Sun January 28, 2024 Lakeland, FL 33801 US



Open to ages 3+.


Run for the Dog and Friends 5K features a fast, flat, and scenic course and proceeds from this event support Florida Giant Dog Rescue!  

Join us on  Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 2:00 pm  for an exciting event that features the scenic views of Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, FL and supports Florida Giant Dogs Rescue.  With awesome swag for all dog lovers and runners, this race is a sure thing for a great doggy good time!  This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing.  Results will be posted at   

Registration Includes:

  • T-Shirt 
  • Finisher Medal
  • 5k Run/Walk Entry
  • Chip Timed Race Bib
  • Collapsible Dog Bowl
  • Live Race Results
  • Finish Line Treats For Humans and Dogs!
Can I Run with My Pet?  Absolutely!  We are running to support pets, pet lovers, and animal charities!  So you can run or walk with or without your pet!
Can I participate virtually?     Yes, click here to register for our Virtual Run for the Dogs.
Start Time:  All Participants will start at 2pm
Packet Pickup: will be on race day beginning 1 hour prior to race start time.

Race Swag


111 Lake Hollingsworth
Southern Landing-Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL US 33801

About the Florida Giant Dog Rescue

The Mission of Florida Giant Dog Rescue is To Rescue, Re-Home, and Reduce the number of Gentle Giant Dogs in need with Commitment and Compassion, and Community Engagement.
Our Giant dog Breed rescue is located in the Central Florida area and is dedicated to finding furever homes for abused, neglected or abandoned giant dog breeds of all kinds.

Course Map

This course features the beautiful and scenic Lake Hollingsworth. 

Click here for an interactive Course Map


Wine and Dogs Race Series

Love Wine? Love Dogs?  Check out our 4 race Wine and Dogs Series and score a 20% Discount by Signing up for 2 or more events!
Jan 27th - Masaryk Wine Run 5k (Masaryktown, FL)  *Please note:  No dogs allowed at this race
Jan 28th - Run for Dogs 5k (Lakeland, FL)
Feb 4th - Aspirations Wine Run 5k (Clearwater, FL)
Feb 4th - Run for Dogs 5k (Clearwater, FL)
Feb 3rd - Keel Farms Wine Run 5k (Plant City, FL)

Race Contact Info

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