Saturday 12 May 2018 sees the third K9 Charity Biathlon with Malpeet K9 Academy! 

It's a 3.5 mile race with around 27 optional obstacles, including jumping, crawling and wading through water, testing the agility and speed of you and your canine companion.

The event ends with a simple obedience test, followed by the presentations - could it be you and your dog claiming the K9 Biathlon title?

In many ways, though, everyone’s a winner; participants spend a fun, challenging day with their dog, and NewLink Wales receives funds to help our work – so the people whose lives we help improve benefit, too.

The event is hosted by Malpeet K9 Academy, one of the world’s top canine training academies, established in 2008 by MD Simon Mallin.  As one of only a few companies within the UK licensed to possess controlled substances for the use of training detection dogs, Malpeet K9 Academy has earned an enviable reputation as one of the UK’s leading training providers. 

"Seeing the way NewLink Wales turn lives around gave me motivation"

‘Malpeet K9 Biathlon is one of the only events of its kind in the UK and is suitable for all types of dogs, regardless of age or size of the dogs (or their owners),’ says Simon. 

 ‘I chose NewLink Wales, a local charity tackling wellbeing issues including substance misuse, as my Charity Partner because my background in the military has given me an insight into the reasons people turn to drugs and alcohol.

‘As a training provider, Malpeet not only teaches the techniques of detecting illegal substances but also the psychology of substance misusers.  Trainees are taught to keep a professional but friendly manner in a conflict situation, which is a vital skill for drug detection dog handlers.  We believe this can only be achieved by educating our trainees about the reality of substance misuse.

‘I’d always wanted to organise a K9 Biathlon. Working alongside this fantastic charity, seeing the way they turn lives around, gave me the motivation to do it, not only for myself but to raise money for this great cause!’

How can me (and my dog) take part?

You can register for the event via our website – just click here to view the event, and book. The cost is £35*, and it’s open to all breeds of dog and all levels of fitness for both the canine challengers and their owners. Please be aware the course may be steep or slippery in places and can be quite physically demanding, but all the obstacles are optional.

We'll see you at the starting line!

Advertising opportunities: sponsorship, programme advert spaces and stalls are available. If you'd like the chance to advertise alongside this very exciting and popular event, get in touch with Sue (see below) to discuss.

Find out more about Malpeet K9 Academy:

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*Book before Monday 31st July 2018, and pay this year's lower cost of £35. £20 of that cost is a non-refundable deposit.

If you need to cancel at any point, let us know. If you're able to cancel before Friday 23rd February 2018, we can refund £15 of the registration fee.


SUE.OBRIEN@NEWLINKWALES.ORG.UK
029 2052 9002