monster mutt dash
& howl-o-ween afterparty

The Monster Mutt Dash is back
and it’s bigger and better than ever!

Check out the 2017 Event Day Pics HERE

Saturday, October 12, 2019
Race/Walk Day-Of Registration starts: 8:00 am
Race/Walk Starts: 9:30 am | Followed by our FREE After-Party 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds – 19201 E Bagley Road, Berea OH 44017

Rain or Shine we Dash! In the event of inclement weather, the AfterParty will be staged indoors at the Fairgrounds.
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The Monster Mutt Dash is a 5k race along with a shorter one-mile Fun Walk for people and their pooches who prefer a more casual pace.  The race will be followed by ARF’s FREE Annual Howl-O-Ween AfterParty for both people and pets – that’s open to the public!

RUNNER/WALKER REGISTRATION INFORMATION Click here!

 Grab your leash and enjoy a spooktacular event including a race awards ceremony, beer, pet costume contests, raffle baskets, vendors, tasty food, music, and fun led by Emcee Ray Carr!  Hilarious canine competitions include musical hoops and bobbing for weenies, along with pictures with your pet, ask the trainer and MORE!

FUNDRAISING SAVES LIVES!

Increase your impact by asking friends and family to sponsor you with donations of any size – because every dollar counts.
Create your own individual fundraising web page or put together your own team today!
Plus, earn fabulous incentive gifts for your efforts!
It’s easy – click here and get started today!

RUNNER/WALKER REGISTRATION INFORMATIONClick here!

INDIVIDUAL & TEAM FUNDRAISING INFORMATIONClick here!

Precious funds raised through the Monster Mutt Dash benefit Berea Animal Rescue Friends (ARF) and its life-saving mission. 

Saving Lives and Making Friends since 1987:
Each year ARF rovides food, shelter and healthcare to over 1,000 abandoned, abused and neglected animals. ARF operates a no-time-limit shelter dedicated to finding permanent homes and promoting responsible pet guardianship. ARF’s shelter is supported by a small dedicated staff and several hundred devoted volunteers. ARF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and relies solely on the generosity of supporters LIKE YOU to continue our lifesaving mission.

MORE MONSTER MUTT DASH INFO

Check out all the fun from the 10th DASH in our photo album HERE

Follow the 2019 DASH on Facebook HERE

EVENT SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, Oct. 12th – Rain Or Shine – we DASH!*
• Monster Mutt Dash 5K run / 1 Mile Fun Walk
-8 am: Day-of Registration and Pre-Registration Check-In begins
-9:30 am: Race Begins, Runners followed by walkers
• FREE Howl-O-Ween AfterParty:
-10am-1pm – Open to the Public! You do not have to race/walk in the Dash to AfterParty!
*In the event of inclement weather, the AfterParty will be staged indoors in the Junior Fair Building, at the Main Entrance.

PET-FRIENDLY: Well behaved, social pets are welcome!

GOODIES: Race/walk participants get an official long-sleeved Monster Mutt Dash t-shirt (only guaranteed if pre-registered) and post-race refreshments. The first 250 dogs get an event bandana!

RACE/WALK REGISTRATION:
1 MILE FUN WALK
• ADULTS 15 & up: $20 Pre-Reg/ $25 Day-of
• KIDS up to 14: $10 Pre-Reg / $15 Day-of

5K RACE – CHIP TIMING!
• ADULTS 15 & up: $25 Pre-Reg / $30 Day-of
• KIDS up to 14: $15 Pre-Reg / $20 Day-of

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE:
• ON-LINE reg closes 9 a.m. Fri, Oct. 11
• MAIL-IN reg must be received by Wed., Oct. 9

RACE DAY REGISTRATION Opens at 8:00 a.m. Race shirts available immediately after the race, while supplies last only.

Pre-Race “Day Before” Packet Pick-Up * (optional)
Grab your race packet the day BEFORE on Friday, Oct. 11, 4-7pm @ ARF, 390 Barrett Rd, Berea 44107.
* Race registration at this time is considered ‘day-of’ for pricing & shirt availability.

RAISE MUTT BUCKS – HELP US REACH OUR DASH GOAL OF RAISING $20K FOR THE ANIMALS!
Every donation of any amount will help us give a chance at life to more than 1,000 deserving animals this year. RUN TO THE ‘DASH’ GOAL PAGE TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL or set up a page/join a team! Race participation is NOT required!

• INCENTIVE PRIZES: Earn super cool ARF gear and show your support for RESCUE too!
CLICK HERE TO DONATE AND MORE INFORMATION ON DONATIONS


AFTERPARTY FEATURES: New for 2017 – Doggie Agility Course! Plus the ever popular Bootiful Beer Garden • Pizza and snacks station  • HUGE Raffle Basket tables & 50/50 Raffle • Balloons • Face Painting • Ask the Trainer • Mutt Mini-Spa Treatments: Nail Clips n’ Brush • Event Day Pictures with your Pet • Massages • Prize Wheel • ARF Merchandise Shop •  ARF Info • Fundraising Incentive Gifts • Prize Station • Music by DJ AK • and MUCH MORE!

MUTT GAMES & CONTESTS: Bobbing for Weenies • Musical Hoops • Wet Tshirt Race • Simon Says • Mutt Relay • Best Trick • Best Kisser • Best Fetch • Biggest Mutt / Smallest Mutt • Oldest Mutt / Youngest Mutt • Find-the-Treat •

COSTUME CONTESTS:
From 12-12:30pm
• Best duo (human & mutt)
• Best Team (3 or more including at least one mutt)
• Most Original
• 1st & 2nd Runner-Up Overall
• Best Overall
The Dash Costume Contest is Sponsored by Portraits by Martha who will be providing complimentary portraits to the winners!

EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS: ARFdash@gmail.com

The Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds

19201 E. Bagley Road, Berea, Ohio 44017


Please use the main Fairgrounds entrance off of Bagley Road (not the Eastland Road entrance.)