Dogs on the Run 5K

3645 Coal Mountain Dr.
Cumming, GA 30040

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Event Description

Join us for a fun certified course with (or without) your pup!  We'll even have awards for *the Top 3 fastest pups!


Let's get those dogs (and YOU!) out!! =)  Is your Dog ready to Run??  Let's see if all the training puts your dog on Top as one of the Fastest Dogs!  Be sure when registering, to register yourself, and your dog for $5.  If you only register your dog,  your registration isn't complete.

We'll be running on a Certified Course in Cumming, GA!  Don't have a dog? No worries! Dogs are not required to run this 5K!

We'll have awards for the Top 3 Fastest Dogs (with their humans, of course), Top Overall M/F, Masters M/F (40+), Overall Grand Master M/F (50+), Overall Senior Master M/F (60+).  The Top 3 in each of the normal 5 year M/F age groups, 10 & under through 75+ will earn awards. 

We'll have awesome race shirts guaranteed until Oct. 13th.  Registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.


Event details and schedule

Registration Fees

Preview Pricing (ends 8/4)

  • 5K:  $35
  • 5K-Swag:  $30
  • My Dog's 5K-With My Human:  $5
  • Virtual 5K:  $40

Early Bird Pricing (ends 9/8)

  • 5K:  $37.50
  • 5K-Swag:  $32.50
  • My Dog's 5K-With My Human:  $5
  • Virtual 5K:  $40

Regular Pricing (ends 10/28)

  • 5K:  $40
  • 5K-No Swag:  $35
  • My Dog's 5K-With My Human:  $10
  • Virtual 5K:  $40 (closes 10/21)

Race Day Pricing

  • 5K:  $45
  • 5K-No Swag:  $40
  • My Dog's 5K-With My Human:  $10

*Registrations received by 10/13/23 are guaranteed a shirt.  Any registrations received after the deadline are based upon availability.


Course & Timing


Certified Course for the AJC PTR!

The course is pretty flat and pretty fast!  We'll be chip timing the start & finish!

Click here for course map  (same as our Championship course)


Awards & Goodies

 Great custom award medals in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F
  • Top 3 Masters M/F (40+)
  • Top 3 Overall Grand Master M/F (50+)
  • Top 3 Overall Senior Master M/F (60+)
  • Top 3 M/F in each of the normal 5 year age groups; 10 & Under through 75+ will earn awards. 
For the Dogs

We'll also be awarding the Top 3 Fastest Pups (running with their humans, of course).

Awesome shirts to all participants registered by 10/13/23.  All registrations afterwards will receive a shirt while supplies last.



Grab some friends to run with you, and grab some great swag!


Groups & Teams

Running is more F-U-N together, even if we're far apart! 

Grab your friends, co-workers, neighbors, or family and participate as a TEAM.  Your TEAM can be local or across the states; virtual participants will have their shirts shipped!  *Teams of 5 or more receive discounts off their registration, discounts below. 

  • 5+: $2.50 off
  • 11+:  $3.75 off
  • 21+:  $5 off
  • 51+:  $6.25 off
  • 100+:  $7.50 off


Virtual Running - How it works & Link for Time Submission

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? Or, maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"  Then, the virtual race is for you.  Run when & where you want, just submit your time by end of Race Day.  We'll ship out virtual packages the Monday after event date! *Shipping available for continental US only.

New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:

Step 1

Get excited, grab some friends & pups to join you!  Sign up, and register for the Dogs on the Run Virtual 5K!

Step 2

Download your Custom Digital Bib!  Hydrate, grab your buddy & pup (or not), and get ready to get moving!

Step 3

Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to be safe!

Step 4


Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route, and use the hashtag #DogsOnTheRun5k

Step 5

Submit your results directly on through your Profile or registration.

You can submit your race time HERE on the Virtual Results page anytime by end of day 11/4/23.

Step 6

View your Virtual Results HERE Monday after the Event Date.


Event Courtesy & Refund Policy

Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike
conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.

Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.

Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.

No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided.  The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.


Event Schedule

October 13

  • Deadline for Guaranteed Shirt in your size

November 4 

  • 8:00 AM - Packet pickup & Race Day Registration opens
  • 9:00 AM  - 5K Starts



All participants will automatically qualify for (1) FREE entry into one of the 2023 Five Star Thanksgiving Turkey Trots. See event website

Top finishers will also have the opportunity to earn a spot in the Championships held January 2024. The number of spots available is based on the total registration.  See event website

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