FAQ

What is the Muttstache Dash?

The Muttstache Dash is an event to support United Pet Fund and help local shelters, rescues, and animal care groups get the vital resources they need to care for and house animals waiting to find forever homes. 

When is the Muttstache Dash?

Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 9:30am. Late registration begins at 8:30am. The event is rain or shine. We prefer shine!

Where is the Muttstache Dash?

The Muttstache Dash will be held at Summit Park in Blue Ash, Ohio. 

4335 Glendale Milford Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

How long is the Muttstache Dash?

We have two events - a 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk or 1 mile run/walk. Competitive runners, recreational runners, walkers, and runners/walkers with (well-behaved) dogs and kids invited to participate!

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up will be held on Tuesday, April 30th from 5-7pm at Fleet Feet Blue Ash -

9525 Kenwood Rd Ste 42, Blue Ash, OH 45242. Come pick up your bib, t-shirt, and swag bag. If you picked up your 2018 bib last year, you will need to pick up your new 2019 race bib. 

How do I transfer my 2018 registration if I am unable to attend?

We will miss you this year! If you are unable to attend the rescheduled Muttstache Dash please email us at info@unitedpetfund.org or click on the 'Contact' button. In the transfer email please include the following: your first name and last name, the new participants first and last name, birth date, gender, t-shirt size, and division (5K run or walk, 1 mile run or walk).

How do I change my division?

If you would like to change the division you are in please email us at info@unitedpetfund.org or click on the 'Contact' button. In the division change email please include the following: your first and last name and 1 mile run OR walk.

Is the Muttstache Dash a family-friendly event?

Absolutely! We encourage families to attend and participate. Pet parents...please be certain to watch your dog's reaction around crowds and especially children. Human parents...please also keep an eye on your child's interactions with the dogs as some dogs are more reactive than others. We want this to be a fun and safe for all involved!

How old does my dog need to be to participate?

Your dog must be at least 6 months of age, in good health, and current on all vaccinations. 

What if my dog is aggressive?

Only well-behaved dogs will be allowed. For the safety of all participants, if a dog is noted to be aggressive to other dogs or humans during the event, United Pet Fund reserves the right to not allow the dog to participate in the run/walk event.

Are retractable leashes allowed?

NO retractable leashes are permitted. Please keep dogs on a 6 foot or shorter lead and have them walk or run close to you. As people maneuver through the pack during the race we do not want runners/walkers to be tripped up with extended leads.

Do I need to clean up after my dog?

Yes! Please pick up after all of your dog's messes, including along the route - also a park rule. We surely do not want an unexpected surprise for our runners or walkers! Use the dog waste bags that are available in your swag bag when needed. Trash bins will be accessible along the race route.

Should my dog run or walk?

Please be certain your dog is comfortable running at your pace before deciding to bring him or her. We want this to be a pleasant experience for everyone, the four-legged participants as well. If your dog is not comfortable running or stops and starts quite a bit, please consider walking with him/her that day for the safety of others as well for the comfort of your dog.

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