RSPCA Cymru will be swapping their daffs for daps on 1 March this year.

Staff will be springing into action for the St David’s Day run in Cardiff on Sunday 1 March.

Under the name of Team Animal Cymru, runners will taking part in the 10k challenge as #TeamDog or #TeamCat – while raising awareness and funds for the Society at the same time.

RSPCA Cymru’s political campaigns manager, Martin Fidler Jones, who is a seasoned runner, said anyone is welcome to join the team.

“We are calling on people to join us for this race and help us raise awareness and funds for animals in need,” he said.

“Whether you complete the course in half an hour or two hours, whether it is your first run or 500th this is a fantastic race which takes in some outstanding views of the capital while running around Bute Park.

“It is a flat course – so it’s not too demanding. So why not get fit and join us on 1 March!”

Those interested in taking part will need to secure their place by visiting and then join Team Animal by visiting

All our Team Animal St David’s Day runners will benefit from:
RSPCA branded running vest and a t-shirt to train in.
Cheering groups along the route, which your friends and family can join.
Running fundraising pack, which includes lots of ideas to maximise your sponsorship, sponsorship form, running guide, fundraising materials such as stickers, posters and collection boxes.
Goodies for your friends and family cheering you on.
Facebook group to talk to other RSPCA runners before the race day and share your experiences.
Committed Events team on hand to help with your fundraising.
Free running training guide.
Or if you would rather cheer on our Team Animal Cymru runners to help them reach the finish line – join our energetic and supportive cheering team, by emailing

We are a charity and rely on public donations to exist. To sponsor Team Animal Cymru

Or if you can give £3 now by texting HELP to 78866 (text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).