When Rupert was still alive I had grand plans that him and I would run some races together one day once he was older. Unfortunately, Rupert isn’t going to get the chance to run a race with me, but Pepper has also taken an interest in running so I restarted my search for dog-friendly races.
Active.com has a really good section that allows you to search for dog-friendly races. So far here is their list for races in 2014. Unfortunately for me it looks like Pepper and I would need to do some traveling to get to a race, as none of them are anywhere close to New Orleans.. I’m particularly interested in the Dog Gone Cold 5K run/walk in Georgia. It is co-hosted by Hopeful Hounds, Inc. and the American Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue (ABTCR) which is the organization we used to adopt Pepper. It will be too soon for us to run it this year, but I think Pepper and I will make that our goal for next January.
Until then we’ll stick to our short training jogs that are just enough to get her used to running before we play on the levee in the fog.
I know there are a lot of you that jog with your dogs, but have any of you ever done an official race with them? If so, how was it?