2018 Dog Friendly 5ks & More

by Kris Phillips

It’s pretty common knowledge that 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 what better way to get past that pesky resolution burn-out than 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 24th 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 10th, War Dog Memorial 5k Fort Carson, CO




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

May 19th Bellco Colfax 5k Denver, Co- There are designated heats for runners & joggers with dogs.




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

July 7th Walk, Run, Wag 5k Denver, Co, Benefiting International Hearing Dogs

July 21st All Out Dog Days 1m/5k/10k/ Half-Marathon Westminster,Co


Aug 18th: Ruffin’ Mudder Colorado Springs, CO This is the only doggy mud run in the state if you love mud runs & your dog loves mud, this ones for you!

Aug 19th Dog Days of Summer 5k/10k/Half Central Park


Sept 23rd HSBV Doggie Dash– Boulder Reservoir – Benefiting Humane Society of Boulder Valley


Oct 7th Canine Canter 1m/5k Westminster, Co- Benefiting International Hearing Dogs, Inc.




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

MESA Canine Classic-Boulder- Benefiting Moving to End Sexual Assault

Scream Scram- Washington Park- Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs

Lucky Mutt Strutt- Benefiting MaxFund

Ugly Sweater Run- Denver- Lots of fun & free Kahlua


Did I miss your favorite dog run? Leave the info in the comments and I’ll add it

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