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Petco 5K9 Walk Run

Petco is sponsoring a doggie 5K at the Del Mar Race Track on January 13th! This is a great opportunity to get some exercise for you and your dogs while helping out the Petco Foundation. For those of us that are already runners, it should be a lot of fun training a bit with the pups and will certainly be a unique race-day experience! If you're new to running (or walking that distance), it's a perfect way to get started.

There is also a 1 Mile Run/Walk if you or your dogs are not up to the whole 5K (3.1 Mile) distance.

Check out their website here: Petco 5K9 Run Walk

Registration is $35 for the 5K and $25 for the 1 Mile until November 13th and gets you a race t-shirt. I just registered and created a team called "20s and 30s Dog Owners Meetup", so please select that team under "Joining an existing team" during registration.


There's also a race/pet expo going on throughout the morning.

We will try to find a good spot to meet up so we can start the race together if possible. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

I know I'm posting this early, but some of us might want to spend some time training ourselves and the pups. Also, the registration price goes up November 13th (and then again on December 14th).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    OK we are standing to the left side of the naked smoothie truck inside the registration building. We'll wait here until 7:30

    January 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good morning everyone! Mehak and I are heading out soon. I will have my phone and will try to post a more specific meeting spot near the registration area when we get there....but just in case someone doesn't have their phone at that point, I'll be wearing a bright green running shirt, red shorts, and Vibram Five Fingers (toe shoes) I should be pretty easily recognizable. :) See you all there, and stay warm!

    January 13, 2013

  • Alicia

    I just took advantage of the living social deal for $15. I would have loved to do the 5k but it sold out so I'll be doing the 1 mile option if anyone else is interested let me know and we can meet up. :)

    January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi folks. If you pre-registered you should have received an email from the event organizers this morning with instructions about packet pickup, start times, etc. They want everyone to the start line by 7:40AM, so I just bumped back our meeting time by 15 minutes (now 7:15AM). We'll meet somewhere near the registration booths (I'll post a specific meeting place when we get there and scope out the area) then and will walk to the starting area at 7:30AM sharp. They also sent me a box with some random free SWAG (dog bag holders, collars, 1 t-shirt) that I'll hand out after the race in the parking lot for those that want it.

    January 7, 2013

  • Adam F.

    Living social website has a $20 deal on this if u haven't signed up yet.

    December 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So excited for this! I ran it last year with Duke and we had a blast. My profile picture on here is of Duke right after the 5k. :)

    October 28, 2012

  • Kat

    Awesome! and thank you for posting early! Anya and I are working on learning to run (nicely...) so hopefully we'll be set by then!

    October 15, 2012

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