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2012 Doggy 5K Run/Walk

The 3rd Annual Doggy 5K Run & Walk at Castle Island is Boston’s first road race for you AND your dog! Come enjoy spectacular views from our scenic oceanside course and enjoy Southie's dog-friendly beaches.

10:00 AM
Awards for doggy categories
10:00 AM
Top 3 Overall & AG Awards
Please select a race.
This event has already taken place and registration ended on November 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM.

2012 Results



REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. You can register at Red Dog this evening,
or beginning at 8:30 AM on race morning!

Number Pick Up:
Dogtail Party
Friday, Nov 9th 4-8pm
Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa
274 Southampton Street Boston, MA 02118

Come check out Red Dog's facility, let your dog play in their playroom and enjoy special discounts during the party only!
$5 a store purchase of $25
10% off services
50% off vaccines 

Day of registration (if not previously sold out) and number pick up is 8:30-9:30am at Castle Island, 1997 William J Day Blvd, South Boston, MA 02127. Please arrive early; registration with hundreds of dogs is quite chaotic! 

We're bringing you the third annual Doggy 5K, Boston’s only road race for you AND your dog!

Our third annual 5K run/walk starts at 10AM at South Boston’s scenic Castle Island. You’ll enjoy a scenic loop around Fort Independence, along the boardwalk and out around the causeway before finishing back where you started, 3.1 miles later.  After the race, join us in the park for hours of doggy fun.The race is open to humans running with or without dogs.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue League of Boston.
Donate or create your own fundraising page today!

To keep everyone (and every dog) safe, special rules apply for those running with a dog:

Please only bring dogs that are well-behaved around other dogs and people. 
Dogs should be kept on leash once the race starts but are allowed to roam free along the beach before and after the event. 
Leashes should be no longer than 6 feet; please keep it short at the start to avoid entanglement.
No retractable leashes, which may be hazardous in a crowd.
No dogs in heat.
Please clean up after your dog.
Limit one dog per person.
Dogs should be at least 6 months old and up to date on vaccinations.

We strongly suggest that both the owner and dog train for this event if you don’t already run. Runners, start conditioning yourselves and your dog for at least a few weeks leading up to the race. You should inspect your dog’s pads for signs of injury (cuts and wear) and be careful in warmer weather (carry water, keep runs short, watch your dog for signs of stress). Talk to your veterinarian if you have any concerns.  We recommend jogging on trails or other locations where people run with their dogs, to acclimate your dog to running in a pack with distractions.

Thanks to our great sponsors

Race Day Info:
Course: View map here.
Registration: Opens at 10am at Fort Independence Park (view map here)
Parking: Free parking in the Castle Island parking lot and along Day Blvd.
Public transportation: 
Red Line to Broadway Station, then take City Point buses #9 or #11. Walk to the right across Marine Park.
Directions: Point your GPS to 1997 William J. Day Boulevard, South Boston, MA 02127
Volunteers: Please arrive at the Castle Island parking lot by 9am on Saturday.