Fun for the whole family! Join us Sunday, May 20, 2018 for the 8th annual Dash for the Dogs!

Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Location: Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL
Time: 7:15 am -12:00 pm
Check-in/Registration: 7:15 am – 8:45 am – Jewel Tea Pavilion
5K Run/Walk: 9:00 am
1 Mile Family Fun Walk: 10:45 am
Virtual Dash for the Dogs: run anywhere at any time!
Cost: $25-$35 pre-registration, $40 race day registration, free for children under 10 (no registration required)
$25 for groups of 10 or more (pre-registration only)
Contact:, or Contact Us here.


Pre-register online from November 15, 2017 – May 18, 2018.

Dogs are welcome to participate in the run or walk as long as they are leashed at all times, current on rabies and distemper vaccines, and have excellent temperament with other dogs and children. Strollers are welcome. Following the run and walk, we will have snacks, awards, and other festivities to enjoy.

Teams of 10 or more people will receive a discounted registration rate of $25. Please be sure to set up or choose your team when registering. Team members 1-9 will be charged the full amount at time of registration and will receive a refund once the 10th team member registers. The 10th team member and members thereafter will be charged $25.

Become a Fundraiser

We have a great community of supporters who rally behind our cause. Now you have another opportunity to help us save lives and spread awareness! Whether or not you want to run or walk in Dash for the Dogs, you can create individual and/or team fundraising pages online. Earn great prizes while helping us reach our goal of raising $5,000!


Would your business like to participate in our event as a sponsor? This is a wonderful opportunity to support our cause and advertise for your business!

Contact for more information.


We are currently seeking volunteers! Roles include:

  • Promotions
  • Parking Lot Attendants
  • Registration
  • Merchandise Sales
  • Course Direction
  • Water Station
  • Food Table

If you would like to volunteer, contact


The top three male and female finishers overall and in each age group will receive awards. Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over. The first two dogs to cross the finish line will also receive a prize!

2017 Race Results

2018 Race Results

Dash for the Dogs Course

The race course is certified and timed. It begins and ends in Citizens Park and winds through the beautiful Lake County Forest Preserve and Cuba Marsh.