Animal lovers arise and join the throng to help raise donations for Portland shelter pets. Donate and participate in the 30th annual OHS Doggie Dash on May 13 at Waterfront Park. Doggie Dash has raised more than $2.5 million for shelter pets in the last five years, thanks to individual Dashers who do the bulk of the fundraising.
Specifically, Doggie Dash provides funds to fight animal cruelty, heal injured and ill pets, and find homes for pets who have run out of options. Dogs and children under 10 can participate for free. Look for a full day of activities. Participants can register early for $35 or the day of for $40.
Doggie Dash Classic – 1.5 miles
The 1.5 mile “Doggie Dash Classic” route begins on SW Naito Parkway near Stark St. You’ll proceed down a car-free Naito Parkway to the Salmon St. fountains, then turn north along the park’s seawall, and return south on Naito Parkway. This route is for walkers only.
Bridge to Bridge – 2.5 miles
The 2.5 mile “Bridge to Bridge” route is open to both walkers and runners (please note, this is a “fun run” and is not timed). The route uses the same starting and ending points as the 1.5 mile route, but takes Dashers over the Hawthorne Bridge, along the Eastbank Esplanade, over the Steel Bridge, and back to Waterfront Park. It’s dog-friendly and features great views of the city