Dog Jog Rules


The Humane Race is open to humans running with or without dogs. To keep everyone (and every dog) safe, special rules apply for those running with a dog.

We strongly suggest that both the owner and dog train for this event, if they don’t already run.

Runners should start conditioning themselves and their dog over the four-week period leading up to the race. You should inspect your dog’s pads for signs of injury (cuts and wear) and be careful in hot weather (carry water, keep runs short, watch your dog for signs of stress). We recommend jogging on trails or other locations where people run with their dogs, to acclimate your dog to running in a pack with distractions.

  • Limit one (1) dog per person. Dogs must be at least 6 months old.
  • Please only bring dogs that are well-behaved around other dogs and people.
  • Proof of rabies vaccination required. (Current rabies tag on collar is sufficient.)
  • Bitches that are in any stage of heat are prohibited.
  • No dragging of dogs.
  • Dogs must be on leashes at all times (maximum 6 feet).
  • No retractable leashes, which may be hazardous in a crowd.
  • Keep a short leash at the start to avoid entanglement.
  • You must remove any of your dog’s waste. Plastic bags will be provided.

The race director and race veterinarian reserve the right to refuse entry or remove a dog from the course if it might prove hazardous to others or whose physical condition appears to be in jeopardy before or during the event. The race director reserves the right to change the fun run to a walk for “Dog Jog” entrants, if the temperature is excessively warm.

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