How to Win $5,000 to Thru-Hike or Backpack with Your Dog

The following sponsored post is brought to you by Kurgo, a leading supplier of quality dog travel supplies and accessories for active dogs.

Kurgo wants to unleash four people who hope to embark on a grand adventure with their pet this year.

The company — a brand that values the time people spend exploring with their pets — is offering a $5,000 sponsorship to the most adventurous and inspiring applicants.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail with your dog definitely makes the cut, but the contest is open to anyone planning to take their pooch on an admirable quest.

The application process is simple. Tell them about yourself, dog, past adventures and future plans together. Kurgo would like to see photos, a current travel blog or any writing samples, and also request for applicants to share a video post.

Just in time for most northbound thru-hikers, the deadline to enter is April 15. Ten finalists will be announced two days later. After a Facebook voting contest and phone interview, four adventure seekers and their pets will be selected. Pets of the four winners will surely be ‘ruffing’ it Kurgo style by April 30. The company would prefer for adventures to conclude by Dec. 31.

The perks include:

  • Sponsorship ($5,000)
  • Kurgo Gear (up to $250)
  • Travel Writing/Blogging Experience

Winners will be asked to be available for press interviews, photo shoots and live events such as store openings and trade shows.

Happy t(r)ails to all who apply!


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