Dog Jog 5K and Fun Run

Sun August 23, 2020 Columbus, OH US 43215 Directions

Dog Jog 5K

$40 $35 9:00AM EDT Price increases after August 22, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Dog Jog Fun Run

$25 9:00AM EDT Registration ends August 23, 2020 at 9:00am EDT

The annual Dog Jog 5K and Fun Run has been a longstanding tradition for CHA Animal Shelter. The donations raised through registration fees and fundraising efforts for this event directly support the animals in our care every year. While the team at CHA is fully committed to hosting an in-person run at Genoa Park on August 23, at this time, we are carefully monitoring developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Should it be in the best interest of the community to not hold the event at Genoa Park or if large gatherings are still not recommended in August, the Dog Jog 5K and Fun Run will change to a “virtual run/walk”.

A virtual run/walk means that all registered participants will still receive a race t-shirt and a custom race bib. Participants will be encouraged, but not required, to run or walk the Dog Jog 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, August 23. A virtual event further means that unfortunately, we would not have race timing or any of the great in-person event festivities we have enjoyed during the first 30 years of the race. However, if the event switches to virtual, runners and walkers would still be able to connect in many other ways. Everyone would be encouraged to participate wherever they would like (running or walking on bikepaths, in neighborhoods, wherever running and walking is safely permitted at the time) and would furthermore be encouraged to post their times (details would be sent on event day) and post photos across social media outlets. As race day approaches, we will continue to monitor CDC, federal, state, and local guidelines to determine the best approach so that everyone can participate in a safe and healthy manner.

The decision as to whether to hold the event in-person or change to a virtual run/walk would likely be made in July, all registrants would be contacted, and this page would be updated. Should you register and decide that you are no longer interested in participating as the event approaches, refunds of registration fees can be provided minus processing fees associated with the transaction.

Read below for more information on this year’s event as it is currently scheduled. Please note, some of these details are subject to change based on the information above.


Make a difference to the animals in your community by joining us at Dog Jog 2020, an annual fundraising event supporting CHA Animal Shelter.

As we celebrate the 30th year of this event, we promise that this year will be bigger and better than ever before. Choose between a 5K Run/Walk or a 1-Mile Run/Walk and enjoy a fun-filled morning of exercise with your ENTIRE family, including your dog!

Visit a wide variety of wonderful pet-friendly vendors, celebrate and learn more about event sponsors, and participate in a wide variety of other activities after the race. Adoptable dogs will also be in attendance!

You don't have to run or walk or attend the event to make a difference at our shelter - you can always become a fundraiser and make your voice heard in your community:

  • To sign up, just check the box to fundraise during registration or go to and click "Fundraiser Sign-up".
  • Once you have joined, simply set up a page to raise money for the animals waiting for homes at CHA Animal Shelter and share the link with others through text, email, or social media.
    • You can make the page in memory of a lost pet or even make a goofy page for an energetic pet that needs to burn some energy on the run. Either way, it's for a great cause!
  • You can also consider joining a CHA team that's already set up and raise money OR create your own with family, friends or co workers!

This year we are offering special CHA merchandise to our fundraisers based on the donations you are able to collect! Check out the different levels below. Photos of the fundraiser incentives can be found on our website at

  • $50 - 2 In-Shelter Cage Sponsorships
  • $100 - Custom T-Shirt
  • $200 - Embroidered Back Pack
  • $400 - Embroidered Lunch Bag
  • $800 - Double Insulated Water Bottle
  • $1500 - Embroidered Fleece Blanket

Special prizes in addition to the fundraising incentives above will be awarded to the TOP 3 fundraisers!

Race Website

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Additional Race Information


Early packet pickup

Early packet pickup will be held at CHA Animal Shelter (3765 Corporate Dr - 43231) on Thursday, August 20th 2020, and Friday, August 21, 2020, from 6:30p-8:30p, and Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 1p-4p. Stop in early on one of these days to pick up your race materials to prevent standing in line on race day! Otherwise, stop by the registration table at Genoa Park between 8a-9a on Sunday, August 23 (race day) to check-in.


There is plenty of underground parking available at COSI in their lots off of Belle St. Parking meters are also available on surrounding streets.

Event Timeline

  • 800a - Registration begins
  • 845a - Fundraiser ceremony and pre-race instructions
  • 900a - Dog Jog 5K and Dog Jog Fun Run begin
  • 1000a - Post-race activities are open


There will be pre-race recognition of top fundraisers. As runners finish, special gift baskets will be given to the top male, female and dog finishers.

Race Contact Info

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303 W Broad St
Genoa Park
Columbus, OH US 43215
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