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The old saying goes, if your dog is over-weight, you are not getting enough exercise. We are excited to meet with other local active, and not so active, dog owners who are interested in running (or walking) with their dog for general fitness or to lose a couple extra pounds (both you and your dog). Runners and walkers are welcome.

The goal of the group is too share dog friendly races in the area and to provide a forum so that dog owners can meet and train together.

Upcoming events (5)

Fallen soldiers memorial 5k, 10k, half marathon - external registration required

Late/Last-minute event opportunity: Bishop's events 2019 Fallen Soldiers Memorial 5k, 10k and half. External registration required: https://www.bishopseventregistrations.com/event/2019-Fallen-Soldiers-Memorial-5k-10k--Half (Day of registration available 45 min before start) Packet pickup on site morning of race. Nicky and I will probably do the half marathon - but if there are folks who want to go and do a shorter distance, we can be persuaded for social time! We'll likely do a pup-swim in the river after the run. Because it's a narrow trail for two-way "traffic" shared with bikes, walkers and other runners, leash manners are essential: no longer than 6' fixed lead leash, pup to the side/close on non-passing side (typically the right), poop pickup.

Travels with Ollie Joint Group HIKE - Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain West View Parking Lot

This is a hike - not a run - with the Travels with Ollie monthly outing group. (NOTE: There isn't water on the trail so you'll want to pack enough for your pup and you) From the event page: Our June hike will head to Maryland for an adventure at Sugarloaf Mountain! We'll hike the 5-mile, moderately challenging Northern Peaks Trail (blue blazes). *This hike will be modified if the weather is too hot + humid. GPS Directions: 7901 Comus Road, Dickerson, MD 20842 Meet us at 10am at the WEST VIEW PARKING LOT and plan to start hiking by 10:20. To reach the WEST VIEW PARKING LOT: Once you have turned onto the mountain rd, follow the signs to the West View parking –– the last parking area on the road. We will be out on the trail for about 2-3 hours. We will stop for water breaks frequently and have lunch at the White Rocks viewpoint. There are porta potties at the parking lot. All dogs must be on a leash and practice the "Leave No Trace" principles. Don't forget sunscreen, bug spray, lunch + plenty of water. In the event of bad weather, I will make the call the night before and reschedule if possible. Please note that this is a community building event, not a networking event. :) Note on liability: These hikes are 'at your own risk" events. By participating you agree to the following: Participants agree to hold Hannele Lahti | a dog photographer harmless from any claim for loss or injury that may be alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly to any person or thing by an act of other persons, owners, guardians and/or their dog(s) while participating in the Travels With Ollie Hiking events.

External event: Dog Jog/walk for WAAAG Animal Rescue @ Winery

• What we'll do Register externally at https://www.waaag.org/waaag5kdogjog (early bird rates before 5/19) Super fun, low-key, friend and family-friendly event in the foothills of VA wine country (about 2hrs from the city, but worth it for a day of exploring). The 5k route takes you on some pretty trails and finishes in the vineyard. Post-race refreshments include a wine/beer tasting for 21+, fun food and more. Registration includes a t-shirt and dog bandanna. And it all goes to support the WAAAG Animal Rescue group. Great cause, great time, and some devilishly "great" hills. • What to bring Bug repellent and make sure whatever tick preventative you use son your dog is up to date. • Important to know Registration is required for event: https://www.waaag.org/waaag5kdogjog Early registration is $30, and day of event is $40

Race to Ratification 5k (dog friendly! walk or run) - external registration

New event! External registration required: https://www.nps.gov/bepa/planyourvisit/r2r.htm (information) https://www.zippyreg.com/online_reg/index.php?e=1255 (registration = $40) From the site: The National Woman's Party, in collaboration with the National Park Service, is hosting a 5K race to commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment between June 1919 and August 1920. A 3.1 mile timeline tells the ratification story state by state and honors the courageous women and men across the US who led the fight to ratify the 19th Amendment. You won't find on the site that it's dog-friendly, but from the National Park Service: "Dogs on 5 foot, non-retractable leashes are permitted. Dogs must be friendly, be up to date with shots, and have no history of fighting or biting. Pet owners take full responsibility for the behavior of their pet, must start towards the back, may not weave through packs of runners, must yield the right of way to other runners and must clean up after their pet." Can do packet pickup the morning of event OR at Pacers/Navy Yard between 2-5 on Saturday June 8.

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Pups 'n Pints 5k run/walk and fun

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