Dog Jog FAQ

Dog Jog FAQ

Q:  I have four dogs that I would like to bring, is there a limit to how many dogs I can have at the event?
A:  While there is no limit to the number of leashed, well-socialized and well-mannered dogs you may bring to the event itself, we will allow
no more than two dogs to register per Human Dog Jog participant.  If a Runner/walker wants to add a second dog to his/her registration, a $15 registration will be charged. FOR EVERYONE’s SAFETY, NO MORE THAN TWO DOGS PER RUNNER/HUMAN PLEASE!!


Q:  I know I have to register as a runner to participate in the 5K Race, but does that mean I have to register separately if I also want to do the Dog Jog/Fun Run after the 5K?
A:  Yes.  Because the 5K is a timed race, we will have separate bibs and registrations for the two events.  Please register separately for each race.


Q:  Are any other documents required for participation?
A:  Yes. You must provide information about your pet at registration as well as your contact information.  You also will be asked to certify that your pet’s immunizations will be up to date on Race Day, and to provide dates for required vaccines.  There is also an option to upload vaccination records directly.  If you have not provided proof of vaccination on/by Race Day, your dog will not be allowed to participate in the event, and you will forfeit the registration fee.


Q:  Are costumes or Pet Paint allowed for my dog?

A:  Yes!  Feel free to dress your dog (and yourself for that matter) if you want to be festive (prizes for best “Dress as your Dog” ideas.)  You know your dog best, so please consider their temperament, comfort, etc.


Q:  I like to walk /run with my dog off-leash, will that be OK for the day of the event?
A:  No. All dogs MUST be on a leash at all times during the event.


Q:  My dog does not behave very well around other dogs, may he still participate?
A:  While we love all dogs, we ask that unruly or aggressive dogs stay at home. Dogs showing aggression or that are otherwise deemed uncontrollable will be dismissed from the event at the discretion of event staff and will not be issued a refund.  Remember owners accept 100% risk for their/their dog’s participation in the “Two by Four” event. Neither the event Organizers (Canines-N-Kids Foundation & Smashing Walnuts Foundation), the race timing company (Potomac River Runners) nor the Hosts
(Brambleton Town Center, The Brambleton Group and Brambleton Community Association as additional insured.) are responsible for any injuries or other issues arising from your dog’s involvement in any aspect of the “Two by Four” Race Against Childhood and Canine Cancer. These legal stipulations are clearly outlined in the Waiver that participants MUST agree to in the registration process.


Q: I like to do things last minute, will it be OK to register on the day of the event?
A: We strongly recommend pre-registering, but it is allowable to register on the day of the event. Please note that the fee on the day-of will increase to $35 (for one human & canine participant) and you will need updated proof of your pet’s vaccinations.


Q: What will happen if my dog is injured during the event?
A:  Local veterinarians will be stationed along the route in the event of any emergency and there will be an emergency veterinary tent near the starting/finish lines.