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Zuke’s Mutt n’ Strut Festival & 5K

It’s Durango’s dog-friendliest event of the year!  Zukes_Logo_fc

Come enjoy a day on the mountain with your best friend.  We have aMutt n Strut logo 5k race, a 1-mile fun run, free obedience and agility classes, and contests for best trick, best costume, and Best In Show!

Best of all, the proceeds from this event help support Lisa Parker’s Puppies and their amazing work at finding homes for abandoned dogs in our community.


Just $15 if you register in advance.  Just $7 for kids age 6 – 12, and free for kids 5 and under!

Big thanks to our friends at Zuke’s for sponsoring this event!

Click here to register!Durango Running Company JPG logo for website

Running Race:

This is the only running race in Durango where your dog is the guest of honor!

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The 5k course traverses along some of the best single track around.  You and your pup will enjoy gorgeous mountain views the entire way.  And every dog that crosses the finish line will receive a special prize!

There’s also a 1-mile run for kids and their pups.

The running race is just the beginning.  After you cross the finish line, we have a full lineup of activities to keep you and Fido entertained.Durango Family Dog Training logo

Dog Training:  Our good friend, Liz, from Durango Family Dog Training will be on hand, offering consultations on obedience, manners, and agility, plus demonstrations of “nose work” and scent detection.  Liz specializes in working with kids and dogs!

Doggy Splash Pool:  Is there anything your dog loves more than frolicking in a kiddy pool on a hot summer day?

Costume & Trick Contest:  Not you, silly — your dog!  Let’s see all those great doggy costumes and tricks.  We’ll have lots of prizes!

Best In Show:  You don’t have to be a purebred to join in this competition.  This Best In Show award is going to the dog with the right combination of personality, charm, intelligence, charisma, and cuteness.

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Click here to register.  Save $5 by registering in advance!

Entry Fees


Kids 5 and under are free!  Discounted pricing for kids 6 – 12 will be applied automatically when you register on-line.

Age Group Advance Registration Event Day Registration
Age 13 and up $15 $20
Age 6 – 12 $7 $10
Age 5 and under Free Free


50% of your race entry will be donated to our charity beneficiary, Lisa Parker’s Puppies.

Your entry fee includes access to all the day’s activities, plus a special prize for your dog for the first 100 registrants.

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  • Check-in:  8:30 – 9:30am
  • 5k start:  9:45am
  • Dog training:  9am – noon
  • 1 mile run:  10:30am
  • Costume contest:  10:45am
  • Trick contest:  11am
  • Best in Show competition:  11:15am


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