Canine Crawl

Bring your best friend along and join us for the Canine Crawl  Festival, 5k and 1 mile walk. After you enjoy our pet festival, join us for our 1 mile fun walk and 5k. This race is built to fit everyone's needs. You can register in the Human category or you can register your bestest furriest friend in the Canine category. Both fields will run competitively! If you wish to join us in a non-competitive manner you may walk the 5k or maybe the 14th Annual Canine Crawl 1 mile walk is just right for you. Get your laces and your leashes ready!

Race Fee for 5k-  
  • $25  December 1st- March 8
  • $30  March 9th- Race Day
  • $25  Catnap Registration -Support the HSEC Canine Crawl and sleep in! You still get a shirt & goody bag but you don't have to run the race! 
Race Fee includes official timing, race t-shirt, and goody bag.
Walk Fee-  
  • $20  December 1st- April 4
  • $25  Raceday Registration April 5
  • $20  Catnap Registration-  Support the HSEC Canine Crawl and sleep in! You still get a shirt & goody bag but you don't have to walk Catnappers will need to pick up your packet at the facility at scheduled Packet Pick-up. Sorry, no deliveries.
Walker Fee includes event t-shirt

Course Description

The 5k will begin and end at Greenville Town Common. The race will be Greenway and University neighborhood based with a run by the Offleash Dog Park! To view the course please visit

Packet Pick-Up
You can come to the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina to pick up your race packet on Saturday April 4th from 2-5 pm. We are located at 3520 Tupper Dr. Greenville, NC 27834
You can also pick up your race packet from 1-2:30pm at the Greenville Town Common on race day.

Canine 5k rules and regulations
  • Do NOT bring your dog if he/she is younger than SIX months of age
  • All canines must be fully vaccinated.
  • Do NOT bring your dog if she is in HEAT.
  • Have your dog wear current ID and rabies tag (or bring rabies certificate)
  • Water will be provided for canines at all water stops.
  • Even if you are not thirsty, be sure to let your dog have plenty of access to water.
  • No one likes to talk about it, but poop bags. Bring them. It's just the responsible thing to do.
  • Keep your dog on a 6-foot or shorter leash at all times.
  • Dragging of dogs during race is strictly prohibitted. Dragging of pet owner is optional. 
  • Please make sure your dog has been conditioned to run the 5k. If your dog does not run regularly, the 1 mile walk may be a better option for you and your dog. 

Race Recognition
The overall fastest male and female and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fastest male/female time in each bracket will recieve a custom Canine Crawl 5k medal.
The top 3 canine's will also receive awards to show off at the dog park!

 0-12 years
13-19 years
20-29 years
30-39 years
40-49 years
50-59 years

Start Order
-Canines (with attached human)
Strollers welcome

Special thanks to our SPONSORS

Silver Collar ($750-$999)

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