Great Global Greyhound Walk
The Great Global Greyhound Walk is an annual dog-walking event that brings together greyhounds, lurchers, other sighthounds and their owners to raise awareness of the breeds and show the public just what wonderful pets they make.
Become a part of the Great Global Greyhound Walk family, join in the fun and help us beat previous years totals whilst promoting greyhounds and all their sighthound cousins.
All the info you need can be found on this site but, for all the latest news, come and join us in our Facebook group.
*** GREAT GLOBAL GREYHOUND WALK 2021 ***
*** 2021 FINAL WALK RESULTS ***
Thanks also to all the walk organisers and walkers worldwide who contributed to such a great total despite COVID restrictions.
7,509 sighthounds took part in 343 walks across 27 countries.
To see the results, click on the link below:
GGGW 2021 PDF Global Results OVERVIEW
Following on from the cancellation last year due to Coronavirus, the Great Global Greyhound Walk of 2021 was a huge success. We asked everyone to join in with our theme of Bold and Blue, and they certainly did with many humans and hounds dressing up.
The annual event aims to raise awareness of greyhounds, and their sighthound cousins, as great pets. Originally started in the UK, it is now very much a global affair. This year 343 walks took place, with more countries than ever before taking part. From London to Auckland, Perth to New York, Cape Town to Dublin, hound owners walked ‘together’ on Sunday 19th September.
In total 7,509 sighthounds participated in the worldwide celebration and awareness day.
Despite covid restrictions and lockdowns in some areas, people could still participate by registering private walks. They could walk safely alone but be a part of this unique event.
Highest attendance for a walk was 217 in Yorkshire, England, closely followed by 213 in Hexham, Northumberland. What an amazing spectacle to see this amount of hounds together.
Date for the Great Global Greyhound Walk 2022 is to be announced, and the aim will be 10,000 hounds!
For a glimpse of what GGGW is all about, please view our 2021 promotional video here – Great Global Greyhound Walk 2021 Whats it all about?
Sadly GGGW 2020 was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions
The 2019 ‘Great Global Greyhound Walk’ was another record-breaking, year. We saw more sighthounds than ever, both in the UK and all around the world, joining in. The hope for the future is to further increase on numbers and global coverage – with the aim of 10,000 participating hounds!