Dogs are allowed to run with you but the race director asks that you start in the back and allow other runners to spread out. Choose from the 10K, 25K or 50K race.
This is an event to raise money for the Point Loma High School Cross Country Team. It is a fast 5K course that is very dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on a leash. The race takes place in Liberty Station, Point Loma.
There will be a full marathon and a half marathon. Dogs are welcome. Strollers are also allowed. The race takes place on Saturday March 12, 2022.
Dogs are allowed in the Knickerbocker Canyon Trail Run, including all distances. There is a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and 35K race. They all begin at the American River Canyon Overlook Park in Auburn, CA. Runners with dogs need to start in the back.
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This dog friendly event is scheduled for April 23, 2022. The event will be held in person at William Land Park in Sacramento. Proceeds will go to the Sacramento SPCA.
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The Greenhorn Ranch Trail Run welcomes leashed dogs in all distances including a 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K. This is a looped course on dirt, forest roads.
The Clovis Memorial Run includes a 5K runwalk, a 2-mile walk, a 1/2-mile kids run and a 1/2-mile walk (for seniors and wheelchairs). This race is not advertised as dog friendly but the race director confirmed there is "no policy against dogs."
veterans to help with picking up dropped items and other tasks. Your own dog is welcome to run or walk with you in the 5K or 1-mile event.
The Reservoir Dogs Trail Run offers a 5K, 10K, half marathon and 35K race at the San Pablo Reservoir. Dogs are allowed in all distances and are asked to start at the back of the pack. There is a 6.5 hour time limit for the half marathon and 35K race.
This 5K takes place on the 4th of July and is family friendly, including dogs. The 5K is on a scenic trail. Patriotic attire is recommended for all runners and dogs. You're also welcome to walk the 5K.
The Rodeo Valley Trail Run has several distances but dogs are allowed only in the 8K race (4.8 miles) due to trail specific rules. The event takes place at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Sausalito, CA. Dogs need to be leashed at all times.
The Good Dog - Dirty Dog 5K and 10K race is at 8 a.m. on Sunday Aug. 28, 2022. It takes place at Folsom Lake. There are awards for various dog divisions by size as well as a canicross division. You can also run without a dog, if you prefer.
The Oakland Hills Trail Run offers a dog friendly 10K, half marathon and 35K event. Dogs are asked to start at the back of the pack.
The Davis Turkey Trot now offers a 2-mile "dog jog" for runners and walkers with or without dogs. The event is scheduled for Saturday Nov. 19, 2022. It takes place at the Civic Center Field in Davis.
This event is organized by Pacific Coast Trail Runs. There are multiple distances to choose from, but only the 8K is a dog friendly event.
The Santa's Little Helper Dog Mile is a special wave just for you and your dog! The race is one mile and participants will receive a Santa hat and Santa Run sunglasses. You are encouraged to dress up with your dog.
There is a dog friendly 5K and 10K walk as well as a 5K and 10K run. The races start at the Granite Beach parking area at Folsom Lake and are on trails. The course will have an aid station with water for both dogs and people.