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Posted on: August 3, 2011

[ARCHIVED] Doggy Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk Open for Registration

Doggy Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk is Now Open For Registration

The Town of Avon is partnering with the Eagle Valley Humane Society and Vail Pet Partners to present the fourth annual “Doggy Dash” event on Sunday, August 21st at 8:00 a.m. All proceeds from the Doggy Dash go directly to the Eagle Valley Humane Society dedicated to protecting the health and welfare of all animals. To register for the Doggy Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk please visit and click on the Dock Dogs button or come early on Sunday morning for on-site registration. Pre-registration before August 19th is only $15 per dog, humans are free or $20 cash only on event day.

Doggy Dash is part of the first ever “Dock Dogs Weekend” in Avon happening on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at Harry A. Nottingham Park! The entire family, even the four-legged members are sure to enjoy the national Dock Dogs competition to include “Big Air”, “Extreme Vertical” and “Speed Retrieve”. To register your pooch for competition please visit and look for the “Avon” page; registration closes August 17th. If your dog is not quite ready for competition you can still participate in the pre-event training seminars taking place each morning.

“Dock Dogs Weekend” is all about man’s best friend! The event weekend also features Dog Town where you can enjoy fantastic food and an ice cold beer from Crazy Mountain Brewery, test your pooch at the “AKC Good Citizen’s” testing arena, be wowed by the Police Service Dog Demonstrations and that’s not all! Canine Country School will be offering agility demonstrations and free clinics, Dunk-n-Dog open swim area in Nottingham Lake, pet friendly vendors showcasing their products and offering free samples.

The Town of Avon would like to thank the following partners and sponsors: Eagle Valley Humane Society, Vail Pet Partners, Eagle County, Vail Daily, TV8, KZYR, The Parent’s Handbook, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Walkin’ The Dog, The Christie Lodge, Canine Country School, Katie’s Bumpers, Eagle-Vail Animal Hospital, Avon Pet Centre, Wags & Whiskers and The Pet Spot.
For a complete event schedule, park rules and details please visit Remember that dogs must be on leash at all times except when competing.

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