Our dogs are our best friends. They instantly brighten our day with a friendly wag of the tail, they're the best listeners around and, just like us, they love to run.
As the weather cools, take advantage of the opportunity for some active quality time with your pooch by participating in one of these doggie dashes.
August 16, 2019 in Oak Brook, Illinois
From big to small, long to short hair and slobbery to smelly, the Mutt Miler is the perfect opportunity for all owners to show off their pup. Located in Oak Brook Park, this summer event will offer many local venders, goodie bags for participates, T-shirts for the owners and a bandana for their dogs. This one-mile stroll will not only help support the Oak Brook's Playground Projects but is also a great way to show off your four-legged best friend. Not to mention your pup will automatically be entered to the raffle. So spend some time with your best friend, and don't miss out on this special event.
Give It Up for Gulu 5K & Doggie Dash
September 21, 2019 in Wilmington, Delaware
Who says you have to leave your best friend at home when you run your next race. The Give It Up for Gula 5K & Doggie Dash will offer both humans and canines alike the opportunity to get out and race. This run is in support of and helps the children of St. Catherine of Siena School in Northern Uganda. The funds will not only help with education needs but also build hope in the lives of the children who live there. This event will have a notable cash prizes for participants who are running for a great cause. Also, your favorite pup gets to join in, so for those interested you would be crazy to miss out on this race weekend.
Bark in the Park 5K Walk/Run
September 28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky
Surrounded by beautiful green pastures in Seneca Park, participates have the chance to run or walk 5K. Did we mention this race will recognize everything canine? It will not only have you and your pup getting active on the track but there will be several fun competitions that you both can join as well. From contests between which pooch has the best smooch, to the best Halloween costumes and a look-alike contest between owners and pets, what's not to like about this pup extravaganza? If you have time to make a weekend for you and your favorite fury friend, this Bark in the Park race will be one you don't want to miss.
Green Mountain Iron Dog
October 5, 2019 in Colchester, Vermont
Now in its 17th year, the Green Mountain Iron Dog—put on by the Vermont Police Canine Association—involves a 1.5-mile course where handler and dog must run through a bevy of obstacles over diverse terrain. The course is intended to simulate the authentic experiences of Police K9 units. In addition, the Iron Dog also includes a drug search competition and a dog-only 100-yard dash.
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, Coastal 5K & Doggie Dash
October 19, 2019 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sometimes you just want your furry four-legged friend to run with you, and you can do just that at the Myrtle Beach Doggie Dash. There is nothing your pup would love more than to be right beside you on a perfect morning run at Myrtle Beach. And who is stopping you both going to the beach afterwards to celebrate how good you both did? Plus, if you are a supporter in all furry friends, you will be happy to know all of the proceeds will go to helping the local Grand Strand Humane Society. Don't let your pup down. Sign you both up for a race that will surely brighten your day.
Ruffwear Half Marathon Dog Leg
October 20, 2019 in Hood River, Oregon
The perfect combination of scenic and punny, the Columbia Gorge Ruffwear Half Marathon Dog Leg has been called, "the most scenic marathon in the country," with stunning views along the historic Columbia River Highway that splits Washington and Oregon. The Dog Leg Half is just that: a half marathon for dogs and their owners—one of the few races of this distance for our canine compadres.
Santa Paws 5K
December 21, 2019 in Palm Springs, California
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear wearing a Santa suit and running with your pup at Santa Paws—a dog-loving 5K set to donate all proceeds to Guide Dogs of the Desert. Each participant will receive a five-piece Santa suit—jacket, pants, hat, belt and beard—that can (should) be worn during the event.
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