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Sun September 22, 2024 Owings Mills, MD 21117 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

($25: Ages 0 - 12)
9:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Doggie Dash (Ages 13 and older)

$25 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Price increases after August 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Doggie Dash (Ages 12 and under)

$15 10:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT Does not include t-shirt. T-shirt can be added during the registration process for $10.


Garrison Forest School
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD US 21117


Heads & Tails 5K Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m.
Heads & Tails Doggie Dash at 10:00 a.m.

Held annually, the Heads & Tails 5K Run/Walk & Doggie Dash supports the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce. The morning’s events will feature a 5K Run/Walk (dogs can participate in this event), a Doggie Dash, a Vendor Village, and a Post-Race Celebration with our Famous Hot Breakfast! A portion of proceeds will be donated to Reed’s Rescue

Top Dog Presenting Sponsor

Doggie Dash

Paw Prints Mile Marker

Pug Mug Photo Booth

Raise the Woof

Puppy Love Small Business Sponsor 3-10 employees

In-Kind Sponsors

Thank you to our Media Sponsors!

Race Contact Info

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Event Safety Measures

Our first priority is the safety and health of all pets, attendees, sponsors, vendors, volunteers and staff. 

We are closely monitoring guidance from the CDC and the Maryland State Health Department to ensure that the Heads & Tails Pikesville 5K Run/Walk & Doggie Dash will be a fun and entertaining experience that is safe for everyone.

As such, all attendees will be required to abide by any state mandated COVID-19 protocol in place at the time of the event. The Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, along with the Baltimore Humane Society, reserve the right to modify and add requirements at their sole discretion.

  • There will be two waves of walkers/runners to spread people out (and dogs) in each wave. The second wave will start shortly after the first wave. We will provide more information about wave(s) in the pre race communication the week of the event.
  • Vendor and sponsor booths will be spread out in the park.
  • Instead of a buffet pancake breakfast of years past, we will be offering items that are individually wrapped.

Course Safety
We have the following safety measures in place for the event:

  • Volunteers and staff will be stationed along the course and available to help. We have course leaders who have event radios and first aid kits. We will have EMS on hand, as well as a veterinarian.
  • If your dog starts limping or looks like they are overheating, please stop any physical activity and seek out a volunteer. 

Event Rules for Dogs

For the health and safety of all dogs and participants in the Doggie Dash and/or 5K, please observe the following rules for canines attending the event with you. 

  • Every pet owner must sign a waiver to participate with their pet in any of the Heads & Tails events.
  • Participating dogs must be currently licensed with proof of Parvo and Rabies vaccinations. You do not need to bring proof with you; if an incident occurs, you must be able to produce proof in a reasonable amount of time.
  • For safety reasons, “extend-a-leashes” or retractable leashes are not allowed. Dogs must be kept on a regular lead at all times, no longer than six feet. 
  • One dog per handler for safety reasons.
  • Female dogs in heat are not permitted.
  • Race officials reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog whose behavior could be dangerous to others. 
  • Please use good judgment regarding the temperament of your pet so that this event will be safe and enjoyable for everyone.
  • Dogs younger than six months should not participate.
  • Be sure you and your dog are conditioned for this event, especially if you plan to run.



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