Bring your ‘mutt’ and your ‘stache’, and RUN.WAG.WALK for a cause!

Stay tuned for 2020!


Join us for United Pet Fund’s the Muttstache Dash, a race/walk to support UPF and benefit regional animal shelters, rescues and animal care groups with resources as they support, house and care for animals until they find their FURever homes.

Run/Walk Events:


5K Run/Walk and/or 1 Mile Run or Walk


Includes one dog in the price. One dog only per participant.

Early-Bird:  $30/participant - price increases March 4th at midnight


Pre-Registration: $35/participant - online registration ends May 2nd at midnight


Same-day Registration: $45/participant - same-day registration opens at 8:30am - 9:15am


Kids’ registration (5-12): $15      4 & under: Free

Race Information:


Family friendly, for competitive and recreational runners/walkers and non-aggressive, sociable dogs


One dog only per participant (NO retractable leashes)

First 500 registered participants receive a swag bag filled with:

T-Shirt - Sizes: Adult S-XXL   Register by April 17th to guarantee a shirt!
Dog Bandana
Waste Bags
Coupons, information, and swag from sponsors
Child participants will receive a t-shirt only. Sizes: Child S-L

Chip-timed event, including awards for top three finishers in 4 categories (male, female, child, dog & companion).

Water station for humans and dogs during the race

No dog? No problem! “Test Drive a Dog” presented by Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers.

No long-term commitment required. Simply donate $25 to the animal rescue/shelter you want to test drive a dog from and they will let you take the dog out for a spin during the 5K or 1-mile run/walk – no commitment required.

Come for the race, stay for the fun! Enjoy our epic, fun, dog-filled after party -- food trucks, Fretboard Brewing beer, pet vendors, tattoos for you and your pup, photo booth, adoptable dogs, music, and more!

No refunds will be issued for this event.

Packet-Pick Up: Pick up your race bib, t-shirt and swag bag. Join us at Fleet Feet Blue Ash on Tuesday, April 30th from 5-7pm. Not able to make it? Same-day packet pick-up opens at 8:30am on race day in the North Tower Room to the right of the Observation Tower.

Race Day Schedule:

8:30 AM: Packet Pick-Up & Same Day Registration Opens

9:15 AM: Registration Closes

9:20 AM: Warm-Up


10:00 AM: Post-Race Party Begins!

10:30 AM: Award Ceremony

10:45 AM – 12:30PM: Post-Race Party Cont. PARTY ON!

By participating you are helping over 100 regional animal shelters, rescues and animal care groups get pet food, supplies, and tangible resources.

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