for You & Your Hound
If you are a greyhound owner, you may already be familiar with the Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW). This event is organised annually and involves hundreds of walks on the same day all over the world.
The walks are open to everyone, whether you bring a greyhound or not, and they are free to attend. There will likely be fundraising activities taking place though so bring some small change along if you can!
What is the GGGW all About?
This annual dog-walking event aims to raise awareness of greyhounds as companions and family members, as well as bringing all sighthounds owners together to celebrate their joint love of the breed.
They are also a way to raise awareness of greyhounds, galgos and sighthounds in need and educate people on the hardships they go through. It’s a great PR campaign for the wellbeing of this wonderful breed.
Our family have attended the last two walks and it is always a really lovely experience that leaves us instantly wanting and go back again year after year.
Just to give you a sense of how huge this amazing worldwide event is, last year there were 343 walks across 27 countries, with over 7500 sighthounds taking part! Trust me it’s not something you are going to want to miss!
When is the Great Global Greyhound Walk 2022?
This year’s walks are on Sunday 25th September 2022 so put the date in your calendars and don’t miss out!
If you can please share this article with anyone you think might want to attend or contribute. The more the sighthound community knows about this the better!
What should I wear?!
So you want to attend? That’s amazing! Now you need to figure out what to wear! Each year there is a different “theme” put on by the GGGW team to get everyone dressing up and having a bit of fun.
This year the theme is RED!
At Blas & Co we offer a great selection of red Clothing and Accessories for both Greyhounds and Whippets that would be perfect for this big day, no matter your budget!
Printed Zooming and Roaching T-shirts
They are made of super stretchy organic cotton jersey fabric and are really easy to put on and take off.
Cable Knit Jumpers
If you are looking for something a bit more sophisticated – a ‘dress to impress’ kind of vibe – our red brick cable knit recycled cotton jumper is an elegant option
It’s also a perfect light-weight jumper to use throughout the rest of the Autumn season.
The Everyday Range
Our Everyday range of products is available in multiple colours including a vibrant RED, and is a great budget friendly option that does not compromise on quality.
Everything is made using premium organic cotton fabrics and perfect for this or any other walk you go on this year!
At the end of the day the most important thing is to have a great walk and connect with fellow greyhound lovers, but if you can do it in style then that is even better!
How Do I Find my nearest GGGW walk?
If you are as excited as we are and want to attend a walk, you’ll need to visit the official website and find your local walk here.
Once you know where you are going make a note of your walks start time and ensure you arrive with plenty of time to spare. There will be lots of hounds around needing a hug to keep you company!
Our local walks are in Welshpool, Wales (organised by Hector’s Greyhound Rescue) and in Shrewsbury, England (organised by Greyhound Trust Shropshire Borders). We’re not sure exactly which one we’re attending yet, but if you are local please leave a comment below letting us know where you will be!
We really look forward to seeing you and your greyhounds on September 25th. If you are wondering how you will recognise who we are, look for Mozzie and Dora wearing lots of red Blas & Co greyhound clothing and accessories!
See you there!