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.
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!
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.
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