouth Bridge, setting in our sights the National Glass Centre and their dog Frostbite who as you may expect is a little different and made up of glass.
We now hit the home stretch, moving along the river and passed the Sunderland RNLI station hitting the beach at Roker. It's at this point on the walk you can really have some freedom with your dogs. Cat and Dogs beach is a well-known dog-friendly beach and will give you the opportunity to let your dog off their lead and have some fun in the water.
We will finally land at Seaburn and finish next to the final dog, our very own Sparky Sponsored by PetnPony. Here we will hand out some free prizes and goody bags for taking part in the event. There will also be a prize for the dog who raises the most money for the event.
What do I Need?
How Do I Get Home?
From Seaburn, you can get any Stagecoach bus that runs past back into the City Centre or there is a short walk up to the Seaburn Metro Station where you can jump on the train.
Alternatively, if you are feeling fit you can walk back (its only 4 miles).
You can send your sponsorship money to St Oswald's or there will be someone to collect it on the day of the event, You can find more information here.