CITY DOGS Cleveland Virtual 5k

Fri September 18 - Sun September 27, 2020 Cleveland, OH 44102 US

Run/walk anywhere you want or choose from one of our featured courses so you can see how your time really stacks up. Leaderboards will be posted to social media and everyone is encouraged to post using #CITYDOGSrunCLE. REGISTRATION CLOSES ON SEPTEMBER 7! 


All donations go to Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland who provide financial assistance for the animals at Cleveland Animal Care and Control, which includes daily enrichment opportunities, medical care and supporting the CITY DOGS adoption and volunteer programs. 

WHAT WILL I GET? - for the first 300 registrants only!

  • Official finisher medal and bib
  • Soft-fit, unisex grey t-shirt with event logo
  • Drawstring bag with coupons and fun freebies from local businesses including: Dewey’s Pizza, Lake Erie Petfood, Jukebox
  • Optional bandana for you or your dog, for an additional charge
  • Optional shipping for an additional charge

Packet Pick Up: (masks and social distancing required)

Participants can choose to get their packets delivered, for an additional charge, or pick up at Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Road, Cleveland.

  • Tuesday, September 15, 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 19, 2 - 5 p.m.

CITY DOGS Run Cleveland Virtual 5k Fundraising Challenge!

Create an individual fundraising page between Aug.17 – Sept. 17 and raise $100 or more for a chance to win prizes!

Help us provide care for more CITY DOGS at Cleveland Animal Care and Control! Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland allows us to save dogs year-round. We can’t do it without donations and support. Each participant can help support the dogs by setting up an individual fundraising page. We have an exciting prize for our top fundraiser and sweet CITY DOGS swag for various fundraising levels and milestones. So, create a page, share it on social media, and get started today! Don’t forget to use #CityDogsrunCLE when you post. To create a fundraising page and send it to friends/families, click here. Or go to the “Donate” tab on the website and find the “Become a Fundraiser” tab on the drop-down menu. Be sure to use the same email address from when you registered for the race. If you haven’t registered, what are you waiting for? Register today!​

Top Fundraiser Prize​

You and your pup will get an outdoor photoshoot with​ Robyn White Photography. The winner can pick the location – anywhere within 30 minutes of the CITY DOGS Kennel. Plus, two free 5x7 photo prints and the option for you to buy more. ($150 value) To secure this prize, you must raise at least $1,000.

Anyone raising $500 or more

You’ll get a Friends of CITY DOGS Cleveland t-shirt!

Anyone raising $250 or more

You’ll get some cool CITY DOGS merch!

Anyone raising $100 or more

You’ll get entered into a raffle to win a basket full of CITY DOGS merch and fun stuff for you and your pup!

Recommended Courses

Looking for some nice routes in Cleveland? Check out these 3 options: 

If you need help figuring out what 3.1 miles is, consider free running apps like Strava or MapMyRun. Both can be found on your phone's app store.

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