Border dog owners enjoyed a morning with their mates on Gateway island trails at the inaugural Barkest held in late September.

The Fun Run for dogs and owners included two distances, with about 50 participants enjoying the ‘Fast and Furryous’ or the ‘Dog Jog’ events. At the finish line participants relaxed with a bbq and chat, and made plans for next year’s event. And as the photo’s below show, the dog’s loved it!

Organiser Sean Greenhill was very pleased with the feedback from participants and plans to expand the Barkfest in 2018.

If you would like to be part of the 2018 Barkest please contact Sean at

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