This year the Obedience Training Club of Chugiak is sponsoring a new event to celebrate Responsible Dog Ownership Day that'll get you and your canine friend up and moving: The first annual Dog Dash and Dawdle, September 15, 2012. The idea came to fruition when OTCC wanted to promote happy, healthy pets through training and yes, exercise.
Since OTCC is a community minded organization we wanted to give back by donating all proceeds to charity. This year's charity is the Roscoe Fund, which assists pet owners whose animals need emergency medical treatment or animals in rescue who also need emergency medical care. For more information about this year's charity Visit the Roscoe Fund's Facebook Page
The Dog Dash and Dawdle offers three events for all athletic levels. In the mood for a leisurely stroll amidst an energetic environment, then the one mile untimed walk is for you. Feeling competitive, have a feisty Fido with untapped energy or want to challenge your power walking skills, then try our timed 5K or 10K events. The entry fee includes a race t-shirt, a dog tag finisher medal and the warm and fuzzies for helping a worthy cause. But don't wait too long, we can only guarantee shirts and finisher medals if you're registered by August 1, 2012. Please be sure to read the race rules to see if your dog is eligible to participate.
Entry Fees: All events: $25, After 8/15/2012 $31 No race day registration.
Your last opportunity to register will be at bib pickup.
Events and Start Times:
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Dog Dash 5K: 11:00am
Dog Dash 10K: 11:00am
Dog Dawdle 1 Mile Walk: 11:00am
Start/Finish and are located at the Chugiak Benefits Association Building Grounds.
18606 Old Glenn Highway
Chugiak, AK 99567
Race Rules & Dog Eligibility Requirements:
For their own safety, no pets other than canines are permitted at the event. No bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, roller skates, roller skis, motorized or electric vehicles or equipment are allowed. Dogs must be on a leash AT ALL TIMES, have ID, and their owners must be prepared to show proof of rabies vaccination. No dogs in any stage of heat may participate. Dogs must be kept under control at all times; any unruly participant will be asked to leave. Water for dogs is served community style; if your dog requires a separate drinking container, please bring your own. Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership and to clean up after your dog (scoopers provided). No children younger than 18 may participate without an adult. As this is a public event, attendees' photos may be taken for possible use in future Obedience Training Club of Chugiak electronic and print publications. Your participation in the Obedience Training Club of Chugiak Dog Dash and Dawdle is your consent to use any images of you at the event. No puppies under four months of age may attend.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable to another person or to a different year. If you cannot participate just know that your entry fee will help offset race costs and allow the OTCC to contribute more net proceeds to the Roscoe Fund.
Bib Pick Up:
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Skinny Raven Sports, 800 H Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 4:30-6:30pm
Friday, September 14, 2012 CBA Building, 18606 Old Glenn Highway Chugiak AK, 99567 4:30-6:30pm
Please keep in mind that parking will be limited and we encourage you to carpool. Main event parking will be at the CBA Building parking lot and at the Lutheran Church parkinglot to the south of the CBA Building. All overflow parking will be directed to parallel park off the roadway along Kerbow Lane just north of the CBA Building on the inlet side of the Old Glenn Highway.
Still need more information or want to volunteer for the 2012 Dog Dash and Dawdle? Email the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU to all our generous sponsors for contributing to this event!
It's A Dog's Life
The Alaska Club
Kate, Norman & Jetta Mickelson
Getting Your Dog in Shape for the Event:
Click on the links below to get tips for getting your canine companion into shape for the event!