Mutts on the Mountain 5K/Lazy Dog 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Blue Mountain Reservation PeekskillNY  10566
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Blue Mountain Reservation PeekskillNY  10566

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Mutts on the Mountain at Blue Mountain

Benefiting the Westchester Parks Foundation (thewpf.org), the 1st Annual Mutts on the Mountain 5K and Lazy Dog Fun Run is the only timed trail race (of any length) in the Tri-State area that allows you to run with your canine companion.  This is a not-to-be-missed event for hikers, joggers, runners, and of course your well-behaved four legged friend.  All registrants get a dri-fit custom Mutts on the Mountain t-shirt and all canine participants get a custom Mutts on the Mountain bandanna.

Race Update:  Captain Lawerence Brewing Company, our Finish Line Sponsor, will be ready with a beer for finishers over the age of 21.  Thanks to many of our generous sponsors,  we'll have giveaways galore and lots of amazing items that we'll be raffling off (thank you L.L. Bean, Backcountry, Kurgo, and more!).

Event details and schedule


Date:  Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Check In Time:  Starts at 8AM.

5K Trail Race:  Mutts Away at 9:15AM (Start Time)

Lazy Dog Fun Run:  Lazy Dogs Away at 9:30AM (Start Time)


The Mutts on the Mountain 5K course is located deep in the beautiful Blue Mountain Reservation in Peeksill, NY.  Consisting of 3.1 miles of technical single track, this course will keep trail runners on their toes and keep those running with their canine companion focused on the what waits around the bend.  This world class course features several steep climbs, water crossings, two rock scrambles, nearly 500 feet of elevation gain, and ruff terrain.  You’ll find an aid station (water for human and canine participants) 1.6 miles into the course.  We strongly encourage human participants who don’t have a canine companion to participate in this course (we will have three waves, the first being for dog-less participants).

The Lazy Dog Fun Run is a 1-mile romp consisting of 75% double track and 25% paved surfaces, scattered with obstacles for you and your canine companion to conquer.  This course is perfect for small dogs and older dogs who want to participate in a race, but can’t handle the ruff terrain that the 5K course offers.  You’ll be able to explore a portion of Blue Mountain’s extensive trail system while taking in constant views of the lake.  This race option is for human participants with canine companions only due to course width constraints.

Mutts on the Mountain is held rain or shine! No refunds.


The Village at Mutts, nearby the Start and Finish line, will feature: a doggie exercise area, food and drinks to purchase for humans and canines, a marketplace, and fun demonstrations for humans, canines, and families.  The village will be up and running at 8am.


Parking for the event will be at three designated areas by the Entrance of Blue Mountain Reservation, or along the road before you reach the Trail Lodge (our Village at Mutts is located beyond that point).  There will be signage and parkers guiding you in the parking areas.  Please park in the spot or area that they assign.


For human participants, there are restrooms located in the bathhouse.  For canine participants, there will be a dog park located close to the Start/Finish line.


All participants will sign a waiver when they arrive to check in, to be turned in when they pick up their packets.


If you have a canine companion, you must bring a secured collar or harness and a six foot leash. 

Please bring an ID for registration.

We recommend you wear trail runners or hiking boots due to the course terrain.

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