Location & Starting Times
Doggie Dash is held every year at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland. The main registration tent is located in the park near the intersection of SW Naito Parkway and SW Pine St. (near the Battleship Oregon monument). Vendor booths and demonstration areas will stretch along the park from Pine St. to the Morrison Bridge.
There are two courses to choose from: The 1.5 mile "Doggie Dash Classic" route begins on SW Naito Parkway near Stark St. You'll proceed down a car-free Naito Parkway to the Salmon St. fountains, then turn north along the park's seawall, and return south on Naito Parkway.
The 2.5 mile "Bridge to Bridge" route is open to both walkers and runners. It uses the same starting and ending points as the 1.5 mile route, but takes Dashers over the Hawthorne Bridge, along the Eastbank Esplanade, over the Steel Bridge, and back to Waterfront Park. It's dog-friendly and features great views of the city.
Runners leave at 9 am for the 2.5 mile run. The runners are followed immediately by several "waves" of walkers on the 2.5 mile route, who are next followed by walkers on the 1.5 mile loop at 9:45 am.
When Should I Get There?
We suggest you pick up your t-shirt and registration bib in advance (at either one of two pick-up locations), thus avoiding the need to stand in the registration line at the event. If you can't pick up in advance or you are registering the day of the event, we suggest you arrive at the registration tent at least 30 minutes prior to the start time.
Where Should I Go When I Get There?
If you have not yet registered, or if you have registered and not picked up your t-shirt and bib, you need to go to the Registration Tent. This large tent is located on the east side of Waterfront Park, across from Pine Street and up and across from the Battleship Oregon monument.
Advance Pick-Up Locations
Beat the lines at Doggie Dash by getting your t-shirt and bib in advance. You can register here also.
Tuesday, May 7: 11 am – 7 pm at the Old Spaghetti Factory, 715 SW Bancroft St., Portland. Everyone gets a gift certificate for dinner from the restaurant (not valid same day).
Wednesday, May 8: 11 am – 7 pm at the Oregon Humane Society, Animal Medical & Learning Center, 1067 NE Columbia Blvd., Portland.