2019-Dog Friendly 5ks

by Kris Phillips

Most New Year’s resolutions falter by February. So if one of your resolutions to get fit(ter) you may be starting to struggle for motivation.

Many fitness professionals recommend signing up for a 5k to stay motivated, it gives you something specific to work toward. AND having a workout partner is a great way to hold yourself accountable.

Who’s better at guilting you into an outdoor adventure than your canine companions. So leverage those puppy dog eyes against resolution burn-out by signing yourself & your pup up for a dog-friendly race or fun run? Be sure to verify all the details with the race coordinator before the event. And if your dog isn’t a runner, don’t forget to ease him into it and consult your vet.



Feb 23rd Cupids Undie Run– Fun Run, Denver,Co- For the extroverts among us. Dog’s allowed in some cities but not others, so be sure to check with the race coordinator to be sure.


Mar 9th, War Dog Memorial 5k Fort Carson, CO




May 4th Furry Scurry 5k  Washington Park- Benefiting Dumb Friends League

May 18-19th Bellco Colfax 5k Denver, Co- There are designated heats for runners & joggers with dogs. And this year you can also support Colorado Pet Pantry while you run!




July 4th Let Freedom Run 5/10K, Louisville, Co

July 6th Walk, Run, Wag 5k Denver, Co, Benefiting International Hearing Dogs

July 20th All Out Dog Days 1m/5k/10k/ Half-Marathon Westminster,Co


Aug 18th Dog Days of Summer 5k/10k/Half Central Park

TBD- Ruffin Mudder– Co Springs- This is the ONLY dog friendly mud run. So bring your pup and your least favorite running shoes and have a blast. 


Sept Tbd-  HSBV Doggie Dash– Boulder Reservoir – Benefiting Humane Society of Boulder Valley (Date had not been announced at release time)

Sept. Tbd– Long Dog Derby- Ok, this isn’t a 5k and it isn’t for everyone but it’s dang fun to watch. Every year Oktoberfest hosts the Long Dog Derby. It is just what you’d expect, a Weiner Dog race. All dogs are welcome at the outdoor festival but only the long dogs get to race.


Oct 6th Canine Canter 1m/5k Westminster, Co- Benefiting International Hearing Dogs, Inc.

Oct 19th: Ruffin’ Zombies Colorado Springs, CO This a dog friendly zombie run.

TBD-Scream Scram– Washington Park- Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs




TBD: These are annual races that have yet to announce this years details like when & where.

Lucky Mutt Strutt- Benefiting MaxFund

Ugly Sweater Run- In 2018 became a virtual race. Too bad bc it was lots of fun. 

**I’ve done my best to make sure the info here is accurate but please be sure to check with the event coordinators about details- dates, entry fees, and ensure your dog is welcome**


Did I miss your favorite dog run? Shoot me an email Kris@FureverFriendsPhotos.com and I’ll add it

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