8 Dog-Friendly Races
DogFest Featuring Paws On Parade Walkathon
Reisterstown, Maryland - October 5, 2013 1 of 9
This is Baltimore Humane Society's largest event of the year. Bring your furry friend to enjoy festivities such as Paws on Parade, walkathon, pet-friendly games and a dog swimming contest.
Doggie Bones 5K
Sarasota, Florida - October 19, 2013 2 of 9
Lace up your shoes and clip Fido's leash on as you take part in this fun 5K event. The course is fast and flat, perfect for all levels. Not interested in running 3.1 miles? No problem. You and your dog can run, walk, or trot your way through the 1-mile fun run. October in Sarasota is beautiful, so go enjoy the nice weather.
Greyhound Pets 5K Run & Petwalk 2013
Daytona Beach, Florida - October 19, 2013 3 of 9
Start your morning off on the right foot. Loop through the scenic cross-country forest trails as you run or walk 3.1 miles. The first mile is down and back along a forest road. The rest of the course is under a canopy of trees. Proceeds go to the Greyhound Pets of America, Daytona Beach Chapter.
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania - November 2, 2013 4 of 9
This dog-friendly 5K trail run takes you through the beautiful Gifford Pinchot State Park. Run through colorful autumn leaves and finish along the lakeside frontage of Pinchot Lake.
The Dash 5K & Doggie Run
Washington, D.C. - November 3, 2013 5 of 9
Dogs and their owners can enjoy the 1-mile Doggie run/walk race. Water bowls and treats will be provided at the start and finish areas. Make sure you and your furry friend dress to impress. There's a costume contest at the post-race festivities.
Awesome 80s Run
Various Locations and Dates 6 of 9
Throw on your bright neon running attire and leg warmers; this is one fun race that's a blast from the past. The courses are fast and flat, perfect to set a new PR. Or go to check out all the costumes. The best part is, you can bring your dog while going down memory lane.
Dog Day at the Dam
El Sobrante, California - November 9, 2013 7 of 9
Grab your friends, bring your dog, and head out to the beautiful San Pablo Reservoir for the first annual Dog Day at the Dam. The course offers stunning reservoir views and surrounding hills. Once you cross the finish line, stick around for the music, food and special "Doggie Bag".
Gingerbread Jog 5K, 1 Mile Family & Dog Walk
Baton Rouge, Louisiana - December 14, 2013 8 of 9
Ugly sweater contest, pictures with Santa and gingerbread decorating all mixed in with two family-fun, pet-friendly runs. This is the ultimate way to celebrate the holiday season.