The Canine Classic has gone virtual!

May 23 – 30, 2020

Registration now open

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and Colorado’s stay-at-home orders, MESA will be hosting the 18th annual Canine Classic as a virtual event. You can complete your 5K run or walk on your own any time between May 23 – 30. A canine companion is not required but highly encouraged. Submitting a time for your 5K distance is optional.

With many of us working from home, COVID-19 has been a field day for dogs. This spring’s Canine Classic gives you and your pet an opportunity to put all your daily quarantine training toward a good cause.

All proceeds from the Canine Classic support MESA’s programs, including a 24-hour hotline, victim advocate services and prevention education. For a $20 registration fee, you can support MESA’s programming, enjoy a run or walk with your dog, and have a chance to win great prizes. 

Even though we can’t be together to celebrate with our dogs at the Boulder Rez, we hope you’ll help us continue the light-hearted tradition of the Canine Classic. Pick your favorite 5K route, grab a leash, and be sure to document your run or walk using #CanineClassic2020. 

Want to wear a bib as you walk or run? Download your bib from your confirmation email and choose a number, word, or phrase as your bib ID. Creativity pays off; there is a prize package for the participant with the best social media post showing off their bib! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CanineClassic2020 to be entered to win.

All participants will be eligible to win prizes. Prize categories include fastest runner and walker with and without a dog, best dog and guardian selfie, oldest dog photo, best dog-guardian lookalike photo, best dog trick video, best social media post with your race bib, and random prize drawings. 

  • To submit your 5K run/walk time, click here
  • Use #CanineClassic2020 on social media to enter your photos and videos in our prize giveaway.
  • You can also submit photos and videos here.

Thank you to all our sponsors who have donated an item for the Canine Classic prize packages!
Heartstrings Card Company

Hungry By Nature

Kundali Kombucha
La Sportiva
Moksha Chocolate
Outrageous Baking
Tour de Steamboat
Warby Parker
Winter Park Adventure Quest

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October 23rd, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm
at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder
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