11th Annual Run The D.O.G. St. 5K

Sat September 5 - Fri September 25 Williamsburg, VA 23185 US Directions

5K Run

09/05 7:30AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT

5K Run & Walk

09/05 7:30AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT

Students-Only 5K Run/Walk

09/05 7:35AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT

5K Competitive Walk

09/05 7:30AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT

Two Shilling Fun Mile

09/05 7:00AM EDT - 10:45AM EDT
COVID-19 Race Updates

Due to restrictions on in-person gatherings, this race is now a hybrid in-person and virtual event! The in-person race event is currently at capacity and closed to new entries.  We will reopen this part of the event if restrictions are lifted. Virtual race participants must sign up by 6 PM on September 4, 2020, and can run/walk anytime, anywhere between NOW and Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Gather your friends, family and colleagues!

All virtual participants who sign up by noon on Thursday, September 3, 2020, can pick up their swag bag, race t-shirt and race medal during early packet pickup on Friday, September 4, 2020 from 12–6 PM at Colonial Sports (1303 Jamestown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185). Once a 5K distance is completed, please submit your time to Colonial Sports and we will enter it into the race results. Virtual participants are not eligible for overall or age group awards.

Other Changes: No cash awards or awards ceremony this year. Only in-person participants are eligible for race awards. 

Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA US 23185

"A Healthy Heart, Healthy Mind Event"
Colonial Road Runners Grand Prix
Hampton Roads Super Grand Prix
USATF Certified 5K Race (VA-10013-RT)  Not this year  new non-certified course for 2020 Pandemic Race

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020
12 PM - 6 PM // Early Packet Pickup and Final Registration

              Colonial Sports
              1303 Jamestown Road #111
              Williamsburg, VA. 23185

Saturday, Sept 5, 2020 (RACE DAY)
NO Race Day Registration! The in-person race event is currently at capacity and closed to new entries. Due to pandemic restrictions, if you have not registered nor received a confirmation to run in person, we ask you not to show up on race day.  

  • Race Day Packet Pickup at the START LINE  6:30 AM – 7:30 AM
  • Start Line is on Prince George St. between Nassau St. and Henry St. (This year closer to Nassau St.)
  • Two Shilling Fun Mile begins at 7:00 AM at the Finish Line on Duke of Gloucester St.
  • 5K Run/Run Walk/Competitive Walk Begins at 7:30 AM (Not S.H.I.P.)

START: The race starts on Prince George St. (the Start line is in front of Nassau St.) runs through Williamsburg  and Colonial Williamsburg ending on Duke of Gloucester St. Runners will pass the Governor's Palace and the Colonial Capitol building before finishing the final 800 meters on the most famous street in America, the Duke of Gloucester Street.

Age groups begin at 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-15, 16-19, then 5 year increments extending to 80 and over.

FINISH: The Finish is on Duke of Gloucester St. (D.O.G. St.) just before Nassau St.

AWARDS: Top three overall men and women receive custom medal. Top three finishers in each age group receive a custom medal.  Top three male and female masters (age 40+) receive a custom medal. Top three male and female walkers receive a custom medal. Three Team awards: Fastest Team, Largest Team and Largest Donation. Winning teams receive custom plaque. Two Shilling (Fun Run) Mile and 5K finishers receive a custom finisher medal. Tech tee race shirt given to all 5K participants signed up by Friday Sept 4, 2020.

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The Charity Partner of the Annual Run The D.O.G. St. 5K race is Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg!!

Habitat for Humanity's mission is to bring people together to build homes, communities and hope for hardworking families in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, plus the counties of Charles City, James City, New Kent and York. Habitat families have low to moderate incomes with excellent credit and steady employment, live or work locally and have a need for decent, affordable housing. Habitat homes are energy efficient and purchased with a zero-interest mortgage. Mortgage payments are then recycled to build future Habitat homes!

Race proceeds will be used to build a Habitat home for an excited family in Williamsburg!

To read more about the family, how to volunteer on this home and other ways you can help, click HERE!

Homeownership is one of the most stabilizing forces in a community. Habitat's families do the work that supports our quality of life and our society. These families are the backbone of our community and economy.

Help Habitat to build strength, stability and independence for this future Williamsburg family with a gift today!


Sponsorships Available

Ready to sign up as a sponsor or want more information? Please contact Habitat Development Director Virginia L. Staley ​using virginia@habitatpgw.org or 757-913-5650! You can read more about the Habitat house to be built with the proceeds from this race at https://www.habitatpgw.org/race.

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