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Is this a USATF sanctioned event? Yes, the 5k course is USATF certified and the event is USATF sanctioned. USATF Members will receive a $3 discount for the 5k registration until 9/28.
What are the award categories? The first three (3) Male and Female Overall will be awarded then the following Age Groups M/F will be observed: 14&Under, 15-19, 20-80+ in 10yr increments.
Is there a rain date? Doggy Dash is rain or shine. In the event of a rain delay or cancellation (due to severe weather), an update will be posted on the main page.
Are dogs welcome at the Doggy Dash? Yes! We have several activities for your dog to enjoy: the fundraising walk, a caricature artist who will draw a portrait of your dog, and a dog pageant. Dress up with your dog and you could win a prize! Pet owners: Pets are NOT allowed to participate in the 5k. Please review the rules for pet dog participation by clicking here.
I can't/ don't want to attend. Can I still have a fundraiser? Yes! Click the "Donate" tab on the left menu and then select "Become a Fundraiser" to set up your page in a few easy steps.
I don't want to run or walk. Can I participate in the other activities? Yes, we will have free activities: Seeing Eye dog demonstrations, Seeing Eye puppies to meet and greet, and you can participate in the dog pageant judging, which is based on crowd applause. In addition, there will be raffles and dog pageant ($5/per dog, per category). We will also have a face painter and caricature artist.
Do I need to register my Seeing Eye puppy for this event? No, however, puppy raisers should check with their area coordinators to make sure this event is appropriate for their puppy. The question about pet dog participation in the online registration form does not apply to Seeing Eye dogs or Seeing Eye puppies.
Can I set up a fundraiser if I don't plan to attend your event? Yes, you can sign up to be a fundraiser for no charge and still earn the fundraising benefits for each level except for the participant refund at the $100 level. Click the "Donate" tab on the left menu and then select "Become a Fundraiser" to set up your page in a few easy steps.
Can I collect cash and checks for my fundraiser? Yes, you can collect cash and write us a personal check for the funds. Please provide us with the donor’s name, address, and contact information for acknowledgement purposes. You can also ask them to make a check out to The Seeing Eye and mail that to us on their behalf, or ask them to mail it and include your name and Doggy Dash in memo line. Mail checks to: The Seeing Eye Doggy Dash, PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963
Will I get credit for donations that I collect via cash and check? Yes, you can log in to your personal fundraising page and add these as offline donations to ensure that you receive credit. All donations will be verified before fundraising prizes are delivered.