Everyone! This is a family friendly event suitable for all ages and dogs who are able to complete a 5k (3.1 miles). Children 12 and under can participate for an additional fee of $5 and will receive a bib and custom pin.
The Flagstaff Doggie Dash 5k is a fundraiser hosted by Trail GangstAZ on behalf of High Country Humane, an animal shelter located in Flagstaff, AZ. We will be donating 50% of all proceeds from race registration, t-shirt, mask and bandanna sales to HCH. The rest of profits will cover operating costs and production expenses.
Due to Covid-19, this year's event is exclusively virtual. On the plus side, this means that you can participate in this event from anywhere in the world!
Check out our Facebook event page and be sure to invite friends and family!
To give participants ample time to complete the 5k distance, you can complete the race anytime within the dates of October 2nd and October 12th, 2020.
SUMBIT YOUR RESULTS HERE with a verification via Strava, Garmin or another app to be eligible for prizes.
*If you DO NOT submit your results, you will NOT be entered in our raffle!
Typically the event takes place at Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, Arizona. However, this year you can complete the 5k ANYWHERE!
Overall awards will presented to the overall first place male and female based on finishing times. There will be two categories for overall winners:
1st Overall Male and Female WITHOUT a dog
1st Overall Male and Female WITH a dog
To be a legitimate winner, you must complete the distance by foot. Factors such as elevation and terrain will not be considered when comparing finishing times.
In addition, we will present a custom-designed award to the runner (male or female) + dog(s) that completes the longest distance!
*Awards are hand-crafted with a
personal touch by our friends at
Grain Designs, a company based in
Check out last year's awards! >>>
OTHER AWARD CATEGORIES:
We will also give prizes (sent by mail) based on the following categories:
BEST VIDEO: Receives a dog bed from Wagstaff! To enter you must post the video on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #flasgstaffdoggiedash & #wagstaff so that we can find the video.
* Even if you post the original video to YouTube or Tik Tok, please share it on Facebook or Instagram so that it is easier for us to find!
BEST PHOTO: To enter you must post your photo on Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #flasgstaffodggiedash so that we can find the photo. Winner will receive a gift card to a local establishment (or another business if the participant is from out-of-state).
BEST TEAM NAME: Submit your team name upon registering and/or when submitting results if you want to be considered for this category. We loves puns, so be creative! Winner will receive a gift card to a local establishment (or another business if the participant is from out-of-state).
BEST COSTUME: Dress up your dog, dress up WITH your dog! Just make sure to take a photo and post using #flagstaffdoggiedash so we can find it online! Winner will receive a gift card to a local establishment (or another business if the participant is from out-of-state).
SMALLEST DOG: The biggest dog in terms of weight (enter this when submitting your results) will receive a dog-themed Covid mask designed by Melanie Street of Bastet & Bobbin.
MOST CLIMBING (WITH A DOG): Do you live in a hilly area or want to hit the trails with your pup? If you track the amount of climbing/elevation gain in feet or meters, then you have a shot at winning this category (must submit results to be eligible)! You will receive a "Trail Running is Essential" hat courtesy of Ornery Mule Racing. We'll also throw in a cool prize for your pup!
If you're not competitive or didn't participate in one of the categories of above - don't worry! You still have a shot at winning some amazing prizes from our sponsors (as long as you submit your race results).
Raffle prizes include everything from wireless running headphones to a FREE Dog & Cat Adoption courtesy of High Country Humane!
Follow us on social media for more details and photos of possible prizes :)