Great Global Greyhound Walk
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?
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 sighthounds.
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.
In 2021, we had another record breaking year!
7,509 sighthounds walked around the globe across 343 walks in 27 countries!
Although this didn’t break the 2019 record of 8,795 sighthounds, it was a fantastic turn out considering some many countries still had covid restrictions! Well done everyone!
In 2021 we welcomed Switzerland, Norway, Lithuania and South Africa who held a walk with us for the 1st time!
Thanks also to all the walk organisers and walkers worldwide who contributed to such a great total despite COVID restrictions.
To see the results, click on the link below:
GGGW 2021 PDF Global Results OVERVIEW
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.
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. You can see the top 10 walks by ‘Globe’ and ‘Country’ here.
The Great Global Greyhound Walk 2022 will take place on Sunday 25th September 2022 and the aim will be 10,000 hounds!
Can we make 2022 10,000 participating hounds and 28 Countries…..???