Dirty Dog Trail Run – Saturday, August 25, 2018


Sign up at:   www.itsyourrace.com 

10K run, 5K run, 5K walk, 1 mile walk


  • 8:00 a.m. Registration Opens
  • 9:00 a.m. 5 & 10k Run without Dogs
  • 9:05 a.m. 5 & 10K Run with Dogs
  • 9:10 a.m. 5k Walk without Dogs
  • 9:15 a.m. 5k Walk with Dogs
  • 9:16 a.m. 1 Mile Walk – not timed

To provide funding to Shelter House to ensure victims of domestic violence can provide a safe haven for their pets.
SOS Animal Rescue to provide funding for animals in need through their foster, pet food, and spay/neuter assistance programs.

Location:  Midland City Forest located at 2840 E. Monroe Rd. (1/4 mile west of Eastman Ave.), Midland, MI 48640.

Race:  The 8th annual Dirty Dog Trail Run is for runners of all skill levels to run with or without their dogs.  The course is a combination of unpaved two-track and single track trails that twist and turn over flat land and hills in the scenic woods of Midland City Forest.  City Forest is a 520 acre preserve of woods, creeks, marshes, and bridges, making for an enjoyable and challenging off-road run.

Not interested in running on hills and single track trails?  Join the 1 mile walk over a flat, unpaved course through the woods.

Registration: Sign up before August 8th to avoid late fees.  Same day registration is available from 8:00 to 8:45 am.  Pre-registration has the option to purchase a Dry Fit shirt for $5. Shirts are not guaranteed for late and same day registrations.  Shirts are men’s sizes. Youth shirts are available as well.  Sign up for the race at www.itsyourrace.com    Shirts are high quality wicking shirts.

Packet Pick Up:
Friday, August 24, 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Midland City Forest near the chalet.
Saturday, August 25, 8:00 to 8:45 am at Midland City Forest inside the chalet.

Awards – with and without dogs in separate categories
10K run and 5K Run – Medals to top 3 finishers in men’s overall, women’s overall, and 13 & under boys and girls.
5K walk – Medals for top 3 walkers – men’s overall and women’s overall and 13 & under boys and girls.
All participants will receive a participation medal and race bling on race day as provided by our sponsors.
Door prizes will be awarded following the race.

Race Timing:
This race will be timed by Miller Race Management complete with a kiosk for time & place as soon as you finish.

Dogs:  Pet participation is encouraged but not required.  We ask you to be considerate of your dog’s ability and limitations.  All dogs are to be kept on leashes, no exceptions.

Refreshments:  A water station will be located mid course.   Fruit, snacks, and water will be provided post race.

Race information/questions: (989) 492-0042 or email to info@sosar.org or faceboook.

Print the application and mail in

Thank you sponsors:

Awards Sponsor:  Northern Animal ClinicSuperior Title and Settlement,

Event Sponsors:   Eastman Animal HospitalPark Place Homes,  Patricia and David Kepler FoundationPet Pals

Race Sponsors: Bushey Automotive,  Legacy Wealth Management – Benjamin F. Edwards,  Gimmick’sGlover’s Rexall Pharmacy, Judy V. Spencer Fund,  McArdle Buick, Meijer,  Valley LanesWildfire Credit UnionWolverine Bank

Sign Sponsors:  Animal Medical Center, Bone & Bailey Insurance Agency, Chemical Bank,  Eastman Party Store, Ieuter Insurance Group, M-20 Animal Hospital, Melissa Lile PhotographyMembers First Credit UnionMidland Animal Clinic, Sanford Animal Clinic, Soldan’s Pet SuppliesZach’s Dog Groomery

Prizes:  Amazing Deli,  Applebees, Beyond Measures Bulk Food, Bicycle HQBiggby CoffeeCircle Quality Shoes, Cork ‘N’ Ale,  Edible ArrangementsFamily FareGreat Lakes Ice CreamHowl A Day, Ieuter Insurance Group, Isabella BankJack’s Fruit Market, Jet’s Pizza, LaLondes Market,  M’s Cafe, Max’s Place, Members First Credit UnionPNC BankRiver Rock Animal Hospital, RunnersShirlene’s Cuisine,  The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe, Wysong

Race treats and water:  Bob Evans, MeijerShay Water

Race Communications:  Midland Amateur Radio Club

Moving Sign Ads:  Chicky and Chippi VacuumsGarber Chevrolet, Midland Soccer Club, Wolverine Bank


2016 RACE Results

2015 RACE Results

2014 RACE Results

Photos from 2017 Race on Facebook

Photos from 2016 Race on Facebook

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Photos from 2014 race on FaceBook

Photos from 2013

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