Dog Jog 5K and Fun Run

Sun October 3, 2021 Columbus, OH 43215 US Directions
Events

Dog Jog 5K - IN-PERSON

$35 $30 10/03 9:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Dog Jog Fun Run (1 Mile) - IN-PERSON

$35 $30 10/03 9:00AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Dog Jog 5K - VIRTUAL

$35 $30 Price increases after June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Dog Jog Fun Run (1 Mile) - VIRTUAL

$35 $30 Price increases after June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

We are offering both in-person and virtual race options for CHA’s 31st Annual Dog Jog. As a participant, you have the option to sign up for either event option when you register. If we as an organization don't have confirmation from the city that our event will be permitted by 60 days out from the scheduled event date, all in-person participants will be transitioned to the virtual event for 2021.

Those who choose the in-person event on October 3rd at Genoa Park will enjoy a scenic run/walk in downtown Columbus and be able to visit a variety of vendor booths and participate in games and other activities. Those who choose to participate in the event virtually will not be officially timed for the race or have access to in-person event festivities, but can take part in the event between October 3rd and October 10th by running or walking along their favorite neighborhood routes, on their local bike paths, or wherever running and walking is safely permitted.

Keep reading below for further information on this year's race. Thanks so much for your support!

Description

Make a difference to the animals in your community by joining us for the 31st Annual Dog Jog 5K and Fun Run, a fundraising event that supports CHA Animal Shelter.

To participate in this event, simply register to either complete a 5K Run/Walk or a 1-Mile Run/Walk virtually or onsite at Genoa Park. It is always a great experience to enjoy a fun-filled morning of exercise with your ENTIRE family, including your dog! For those who are unable to join us for the in-person event on October 3 at Genoa Park, there is a virtual option, where participants can submit results anytime between October 3 and October 10! For more information on the virtual race, see our section titled "How Does A Virtual Race Work?" below.

You don't have to run or walk or attend the event to make a difference at our shelter - you can always become a fundraiser and make your voice heard in your community:

  • To become a fundraiser, just go to https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2021-dog-jog-5k-and-fun-run and click "Fundraiser Sign-up".
  • Once you have joined, simply set up a page to raise money for the animals waiting for homes at CHA Animal Shelter and share the link with others through text, email, or social media.
  • You can make the page in memory of a lost pet or even make a goofy page for an energetic pet that needs to burn some energy on the run. Either way, it's for a great cause!
  • You can also consider joining a CHA team that's already set up and raise money OR create your own with family, friends, or co-workers!

This year we are offering special CHA merchandise to our fundraisers based on the donations you are able to collect! Check out the different levels below. Photos of the fundraiser incentives can be found on our website at http://www.chaanimalshelter.org/dogjog.

  • $50 - 2 In-Shelter Cage Sponsorships
  • $100 - CHA Bumper Sticker
  • $200 - Collapsible Cat/Dog Bowl
  • $400 - Baseball Cap
  • $800 - Shatter-resistant Water Bottle & Cooling Towl
  • $1500 - Roll-up Blanket

Special prizes in addition to the fundraising incentives above will be awarded to the TOP 3 fundraisers!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.chaanimalshelter.org/dogjog.

Additional Race Information

Swag

Participants who register for this year's race will receive a 2021 Dog Jog t-shirt! Shirts are guaranteed for those who register before September 3rd. For those who register after September 3rd, t-shirts are available while supplies last.

Early packet pickup

Race items can be picked up at CHA Animal Shelter (3765 Corporate Dr - 43231) between 12pm and 2pm or 6pm and 8pm Wednesday, September 29th through Friday, October 1st, and between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday, October 2nd. If choosing to have race materials mailed to you, sign up by September 23rd to ensure that your materials will arrive by Sunday, October 3rd. Race materials for those who register after September 23rd will be mailed out soon after the day of your registration but may not arrive until after race day.

Race day parking

There is ample parking in the downtown area surrounding Genoa Park. There are multiple garages nearby and also any available metered spots are free on Sundays.

Race day timeline

Race Day Pickup/Registration: 7:30 am - 8:55 am
Start of 5K & 1-Mile: 9:00 am

How Does A Virtual Race Work?

We may be socially distant, but we can all share these miles in solidarity and carry on the great tradition of running or walking for a great cause. The steps are simple:

  1. Sign up
  2. Train for your race
  3. Run or walk your race
  4. Submit Your Results

Get started today and get prepped for the Dog Jog 5K and Fun Run!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Refer 5 or more participants and get a refund of your paid registration amount.

Email Kelsey@chaanimalshelter.org for more information.

Part of a running club? Get a discount on registration!

Sign up with a team of 6+ runners/walkers and receive $5 off each individual registration.

Email Kelsey@chaanimalshelter.org for more information.

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