DogFit awarded Highly Commended with ukactive

Posted by Ginetta George, 29th August 2021

DogFit International achieve ‘Highly Commended’ in the hotly contested Supplier of the Year category at the ukactive Awards 2021.

Leading Canicross company DogFit International has been recognised amongst the best in class of the physical activity sector at the prestigious ukactive Awards 2021 for their work encouraging and supporting people to get fit with their dogs.

DogFit win UK Active Highly Commended Award

Canicross kit supplier and training company, DogFit, was Highly Commended in the hotly contested Supplier of the Year category which was presented by Paralympic champion and ukactive Chair, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, and Olympian, Professor Greg Whyte.

This year’s awards recognised organisations’ demonstrating an exceptional response to Covid 19 and showing excellence in face of adversity. DogFit evidenced the impact of their work in promoting the sport of Canicross and helping get more people, more active, more often.

Canicross is the sport of hands-free trail running with your dog. It originated from the sledding community and has grown exponentially since DogFit were established in 2015.

DogFit’s mission from the beginning has been to make Canicross as inclusive as possible; people and dogs of all ages and ability can take part in this great way to get fit, with the option to Cani-trek (hands-free walk) if they prefer. As a result, DogFit have introduced thousands of people to Canicross.

hands free running with dogs

DogFit manufacture and supply Canicross sports equipment which includes a special harness for the dog, a running belt for the human and a line used for attaching the dog to the human. They are also a CIMSPA Training Provider partner; the only Canicross company to be recognised as providing the highest standards of quality and service delivery in their sector. DogFit train sports professionals and dog trainers alike to teach Canicross and have certified Trainers based both in the UK and overseas.

Gail Walker, co-founder of DogFit said: “It is such an honour to receive this prestigious award from ukactive as recognition for all the work we have done over the past six years to introduce thousands of people and their dogs to the wonderful sport of Canicross.”

Ginetta George co-founder of DogFit said: “As we continue to improve and innovate, we remain committed to encouraging and supporting our customers and their dogs to enjoy keeping fit and active; whether their goal is to simply enjoy the social side of the sport, run their first 5k or compete in events.


DogFit was founded by Gail Walker and Ginetta George in 2015, and they lead the way when it comes to helping people and their dogs enjoy the growing sport of Canicross, hands-free trail running with your dog. Passionate about encouraging and supporting people and their dogs to get fit, they manufacture and supply quality kit, provide support in selecting the best equipment to use and have over 50 Certified Canicross Trainers across the UK and overseas who deliver classes including our popular DogFit Couch to 5k programme.

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