The “Dog Gone Run” is a dog-friendly 5K run/walk in Bend’s Riverbend Park, benefiting BrightSide Animal Center in Redmond. Immediately following the race, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is the Pet Pawlooza, a free pet festival featuring activities such as agility and working dog demonstrations, contests, vendors of pet products, live music and entertainment, food vendors and a beer garden.
Awards will be given to the three fastest male and female finishers with their dogs. There will also be age group awards for runners.
Entry fee of $30 in advance, $35 after June 10, and $40 on race day includes a T-shirt and a cool bandana for your dog. Of course, runners without dogs also are invited. Visit http://runsignup.com/race/OR/Bend/dogonerun to register.
Race day registration ($40) will be 7-8:45 a.m. at the Riverbend Park in Bend.
Friday – June 17, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Eastside Bend Pet Express, 420 NE Windy Knolls Dr., Bend.
Saturday – Race Day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. at Riverbend Park in Bend
- Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times unless participating on an activity in the off-leash area
- No retractable leashes allowed
- All dogs will require proof of rabies vaccination
- Please do not bring female dogs in heat
- Participants are expected to practice responsible pet ownership
- Use good judgment regarding the temperament of your pet
- Pets must be kept under control at all times
- One dog per runner
- Please come prepared to clean up after your pet
- Water will be available for all animals
- If your pet requires a separate drinking container, please bring one
For more information, please email John at
- Start: 18 June 2016 9:00am
- Where: Riverbend Park