What is Catwalk and when/where is it happening?
- Catwalk is a 7km outdoor walk, designed to raise awareness about Big Cat conservation.
- It is taking place on Saturday 6th November 2021, and is a virtual race, to be undertaken wherever you are.
- Fun, flexible and inclusive, it’s open to everyone and can be achieved in the way that best suits you.
- You can either:
- — Walk up to 7 kilometres, and dedicate your walk to your favourite Big Cat.
- — Walk 700 metres and add on an activity. This shorter distance designed for families, children, others. This is called Catwalk Cubs.
I’d love to run or jog the Catwalk, will that be OK?
Yes, you can achieve your distance however you like. We recommend walking or running.
What if I can’t be outdoors, can I walk or run the 7km indoors?
We encourage outdoor participation but if not then indoors is fine.
What is Catwalk’s aim?
Catwalk’s aim is to activate fitness and learning, and in doing so create a community that is not only informed, but also invested, and whose engagement in the support of cat conservation becomes ongoing.
How does a healthy environment connect to a healthy person?
A healthy environment is crucial to health. 24 percent of all global human deaths are attributable to environmental factors, while a quarter of the world’s population are at health risks from not doing sufficient exercise in our increasingly sedentary society.
Big Cats are even more dependent on their environments. They are all threatened by habitat loss, and the Tiger, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah have disappeared from between 65% and 96% of their historic range.
The Catwalk invites participants to get active in nature so as to underline the critical need that Big Cats have for their natural habitats, while simultaneously triggering appreciation of the physical and mental benefits of doing sports outside.
To choose my Crew, how can I learn more about the Big Cats?
Throughout the summer of 2021 we will be sharing lots of news about the 7 Big Cats so that when you Register for the Catwalk you can select which Crew best suits you.
Make sure you Pre-Register for the Catwalk here to receive our Cat Fact news by email, which we are calling Summer School, and follow us on social media @catmospherenow
Closer to the day of the Catwalk we will also share Toolkits on our Resources page. This will be after Registration opens on 18th of September. The Resources page includes social media posts for you to share, and later on will feature fun learning packs for Cubs.
Can I donate to the cause?
Please donate directly via Panthera’s dedicated page: panthera.org/catmosphere
Is there a cost to participate in the Catwalk?
No. Catwalk is a free virtual event for everyone. Simply go out there and have fun being active! If you would like to donate to Big Cat Conservation, please do so directly to Panthera at panthera.org/catmosphere