Run for the Dog and Friends 5K features a fast, flat, and scenic course and proceeds from this event support Florida Giant Dog Rescue!
Join us on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 9:00 am for an exciting event that features the scenic views of Lake Hollingsworth in Lakeland, FL and supports Florida Giant Dog Rescue. With awesome swag for all dog lovers and runners, this race is a sure thing for a great doggy good time! This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing. Results will be posted at www.J3Timing.com.
5k Run/Walk Entry
Chip Timed Race Bib
Live Race Results
Finish Line Treats For Humans and Dogs!
Can I Run with My Pet? Absolutely! We are running to support pets, pet lovers, and animal charities! So you can run or walk with or without your pet!
Can I participate virtually? Yes, click here to register for our Virtual Run for the Dogs.
The Mission of Florida Giant Dog Rescue is To Rescue, Re-Home, and Reduce the number of Gentle Giant Dogs in need with Commitment and Compassion, and Community Engagement.
Awards and Goodies
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!"
Then the virtual race is for you.
New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:
Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!
Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!
Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!
Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)
Submit your results online
View your Results Monday after the Event Date.
Event Courtesy and Weather Policy
Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any
competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds and be disqualified.
All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.
Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.
Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.
No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.