Extreme cuddleability. Intense cuteness.

Swag packages will be delivered soon -- before the event or shortly after! All participants will get printable digital swag before the event.

Puppies are the Nutella of the animal world and the closest thing to an Ewok we will likely ever encounter in this galaxy. Who can resist their powers of cuteness? They are scientifically proven to lower your blood pressure and they pack several megatons of smile-inducing explosive power. So let’s celebrate spring, running, and our love for puppies with a 5K, 10K, and half marathon run!

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We’ll let Maximillian the Puppy explain it for us.

Step one: Sign up for the Puppy Run! You can sign up as an individual or as part of a team. Swag registration is now open and closes on 5/11/16 at 11:59PM PDT (or when we sell out!). Participating as a team is highly encouraged for max fun factor -- you get to come up with a clever team name, invite others, share your experiences, and (hopefully) run together!

Step two: We ship out your swag! This will include a custom zinc-alloy finisher’s medal, super comfy cotton/poly blend shirt (available in ladies', men's and youth sizes), Tyvek® bib, and other fun swag. You can even get some tail-waggingly awesome goodies for your four-legged friend with a dog registration!

Step three: Register to submit your results, qualifying you for awards and prizes!

Step four: Get out and run! Map out your 5K, 10K, or half marathon route. Grab some friends, your dog, your kid, or fly solo -- it’s up to you! When you’re done, submit your results to our official leaderboard.

Step five: Win awards and prizes, and meet fellow participants from around the world in our super supportive Puppy Run community!

The Shirt (Gold Package only):

Yes, it's a shirt. But what else is it? It's a statement. And what statement is it making? I LOVE PUPPIES. That's what.

So the next time you hit the town, dog park, or wherever else you'd like to frolick, throw on these paw-esome threads! Shirts come in ladies', men's, and youth sizing, and are fully-loaded with comfort and smoothness. Click here to see t-shirt measurements.

SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE: The t-shirts are fitted and run small (especially for ladies), so if you want a comfy fit, SIZE UP!

The Medal (Gold & Silver Packages)

It's your favorite part! The finisher's medal! This talisman of bling is highly engineered to produce envy in onlookers and pride in its wearer. Hang it up with pride.

The Bib (Gold & Silver Packages)

You'll receive a customizable Tyvek® bib (so sturdy it can withstand even the fierciest of puppy paper-ripping, don't try this!) with your very own race number to share in pictures, hang on your wall, or (in a real pinch) pick up the mess your little four-legged friend made!

Dog Goodies (Dog Package)

Got a dog you're running with? Make sure to distract them with their very own add-on package of swag!

Dogs can't read, so be sure to translate this into Dog, so he/she can get excited about The Puppy Run as well:



Registration Packages

Choose from these ter-RUFF-fic packages:

Gold Package - Entry + Swag (MOST POPULAR)

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Available to US and Canada residents.
  • Cotton-poly blend t-shirt -- available in ladies', men's and youth sizes (value: $25)
  • Custom zinc-alloy finisher medal (value: $20)
  • Tyvek® bib (value: $5)
  • Vinyl sticker (value: $5)
  • Free shipping on all items above (value: $5+)

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to The Puppy Run digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to The Puppy Run participant community
  • Eligibility for The Puppy Run awards and prizes

Silver Package - Entry + Swag

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Available to US and Canada residents.
  • Custom zinc-alloy finisher medal (value: $20)
  • Tyvek® bib (value: $5)
  • Vinyl sticker (value: $5)
  • Free shipping on all items above (value: $5+)

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to The Puppy Run digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to The Puppy Run participant community
  • Eligibility for The Puppy Run awards and prizes

Digital Package - Entry Only

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Available for all - US and Canada and International residents.

  • Digital Swag (printable bib, medal, and other surprises)
  • Registration entry to The Puppy Run digital event experience
  • Exclusive access to The Puppy Run participant community
  • Eligibility for The Puppy Run awards and prizes

🐶 Dog Package - Swag Add-On (for your pup!)

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Available to US and Canada residents.

Add this to Gold and Silver packages, and receive swag-tastic goodies for your lucky dog!

  • 2" doggie sized finisher medal
  • Stylish light blue Puppy Run logo bandana
  • Custom chew toy
  • Doggy waste bag holder

Registration Deadlines

Date Deadline Package Description
4/17/16 Pre-Event T-Shirt Guarantee Gold Register by this date to ensure you get your Gold Package t-shirt by event day.
4/28/16 Pre-Event Swag Guarantee Gold / Silver / Dog Register by this date to ensure you get all your swag (besides shirt) by event day.
5/19/16 Last Day for Swag Registrations Gold / Silver / Dog This is the last day to purchase swag!

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Registration Pricing

All prices are in USD.

US Residents

Gold Package: $38.50 + $3.38 Eventbrite fee
Silver Package: $27.50 + $3.27 Eventbrite fee
Dog Package Add-On: $20
Digital Package: $7 + $3.06 Eventbrite fee

Canada Residents

Gold Package: $49.50 + $3.49 Eventbrite fee
Silver Package: $38.50 + $3.38 Eventbrite fee
Dog Package Add-On: $20
Digital Package: $7 + $3.06 Eventbrite fee

Outside US and Canada

Digital Package: $7 + $3.06 Eventbrite fee

Not sure of how to register for the Dog Package? Click here.

For group rate inquiries, please contact us and we'll get back to you shortly.

