Run & Wag 5K - The Bunny Williams Connecticut Doggie Cup

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


West Cornwall, CT

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Run and Wag 5k - The Bunny Williams Connecticut Doggie Cup

October, 18th, 2014 

Cornwall, CT 

For the Benefit of The Little Guild of St. Francis

For the welfare of animals

The race is open to humans: running or walking, with or without dogs. To keep everyone (and every dog) safe, special rules apply for those participating with a dog* (see back). This is the Connecticut Doggie Cup and the winner will be crowned as the fastest dog/human team in Connecticut!


Where: Cornwall Town Hall, Pine Street, Cornwall, Connecticut.

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014. 5k Run/Walk at 11:00 AM. The kids 1-Mile Race starts at 10:30 AM.

Entry Fee: $20 until 10/16/2014 (non-refundable), $25 on race day, $5 for the kids 1 mile race

T-shirts: First 75 registrants will receive an event T-shirt

Registration: Online registration via until Wednesday, October 16th. Race day registration and packet pickup from 9:15 am until 10:45 am on the Cornwall Green.

Course: Out-and-back 5k (3.1 miles) through Cornwall Valley with stunning views of surrounding mountains during foliage season. This is a relatively flat course so expect a fast time while running through this bucolic New England valley.

Awards: The Doggie Cup – The top Dog/Human team finishers for both the male and females runners will be crowned and awarded the custom-made Doggie Cup winner's bowl along with a whole host of other prizes including a $100 cash prize. Awards to the top finishers in the following doggie divisions.: toy 12lbs and under, small 13-25lbs, medium 26-50lbs, large 51-80lbs, XL large 80+.

Solo Runners – Top male and female overall will win a $100 cash prize. Top three overall male and female finishers will receive gift certificates. The top finishers in each division 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 + will receive medals. You must be present to win.

Timing and results: by Greystone Electronics (

Dog Info: We strongly suggest that both the owner and dog train for this event, if you don’t already run. Runners, start conditioning yourselves and your dog for at least a few weeks leading up to the race. You should inspect your dog’s pads for signs of injury (cuts and wear) and be careful in warmer weather (carry water, keep runs short, watch your dog for signs of stress). Talk to your veterinarian if you have any concerns. We recommend jogging on trails or other locations where people run with their dogs, to acclimate your dog to running in a pack with distractions.


Rules for doing the race with your dog- Limit one dog per person.
- Dogs must be at least 6 months old and up to date on vaccinations.
- Please only bring dogs that are well-behaved around other dogs and people. 
- Dogs should be kept on leashes throughout the event. 
- Leashes should be no longer than 6 feet
- Please keep it short at the start to avoid entanglement.
- No retractable leashes, which may be hazardous in a crowd.
- No dogs in heat.
- Runners 16 years and under participate at the discretion of race officials.
- Please clean up after your dog.


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