1k Dog Dash

The Vinings 2017 Dog Dash 1K

(Please read special rules for pet owners below)

Time: August 12, 2017 9:05 a.m. – immediately following the start of Children and Adult 1K run and walk.

Place: Vinings Jubilee 4300 New Paces Ferry Rd. Atlanta GA 30339, near the clock tower. There will be announcements from speaker as to where to line up for the start.

Benefits of Dog Dash (see FAQ about where you pick up these benefits):

  • An official Vinings Down Hill t-shirt or hat
  • Knowledge that because of your participation over $80,000 will be going to well deserving charities
  • A great time walking 0.6 miles with your dog and other dog owners.
  • A dog gift at finishing line for each doggie participant

Course: the Course – Part of Tanglewood Rd  and back. Click this link to see map: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1041743935

Registration and Cost: There are 2 ways to register:

1. Just click here and it will take you to active.com to register ($20+about $3 processing fee)

2. Stop by West Stride running store and ask for an application($20)

2. Race day registration at the Vinings Jubilee starting at 8:15 a.m. ($25-cash preferred, but will take credit card)

Race Day Rules for Pet Owners:

  • No more than (2) pets per individual or per family.
  • No dogs off leash at any time.
  • Dogs must be current on all vaccines.
  • Please do not bring puppies that have not completed their shots.
  • No extendable leashes.
  • No leashes longer than 6ft.
  • Pet walkers/runners must be 18 years or older.  No children are allowed to walk dogs on race day.
  • All dogs must be current on rabies vaccinations.  Please have your dog wear current I.D. and rabies tag.
  • Please be kind and pick up after your pet.
  • Use good judgment.  Only bring dogs that enjoy being around other dogs and people (including children).  Do not bring your dog if its behavior is dangerous or aggressive in any manner.


Costume Contest Rules/Details:

  • No costume theme.  Feel free to dress your dog any way you want!
  • Judging will take place during the race.
  • Top (3) best-dressed dogs will be selected for special prizes.
  • Awards will be announced 5 minutes before the 5K awards.


Where do I get my benefits?

There are two ways to get your benefits above:  (1) Early pick-up  (2) Race day pick up.

 Early pick up: You can pick up your walk number at West Stride running store from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday August 11, 2017.

Race Day Pick Up: You must pick up your walk number before the Dog Dash at the 1K registration table at the Jubilee. You must have a walk number to be part of the Dog Dash.  This table will be open at 8:15am.  You will then pick up your t-shirt at the t-shirt distribution center at the Vinings Jubilee.

Why can’t I bring an extendable leash?

Since we expect more than 1500 people, you are likely to have people very close to you. If the leash is more then 6 feet people are likely to trip.

Can I run/walk with my dog on the 5K?

We discourage you to run with your dog in the 5K.  Dogs and dog leashes can get in the way of runners.  Also, we will absolutely NOT allow dogs on buses.   If you choose to bring your dog to the 5k, you must start after everyone else has started and you must run slower than a 10 minute mile. You will have to walk from the finish back to the Vinings Jubilee for the after race party or back to the start. Click here for a map from the finish to the Jubilee. There will also be signs and others walking from finish to the Jubilee.   However, if you don’t mind starting after the runners and run slower than a 10 minute mile and walk to the Jubilee, we would love for you to join us for the 5k.  There is no extra cost for the dog.  There is no costume contest for dogs in the 5k.