Mutts and MayHem

Sunday, May 22, 11:00 am until 4:00 pm
Nashs Mill Rd, Greenfield, MA 01301, United States

The Greenfield Recreation Department is excited to announce the first annual Mutts and Mayhem, an approximately 1.5 mile canine and companion obstacle course race! The race will feature fun and exciting challenges for both people and their furry friends and will leave spectators shouting “Oh My Dog”!

The inaugural event will be held at the Green River Swim Area on Sunday, May 22nd beginning at 11:00am and will feature timed racing, local dog oriented vendors, prizes, and all around fun! Work your tail off with your dog as you traverse the river, jump over barriers, and go through hoops to compete for the quickest time.

REGISTRATION
SMALL DOG (UP TO 40 LBS)
(Small Dog = up to 40 lbs) Conquer 20 obstacle stations along an approximate 1.5 mile course route with your leashed dog! Awards Ceremony to crown Champions. Reward your efforts with a post-race “rinse off”, enjoy a snack or treat, check out the vendors, take photos and celebrate your success!

Start Time: 11:00am

Price: $35.00 Pre-Registration by Friday, May 20th/ $45.00 Day of.

LARGE DOG (40+LBS)
(Large Dog = 40+ lbs) - Conquer 20 obstacle stations along an approximate 1.5 mile course route with your leashed dog! Awards Ceremony to crown Champions. Reward your efforts with a post-race “rinse off”, enjoy a snack or treat, check out the vendors, take photos and celebrate your success!

Start Time: Following Small Dog Start

Price: $35.00 Pre-Registration by Friday, May 20th/ $45.00 Day of.

RULES & SAFETY
1. All dogs must be at least 1 year old on race day.
2. Human participants must be at least 13 years old and each participant may only run 1 dog at a time in the race.
3. Your dog must be licensed, up to date on all vaccinations, and have no health complications that would prevent them from competing. *Vet records and dog licenses will not be required at the registration/ check-in table; however, we recommend having a photo of them on your phone in case an issue arises.
4. All dogs MUST be kept on a leash at ALL times, including before and after the race. Please use a standard leash. No retractable leashes allowed. A harness rather than a collar is recommended!
5. Dogs must be comfortable, confident, and secure around other dogs and people.
6. You will have two chances to complete an obstacle. If you or your dog cannot complete an obstacle after your first attempt, you can go to the end of a line and try again or step to the side of the station and complete the designated penalty activity to continue. After a failed second attempt, you may move on to the next obstacle.
7. If after attempting an obstacle and your dog refuses, NEVER force your dog to complete it. Instead, participants can opt to complete the designated penalty activity as a time penalty.
8. Participants must clean up after their dogs. Waste receptacles will be located at obstacles for poop bag disposal.

Register Here!

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