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Zuke’s Mutt n’ Strut Festival & 5K

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

Come enjoy a day on the mountain with your best friend.  We have a morning full of activities that you and your dog will love.

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All of the following are included in your entry fee:

5k race:  Your dog will love this 5k run along some of the most beautiful single-track trails anywhere!

1-mile fun run:  For smaller pups and anyone looking for an easier run!

Doggy olympics:  Challenge your pup with a series of agility and obedience tests!

Training consultations:  Professional dog trainers will be available all morning to work with you and your dog!

Competitions:  Best trick, best costume, and Best In Show!



Entry Fees:

Register in advance and save $5!

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


  • Kids 6 and under are free!
  •  Discounted pricing for kids 7 – 12 will be applied automatically when you register on-line.
  • 50% of your race entry will be donated to this year’s charity beneficiary, Wolfwood Refuge.
  • Your entry fee includes access to all the day’s activities, plus a special prize for your dog for the first 100 registrants.


Running Race:


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

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.

Other Activities:


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 friends from Durango Family Dog Training will be on hand, offering free consultations on obedience, manners, and any other training questions you have.  They specialize 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?

Doggy Olympics:  Challenge your dog with any or all of these fun, friendly competitions:

  • Doggy musical chairs
  • Doggy slalom run
  • Doggy platform jump and pose
  • Doggy teeter-totter
  • Doggy tunnel run
  • And everyone’s favorite… The treat and toy gauntlet!

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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8:45 – 9:30am Check-in
9am – noon Dog training consultations
9:45am 5k start
10:30am 1 mile start
10:45 – noon Doggy olympics, costume contest, trick contest, best in show


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



Proceeds from the event go to Wolfwood Refuge.  Check out their website to see all the great work they do providing lifelong homes to wolves in need.