This will be a first time experience for many of our participants. Read this article on etiquette before the big day!

Want to know more, read this article to learn some running advice, from your dog, What My Dog Taught Me About Running

Divisions & Awards

Divisions will consist of those running with and without their 4 legged friends

Instead of age divisions like a typical 5K, dog size will dictate JWYD divisions.

The 5K will be a timed event and will lead to awards such as:

  • Fastest dog
  • Slowest dog

Also, award categories may include:

  • Longest name
  • Smallest dog participant
  • Largest dog participant
  • Most well traveled dog

Those participating in the Walk will not be eligible for awards based on speed.


the course

See course maps below

The course begins at the Mtn. Home Dog Park/Keller Park at the pavilion.  There is a slight variation between the 5K course and the Walker course, both begin and end at the pavilion.


  • Pavilion to Rossi Rd. where you will turn right, head out towards Hwy 5
  • Before Hwy 5, participants will turn around at the cone and come back, pass the Dog Park, pass the baseball fields and turn around near Hoppers.
  • Turn righ into Clysta Willett Park and follow the signs to the trail head
  • The trail is approximately one mile where signs will take you all the way to the pavement to the finish line
  • Course map is provided below


  • Pavilion to Rossi Rd. with a left turn heading into Clysta Willett Park
  • Follow the signs to the trail head
  • The trail will be shorter for walkers, just follow the signs back to the paved path and the finish line
  • Course map is provided below

sweet explanation

This video will give you a great idea of what to expect!


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Saturday, October 27, 2018

6:30 am - 7:45 am

Packet Pick Up


Participants gather at start for National Anthem and announcements


We take off!

9:15 (estimated)



All events held at the Mtn. Home Dog Park

More details will be provided as we get closer to the big day!

Friday, October 26, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Early Packet Pick-up

2019 Date TBD

Presented by:

No dog > no problem!

The Humane Society of  North Central Arkansas will be on site Saturday morning with many adorable and adoptable dogs ready to run at their Pet Fair.

You can literally show up empty handed > pick out a dog > adopt a dog >  jog with that dog  > and take home your new best friend!

Pre-fill and submit your Adoption Application  so you're primed and ready on Saturday morning!

Also, no  dog required!  Come and participate and help out a great cause!