Bring the whole family and join us for the Move Your Mutt 5k Run/Walk! This event will be in person to raise money for the Eaton County Dog Program. This program supports the kids involved in the Dog Project for the Eaton County Fair. We supply the opportunity for the kids to explore what kind of dog fits into their family’s lifestyle, and enables them to become an excellent trainer and caretaker of their dog. Dogs are welcome at this event. There will be a maximum of 2 dogs per registrant, and they must be on a leash. The event will start and end at the Eaton County Fairgrounds, but also include beautiful Bennet Park.
The event will be held on Sunday, May 5th. The 5k run/walk begins at 9:00am, check-in starts at 7:30am.
Registration Fee: $25 until April 7th. $30 from April 8th to April 28th. $35 race week - April 29th to May 4th. All registrations must take place online. There is no race day registration.
T-shirts are provided for all paid participants registered by April 7th, 2024. T-shirts are available as supplies last after that date. Adult (S-2XL) and youth (S-XL) sizes will be available.
Early packet pickup will take place at the Eaton County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 4th from 5pm-7pm. Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:30 am on race day morning.
Course: The course is mixed terrain. There will be dirt, grass, and paved sections. See course map section at the top of the page
Awards: There will be prizes for Overall Male and Overall Female. We will also have medals for the top three finishers in these categories for the 5K: 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.
Results will be available live immediately following the event and posted on this website.
All proceeds from this event are used to maintain equipment, hold classes to educate the kids, and host an annual show to allow the kids and dogs to demonstrate everything they have learned. Thank you for supporting the kids of the Eaton County Dog Program!!
The race will be professionally timed by the Michigan Running Foundation.