Sunday, September 18th, 2022 5K: 8:00AM Doggie Dash: 8:30AM Owings Mills, MD 21117 US Directions

5K Run/Walk

8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

Doggie Dash (Ages 12 and under)

8:30AM EDT - 10:00AM 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

Sunday, September 18th, 2022 

Garrison Forest School
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD

Heads & Tails Pikesville 5K Run/Walk at 8:00 a.m.
Heads & Tails Doggie Dash at 8:30 a.m.

Hundreds of runners and volunteers take part in the Heads & Tails Pikesville 5K Run/Walk & Doggie Dash. Held annually, the Heads & Tails Pikesville 5K Run/Walk & Doggie Dash supports two great causes, the Baltimore Humane Society and the Greater Baltimore Chamber of Commerce (formerly the Pikesville-Owings Mills Chamber). 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!


In alignment with our mission to support the wellbeing of our community, the Greater Baltimore Chamber donates a portion of our 5K proceeds to our nonprofit partner, Baltimore Humane Society, a 501(c)(3). 
Baltimore Humane Society 
1601 Nicodemus Road 
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Federal tax ID # 52-0623165



Early Bird 5K Registration: $35 through August 17, 2022 (one runner; or, one runner plus one dog)
Standard 5K Registration: $40 after August 17, 2022 (one runner; or, one runner plus one dog)
Race Day 5K Registration: $45 September 18, 2022 (one runner; or, one runner plus one dog)
Kids 5K Registration: $25 – Ages 12 and under (includes a cotton t-shirt) – discount will be applied at check-out. 
Doggie Dash Half Mile Registration: $25  through August 17; $35 after August 17 (one dasher; or, one dasher plus one dog)
Kids Doggie Dash Half Mile Registration: $15 -- Ages 12 and under (does not include shirt. cotton t-shirt can be purchased during registration for $10)



Tuesday, September 13th from 2PM-6PM
Pikesville Farmers Market
Pomona Square
1700 Reisterstown Rd
Pikesville, MD 21208

Friday, September 16th from 12 PM-3 PM
Baltimore Humane Society
1601 Nicodemus Rd, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Saturday, September 17th from 10 AM - 2 PM
Loyal Companion 
Festival at Woodholme
1809 Reisterstown Rd Suite 131, Pikesville, MD 21208

Race Morning: Onsite starting at 6:30AM


Enjoy a rolling course on the tree-lined Garrison Forest School campus.


Parking will be available in two locations along Reisterstown Road across from Garrison Forest School Campus. Look for signs that say “5K Parking” and “Doggie Dash Parking.” Police will be on hand to insure safe crossing.

HOME DEPOT 9818 Reisterstown Rd. This lot is reserved for registrants with dogs. We suggest parking in a space closest to Reisterstown Rd. Cross at the light. The school gates will be open. The Doggie Dash will be to your right, but please check in first to get your bib. Doggie Dash registrants will receive an email with a Doggie Dash sign to place on their dash for parking.

MD Furniture parking lot. 9800 Reisterstown Rd.  Reserved for 5K Run/Walk participants. Please carefully cross Reisterstown Rd onto the school campus. There will be a horse barn on your right as you enter the campus. Proceed until you see signs/tents for Registration and Check In.

There is no parking on Garrison Forest School campus except for 5K Volunteers. Thank you.


From the North and East
I-95 South to I-695 West (Baltimore Beltway). Take exit 20 North (MD-140W/Reisterstown Road). Turn left onto Reisterstown Road. Stay on Reisterstown Road for about 2 miles; proceed to designated parking lot (MD Furniture at 9800 Reisterstown Rd for participants with pets or other lot, currently pending approval. Check back for update).

From the South and West
I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) West and North (follow signs toward Towson). Take exit 20 (MD-140W/Reisterstown Road) and yield right onto Reisterstown Road. Stay on Reisterstown Road for about 2.5 miles; proceed to the designated parking lot (MD Furniture at 9800 Reisterstown Rd for participants with pets or other lot, currently pending approval. Check back for update).


Pre-Race Warm Up with Garrison Forest School athletes. Commemorative t-shirt guaranteed for the first 500 runners/walkers and kids registered by August 18 (Note: Doggie Dash ages 12 and under does not include shirt. cotton t-shirt can be purchased during registration for $10); water stops; on-site first aid; on-site veterinarian. Post-race snacks and bottled water. Vendor Village and Kids Korner with family-friendly activities through 10:30am.


Load up on healthy carbs post-race with a selection of fruit and pre-packaged snacks. Bottled water available.


  • ·   Commemorative Race shirt. (Please keep in mind that women’s shirts run small. Sorry, no exchanges)
  •     Bandana for dogs participating in the Doggie Dash.




