The cutely named Woefie Wandel is the (Afrikaans-speaking) northern suburbs version of the annual Wiggle Waggle Walkathon that usually takes place in Tokai in the southern suburbs in November or thereabouts.
Last year’s 16th WWW was the largest EVER, with – I kid you not – 2,400 people and 1,613 dogs participating (according to here). Amazingly, given the sheer number of dogs, it all went off smoothly and without any mishaps.
The WWW is a fundraising event run by the local SPCA (or DBV – Dierebeskermingsvereeniging, as it is known in Afrikaans), where people take their dogs for a +/- 5 km walk on a circular route around a suburb. This time, hundreds and hundreds of dogs and their owners will be descending on the suburb of Parow. I hope they’re ready for us! 😉
We had suuuuch fun on the 2008 Walkathon, that we are really looking forward to this.
Note to self: Charge spare batteries for the camera, and clean out the memory card to make space for photos! 😉
P.S. We don’t actually have a dog, but thankfully you can still go without one. I’m a big fan of the SPCA, as they do an awesome job under extremely difficult circumstances, so it feels good to participate in their events.