The registration fee for either distance is $20.This is a USA Track & Field sanctioned event, but participants of all ability levels are welcome — from fast runners to slow walkers.
This is a fun-oriented race for off-leash dogs and their humans. Choose between a 5 km (3 mile) or 9 km (5.5 mile) course. Why 9 km? It made the best loop with available trails, and we like that 9K backwards is "canine"!
The race will be followed by burgers and beers in addition to the usual refreshments (water, sports drink, and bananas). There will be one aid station along the route, with participants in the 9K passing it twice.
Saturday, June 21. The number of waves (groups) will depend on the number of participants. The first wave of the 9K race will start at 4:30 pm. The first wave of the 5K race will start at 5:15 pm. You will be notified by email of your specific start time.
The route is a mixture of double track (unused dirt roads) and single track (forest trails), and you can run or walk or both. Dogs must be off-leash during the race (no fair being pulled by your dog!).Your finish time will be when both you and your dog pass the finish line, whichever is last. One dog per participant. You can participate without a dog, but you will not be eligible for prizes.
Wanoga Sno-park. Follow Century Drive / Cascade Lakes Highway from Bend toward Mt. Bachelor. Pass milepost 14 and Meissner Sno-park. Turn left into Wanoga Sno-park (it is signed). Upon entering Wanoga, stay to the left and park in the Wanoga Sno-play area. We'll have signs to direct you once you enter the Wanoga Sno-park.
In keeping with the fun-oriented nature of this race, there will be a first place and a "middle place" prize in each division (female 5K, male 5K, female 9K, male 9K).
Participants in the 5K will do the red loop (run clockwise, starting at Wanoga ski trail).
Participants in the 9K will do the first half of the red loop, continue on the blue loop (run counter clockwise), then finish with the second half of the red loop.