Doggie Dash Details & Course

Here's a rundown of everything you need to know for you and your pup to have the best possible experience at the Heads & Tails Doggie Dash. For help with your personal fundraising page, donations, and other technical questions, please contact Charm City Run -

Our first annual Doggie Dash will take place at 8:30am on Sunday, September 18 on a separate ½ mile grassy course at Garrison Forest School. 

Online registration is $25. This fee includes one handler, a commemorative t-shirt, and a pet bandana.

Meet our Mascot
Garrison Forest School faculty, staff, and students participated in a Doggie Dash Mascot contest in June. We will announce the winner of our Doggie Dash Mascot Contest on July 15! Be sure to follow our adorable mascot on social media leading up to the event.

Doggie Dash Course
Our Doggie Dash course is a ½ mile grassy course on the pet-friendly campus of Garrison Forest School. All dogs must be on a non-retractable leash. You can run, walk or jog at your own pace with your leashed dog. The Doggie Dash is strictly a "fun run" and is not a timed event. Most participants enjoy a leisurely stroll. 

The Pikesville 5K 
The 5K is separate from the Doggie Dash.
 The Doggie Dash is a separate event and takes place at 8:30 a.m., not far from the 5K course.

Doggie Dash Prizes
We will have fun pet prizes for the pups that come in first, second, and third place. The race is not timed and winners will be determined by our Doggie Dash Celebrity Judges—all in good fun and for a good cause! 

Doggie Dash Race Bib 
All registered Dashers and their dogs will receive a race bib. Avoid the line by getting your bib and commemorative t-shirt at one of our pre race day Packet Pick Up locations.

Pet Festival

In addition to the Heads & Tails Pikesville 5K and Doggie Dash, all participants can take advantage of the many free activities at the pet festival! Be sure to have your race bib with you to show you're registered!

Heads & Tails Fundraising 

Fundraising can be fun and rewarding with a great cause! Participants can help raise money for the Baltimore Humane Society by participating Your donations save the lives of hundreds of shelter animals at the Baltimore Humane Society each year. Be sure to set up a fundraising page during the registration process.

Heads & Tails Fundraising and Top Prizes

How do I win prizes?

  • By reaching fundraising milestones!
    Earn prizes by reaching the five fundraising milestones: $100, $250, $500, $1,000, and $2,500. Awesome prizes for each category will be announced soon!
  • By attending the event!
    Join us on Sunday, September 18, 2022. You won't want to miss the amazing raffle and vendor giveaways — all supported by our local business partners and compassionate corporate supporters! Employees of GBCC and Baltimore Humane Society are not eligible for raffle and vendor giveaways.
  • By participating in our weekly fundraising challenges!
    Be sure you're opted in to receive emails so you don't miss our weekly Mutt Mail e-newsletter. Every Monday, we'll reveal a new fundraising challenge with the chance to win exclusive prizes.

Fundraising Deadlines
The top three individual and team fundraisers will be announced at the Doggie Dash starting line on September 18, 2022. To be considered for a top fundraising category, all in-person cash/check donations must be received or hand-delivered to Baltimore Humane Society at least 48 hours prior to the event. 

All online donations are credited to fundraisers automatically and will count toward prize milestones. Online donations must be made no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on September 18, 2022 to qualify for prizes. 

Prizes for Fundraising Participants
Fundraising prizes will be available for pickup at a special event at the Baltimore Humane Society in late September. Stay tuned for more details on exciting prizes for each fundraising milestone from our sponsors and local businesses! Prizes can also be mailed to you for the cost of pre-paid shipping/handling. 

Prize Disclaimer
All taxes on prizes, including but not limited to federal, state and local income and sales taxes, are the responsibility of the winners. Please consult your tax adviser for more information. Each prize is guaranteed to be awarded except if forfeited by a prize winner or if the Baltimore Humane Society and/or the Greater Baltimore Chamber ceases operation or is unable to fulfill the prize after a diligent effort is made. In such circumstances, BHS and GBCC assume no responsibility (monetary or otherwise) to fulfil the prize. Batlimore Humane Society and GBCC may, in its sole discretion, choose to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, exchangeable or transferable. 


Event Info for Sponsors

We are excited to present the first-ever Heads and Tails Pikesville 5K and Doggie Dash to our community! If you are a new or one of many returning sponsors to our largest community chamber fundraiser, we can’t wait to welcome you to this year’s event! 


Bark in the Park Vendor Village
Doggie Dash
Warm Up
Mighty Dog Finish Line
Med Tent
Hot Dog Water Sponsor
Paw Prints Mile Marker
Volunteer T-Shirt
Pug Mug Photo Booth
Raise the Woof
Puppy Love Small Business Sponsor 3-10 employees
Puppy Love Small Business 1-2 employees
In-Kind Sponsors
Race Contact Info

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