Take on the Human and K9 Challenge with your furry friend this weekend

Make your walking trip with your dog a little more challenging this weekend by participating in the Human and K9 Ultimate Challenge.

Human & K9 Challenge have organised a four-hour wadi hike for dog owners at Al Jais in Ras Al Khaimah from 8.30am, on Friday, December 11.

Set out with your pooch on this moderately challenging trek in the scenic outdoors of the Northern Emirates. The challenge is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness, including those new to hiking. Checkpoints will be set up at regular intervals to ensure the safety of participants.

The RAK Wildlife Project will also give a session on UAE’s nature and wildlife to interested participants.

Residents who do not own a dog can “adopt” one from K9 Friends a day before the event begins.

Food and cold refreshments will be available at base camp, and kiosks selling outdoor equipment and dog food will also be set up on the day.

• The challenge begins at 8am in Ras Al Khaimah. Registration costs Dh250 for one person with one dog; Dh400 for a team of two people and a maximum of two dogs; Dh1,000 for a team of five people with a maximum of five dogs. To register, email info@hk9.ae. Visit www.hk9.ae for details