35th Annual Dog Days 5K

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Westside Park 1001 NW 34th Street GainesvilleFL  32605
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Westside Park 1001 NW 34th Street GainesvilleFL  32605

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On October 22, 2016 the University of Florida’s Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) is hosting the 35th Annual Dog Days Run. This event includes a 5K race, a one-mile “fun run” for dogs and their owners, a raffle, and other contests.

The 5K begins at 8AM with the one mile "fun run" taking place directly after, or 9AM. Dogs may participate in all events.

The Dog Days Run is a major affair for the Gainesville community as it attracts runners and dog lovers from all over the state.  It provides exposure to Gainesville, the veterinary community, the University of Florida, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the event’s sponsors.

All proceeds go to Josh and Friends Project (

Westside Park, Gainesville, Florida (NW 34th St. and 8th Ave.)

All payments are non-refundable. 

Free T-shirts (guaranteed if registered by October 1, 2016)

Free drinks and snacks for participants

Awards for each men’s and women’s 5K division (1st-3rd place).

Four overall winners: 1st male, 1st female, Masters male, Masters female

Dogs will run or walk with their owners along a 5K or 1-mile course. No female dogs in heat. Dogs must be leashed at all times and are required to wear current rabies tags.

Dog awards will be given to winners of the following categories: Dog and Owner Look-A-Like, Slowest Dog, Fastest Dog, Smallest Dog, Biggest Dog, Dog Most Likely to Pull Owner, and Best Costume. Dog weight divisions are 1-40 pounds and over 40 pounds.

All registrants entered into raffle (winners must be present to collect prizes).

Additional tickets will be available, donations are appreciated.

Walkers are welcome.

Event details and schedule

Organizer Info

  • University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

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Westside Park 1001 NW 34th Street GainesvilleFL  32605
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