CLE Dog Runs

One of the things I’ve tried to wear out my very active dog is running together. The time I got him to run 2 miles with me was one of my favorite days ever. Of course, it hasn’t happened again, but I’m hopeful! When your dog likes to sniff every last blade of grass and say hi to everyone he passes, getting him to run for more than a minute can be challenging.

I’ve found several dog-friendly races this summer to inspire me to train my dog to be a runner. These events have been added to the calendar – check it out for more info, along with info on other CLE dog events this summer:!CAKE-GALLERY/cwvn

Saturday July 6
Muddy Paws 10 Mile Run, 5 Mile Run, 2 Mile Dog Run

Satuday July 20
Dirty Dog Run, Walk or Wash – 5K run, 1 mile dog run
Avon Lake

Saturday Sept. 21
Nature Center Hike & Run – 1-Mile Pet Friendly Hike for Families Hike along the Nature Center trails
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Sunday Sept. 29
16th Annual Tom Madzy Short Run and Family Dog Walk

Sunday Oct. 13
Berea ARF’s MONSTER MUTT DASH –  Pets can participate in both the race and afterparty event.

Saturday Nov. 2
Eaton-Euclid 5K Walk/Run and 1.5-Mile Doggie Dash – special awards given to dogs

Know of any other dog friendly races? Send me an email at

Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

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