Sept 2017   Entry date announced! Entries will open on 1st October 2017 at 6pm. Oct 2017  SOLD OUT Mad Dog fully subscribed in 12 minutes and sells out in 2 hours, causing severe problems with the entry system. Mad Dog is now full and closed to entries, SORRY!  April 2016   Best 10K in the UK.   Once again (for the third time) Mad Dog is voted the best 10K in the UK at the national Running Awards in London.  Adrian collected the award on the night from the BBC’s Mike Bushell. Thank you to all who voted. Mad Dog 7. On October 1st 2016 The Mad Dog 007 will open to entries,  be quick! we expect to sell out fast! 5th JAN 2017  LIZ YELLING to start Mad Dog 007.  The brilliant team GB Olympic athlete Liz Yelling is the guest starter of this years race. Liz competed in Athens 2004 Beijing 2008 and won bronze in the 2006 Commonwealth games marathon. She is the womens course record holder for the Bath half Marathon and the Reading half marathon. 25th Jan 2017  Mad Dog 7 Post Race venue announced.   The VICTORIA PUB on the promenade is the venue of this years post race party with offers for all Mad Dogs wearing their shirts.  LIZ YELLING will be there for the first hour! April 2017   Mad Dog wins Best 10K in the UK Once again the Mad Dog wins “Best 10K in the UK” award at the National Running Awards! Woof! Woof! Talitha and Adrian picked up the award from the BBC’s Mike Bushell at the grand awards night in London.  THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED - YOU ARE TOP DOGS!  OCT 2017  MICK HALL is announced as the race photographer for MD 8.  Not just National!  MAD DOG was named the “best regional” event in the North West of England  by the National Running Awards.      				  4th Jan 2018 Jan 2018 RAMADA Hotel Southport annouces special rates and facilities  for Mad Dogs.    Jan 2018  Victoria Pub to host post race meeting on Mad Dog Day.  Jan 2018…Stop the doggy press! Jo Pavey MBE is announced as the official starter for Mad Dog 8  2018 Mad Dog 10K course record broken! The course record was broken by AMANDA CROOK of Southport Waterloo AC  (also the previous course record holder). She set a new time of 35:06  beating her previous course record by 29 seconds. Well done Amanda!     2018 MD 8 Voted “Best 10K in the UK” at National Running Awards.  2018 MD 8 Voted “Best Regional 10K in the UK” at National Running Awards. December 2018 “Eat Real Healthy Snacking” announced as a sponsor of the goody bags at MD9. Another award from Mad Dog 10K 2018 MAD DOG is once again named as the “best regional 10K” event in the North West. Bark To The Future! 2019  John Barnes is the official starter of Mad Dog 9.
August 2017 Mad Dog 8. Rebecca Appleton is named as the face of Mad Dog 8 for 2018. Well done Rebecca!
Round Table Registered Charity Number 1054120 – Southport Hesketh Round Table – UKA Affiliation Number 2662979 Course Measurement Certificate 12/298 – Race Licence Number – 2021-41164 The Mad Dog returns in 2020 with MD 10 ‘Jurassic Bark’.  Same place, same time on Sunday 9th February 2020.  MD10 After-Party at Bliss Hotel Set to be the best party we’ve ever had! Make sure you book your family and friends in!  Lots of prizes and delicious food - what more would you want after running the best 10k! January 2020 We are proud to announce BMW Halliwell Jones as our main sponsor for MD10. We are so fortunate to have so many businesses support our event and can promise lots of amazing treats for the MD10 goody bag! Check out BMW offers here.
Latest news from The Mad Dog 10k…
A strange and disappointing year for Mad Dog 10k Due to the risks and restrictions around Covid-19 we are unable to hold the Mad Dog 10k in its usual format in 2021. We are doing our best to accommodate Mad Dogs and hope to be back with Mad Dog 11 in 2022. In order to keep the spirit alive we are holding our first Virtual 10k on the weekend of Friday 5th to Sunday 7th Feb 2021. You can run this anywhere and anytime over the ‘Virtual Jurassic Bark’ weekend.
Mad Pets Prizes! Webbox Naturals are supporting the Virtual Mad Dog competition ‘Mad Pets’ this year. They are giving away a year’s supply of Webbox Naturals Food and Webbox Treats to the lucky ‘Mad Pet’ winner. Runners up will receive a Dog or cat hamper with Webbox Treats and Toys worth £50.