Puppy lovers give back too! For The Puppy Run, we will be contributing $1 plus any additional donations to Valhalla Canine Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to help dogs and all animals in need.

We are thrilled to have the chance to do good for this cause and hope you will join us in helping dogs in need.

Grow your Puppy Run team to level up! Check back hourly to see your ranking! 🏆

Rank Team Name Captain Members Level
1 #AccioPuppies Sara Schobert 25 Platinum
2 TEAM VALHALLA patti angeliz mauldin 9 Silver
3 Oiselle Pacific Coast Joemarie Rodriguez 8 Silver
4 Idaho Moves Jeanette Ostman 6 Bronze
5 OiselleMidwest Laura Baumgardner 6 Bronze
6 Team Bestie Nancy Trejo 5 Bronze
7 Diva Dogs Susan Berg 4 Bronze
8 Clever Canines Emily Clever 4 Bronze
9 Mufasa's Marauders Aimee Thomas 4 Bronze
10 OiselleVoleeTNKY Ulrika Franklin 4 Bronze
11 Team Rocco-Walter Dog Keri Walls 4 Bronze
13 Flamborough Fire Major Atom Girls Kyra Paterson 3
14 Penny's Pride Kelsey Minier 3
15 Puppy Power 2 Carissa Wilcoxen 3
16 Team Quissett Lauren Siegert 3
17 #maxvidente Jillian Denys 2
19 Cats Disguised as Dogs Suzanne Winter 2
20 K9ers Melissa Coffman 2
21 MotherDaughterTeam Sally Marie Futch 2
22 Puppiesontherun Konnie Hess 2
23 Puppy Love Steve Perry 2
24 ruger Hartley Rowland 2
25 Run Fur Fun Sherrie Jo Cole 2
26 Sweaty Dogs Sara Boudreau 2
27 Tails on the Trails Jillian Zbilut 2
28 Team Awesomeness Deb Greene 2
29 Team Beezus Abigail Wedeking 2
30 Team Shelby Alison Hammersla 2
31 Team XPONENTS Ran Takagi 2
32 Two Men and a Babe Shawn O'Connor 2
Levels — Platinum: 25 members, Gold: 15 members, Silver: 8 members, Bronze: 4 members

Once you have ran your virtual run (between 5/20/16 and 5/23/16), you can report your results on the Puppy Run 2016 Participant Website to be eligible for awards!

Prizes and awards? Why of course we have those! What better way to cement your reputation as truly awesome? There are several categories of awards for The Puppy Run, take a look at just a smattering of them here:

How do I register my dog? First, start the registration process for yourself. When you get to the page where you enter your personal details (like name, address, date of birth, etc.), scroll all the way down to the bottom. There, you'll see options for adding a dog registration. Click to add one or more to your cart, then check out!

I already finished registering, but I forgot to add my dog registration. Can I go back and add them to my registration? Oh no! Send us an email to info@thepuppyrun.com and we'll help you get this squared away.

Is this a virtual run? You are CORRECT!

What is a virtual run? A virtual run is one that you do on your own time and on the course of your own choosing. We give you a timeframe to complete your miles and invite you to the super-supportive Puppy Run community. Once you're done, you can report your results to our official leaderboard and feel fantastic knowing you just benefitted animal rescue in a fun way.

Why should I participate in a virtual run? Are you thinking about saying no to a puppy? We can give you four excellent reasons why:

  1. You'll get some wonderful puppy-themed swag to remember your accomplishments and fun, one-of-a-kind experience!
  2. Got a kid or a dog that likes to run? Sign up and add them on to your registration. This is a great way to get them out and about.
  3. A portion of every entry fee benefits animal rescue and care.

    Help little guys like this get back to the thug life!
  4. A virtual run is a fun, flexible, stress-free way to participate in a race. You get to run on your own schedule, but still get to connect with participants around the world in our super-supportive event community.
  5. No words. Only puppy love.

Who can participate? Everybody! There is no age limit, no restrictions. So run, jog, walk, or crawl (not recommended, unless you’re a quadruped or really really odd). Run alone, run in a group, run with your pet -- it's completely up to you. Just get out and enjoy yourself!

My dog or kid want to participate, but I'm sitting this one out. Can I sign them up? Kids can be registered to participate on their own. As our loyal companions, dog registrations can only be added to adult or kid registrations.

I have a group that wants to participate. Can we register as a team? Yes, absolutely! Just select the “Create a team” or “Join a team” link on the registration page.

Can I complete the run with a group? Yes! We even have an award for most team members!

Do I have to complete the distance all at one time or can I break it up into different days? Split it up if you'd like!

When will I receive my t-shirt and medal? Your t-shirt, medal and bib will be mailed out a couple weeks before the start of the event. You'll even receive a notification by email when it's shipped.

Do the medals come with a ribbon? Yes! Every medal comes with an adorably stylish ribbon!

I have a cat. Can he/she participate? No.

I don’t live in the United States or Canada, can I still participate? Sure can! Participants outside of the US and Canada can join the fun with our digital package.

I have an APO/FPO address, can I signup for a swag registration? Yes. We are happy to able to send swag packages to our military service members overseas. (Note: Transit times are in the hands of USPS mail delivery and may vary by location.)

How can I sponsor this event? Thanks for asking! Please send us an email to info@thepuppyrun.com.

Due to the upfront nature of event costs, we cannot offer refunds, transfers, or deferrals. Make sure that you are good to go when you sign up! All sales are 100% final.