Inaugural Wine Country Canine Fun Run
Sonoma County Fairgrounds - Carnival Grounds. Free parking
Saturday July 10, 2021
Gates open at 7:30 a.m.
MARIN HUMANE - Adoptions - Training Education - Advocacy
1960s ALL AMERICAN COUNTY FAIR
Prizes for best outfits of favorite 60s TV character
60s music from Pop to Psychedelic
CANINE COMMANDOS COMPETITIVE SPRINT TEAM
Bill Cannedy @ (760)902-5587
All dogs are welcome - Only requirement is that your dog likes to run and chase things. NO EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING NECESSARY.Female dogs in heat may not compete, please do not bring to the event. Dogs that are aggressive towards either people or dogs will be asked to leave. Do not bring dogs that are not entered in the competition.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING
Your dog, 2 leashes and 2 handlers. One to release and one to catch. If you come as a single, volunteers will be available to release your dog. Treats for your dog, A flat collar with no tags. Choke chains not allowed. A chair and kennel for CANINE COMFORT ZONE. Picnic lunch. Your family and friends to cheer you on!
CAN I CALL MY DOG
Yes, make as much noise as you want DURING RUN. You may not use treats or toys to lure dog. You can use treats and toys as a reward after dog finishes race.
AFTER THE RUN
Retrieve your dog as soon as possible and exit the track. Pick up QUALIFIER ribbon.
HOW MANY EVENTS
Most dogs can enter 2 events. One run in the morning session and one in the afternoon. Most dogs, especially newcomers, do better the 2nd run after “they get it.”
CAN I ENTER
Senior dogs in good condition may enter 3 events.
We hope to be using the Agility Gate app. Download it before you arrive. Assistance will be available. Check in from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m.
CLERK OF COURSE
After check in report to the Clerk of Course for running order wristband. Groups of 10 will be sent to the starting area by the Clerk of Course. Do not go to the starting area before you are sent by the Clerk of Course.
8:45 A.M. - SALUTE TO AMERICA
9:15 A.M. - 100 Yard dash
POLICE DOG DEMO
11 A.M. Amateur dog racing demo before police dog demo
Ceremony at noon to honor First Responders, Military and Community Service Leaders
Approximately 1 hour. At this time no food service is available. Bring the family and a picnic lunch. Picnic area provided.
100 yard dash. 50 yard dash for Seniors (over 8) and puppies (6 mo. - 1 year) There will be a handlers meeting for those just attending the afternoon session.
Olympic style medals will be awarded for 1st - 3rd in each flight.
The Doug Cannedy Memorial Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the high-point team.
Flights for small (under 12 inches) - medium (12 -18 inches), and large dogs (over 18 inches).
The Ghilotti Bros. Track of Champions is grass and fully fenced.
DOG COMFORT ZONE
A tent will be provided. Industrial fans, a community water dish, a cooling pool, and even a complimentary massage for your dog (gratuities are greatly appreciated) by professional massage therapists. Please bring your kennel.
Electronic timing and scoreboard
Lots of prizes. Prizes for best 1960s TV character outfits
SURPRISES & FUN
Raffle tickets are earned, not purchased.
June 1st. Enter online. Field is limited, so Enter early!
$25 per run. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to Marin Humane.
None available at Fairgrounds carnival area.
Volunteers are needed. Most positions require no experience. Reduced entry fees for volunteers plus perks. You can volunteer and run your dog. Fill out online volunteer form.
This event would not be possible without the generous contributions of our sponsors. Please support them and tell them you appreciate their contribution to the Canine Fun Run. Sponsors are listed on our website.
WHO CAN ATTEND
Bring your friends and family to cheer your dog on.