- Each participant may only bring one dog to the event.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times.
- We recommend using a dog harness instead of a collar. If you slip you could injure your dog’s neck. (Tip: Many racers prefer hands-free leashes for getting through obstacles.)
- Dogs must be at least 1 year old on race day.
- Dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, veterinary check-ups, be free from any health-related issues such as: complications of old age, joint pain, injury, and must be medically cleared by a veterinarian to compete in the UltiMutt Race.
- Dogs must be regularly socialized and comfortable around unfamiliar people and dogs. If you are unsure how your dog will react in a crowd, please err on the side of caution and do not bring him to the event and risk him being uncomfortable. For questions about socializing your dog, please consult your veterinarian.
- If you or your dog cannot complete an obstacle you must move to the side of the course and perform 30 squats before moving on. If entering the competitive wave of 2.5k or 5k you must complete the obstacle penalty before moving forward. If you’re in the fun run, completing the 30 squats is optional.
- The dog+human team (male & female) to finish with the fastest time in the 2.5k and 5k and have completed all the obstacles and/or the 30 squats penalties will be awarded the coveted title of UltiMutt Champion.
Because Sit & Stay Isn’t for Everybody
UltiMutt Race is a fun and challenging obstacle course race series designed to challenge a canine+owner team! Whether you run for fun or compete for the coveted title of UltiMutt Champion, your unique bond with your dog will be strengthened over a series of obstacles in your choice of a 2.5k or 5k course.
We believe every owner and every dog deserves an active lifestyle and an unbreakable bond. That’s why a portion of every registration fee and 100% of all donations will be donated to a partnering animal shelter that shares our objectives in each community we host a race for.
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Can I race without a dog?
Absolutely! We understand your need to be in the company of canines.
I'm not in the best shape. Can I still race?
UltiMutt offers competitive and fun run categories to suit all fitness levels.
I want to win! Which wave should I register for?
Enter the 2.5k or 5k competitive race, not the fun run.
What do I get if I win?
The coveted title of UltiMutt Champion, an exclusive UltiMutt Champion T-shirt, and other awesome prizes donated by our sponsors.
Are there other prizes?
Yes! Each participant to complete the race will earn the right to call themselves a true UltiMutt and receive a finisher’s T-shirt and dog bandana.
Is this event safe for my dog?
The safety and happiness of all dogs is of utmost importance to our organization. All obstacles have been designed and tested by dog agility professionals to ensure proper function for dog and human teams to complete.
Is my dog safe and healthy for this event?
All dogs must be at least 1 year old, up to date on all vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella), must not have any health issues, sicknesses, limitations resulting from old age, and must not have any history/sign of aggression or nervousness. Vet records will not be required at registration table, but having a photo handy on your phone in case there arises any issues is recommended. Any sign of aggression or nervousness or any medical record revealing a lapse in vaccination will result in an automatic disqualification from current and any future UltiMutt events without refund. For the safety of other racers, if a dog is a disturbance to other racers, UltiMutt Staff reserve the right to request your immediate removal of the dog from the event premises.
I'm not sure how my dog will act around other dogs. Should I bring him?
If your dog has never been around unfamiliar dogs, you can’t be certain how he will react and it is best not to risk making him uncomfortable or causing an issue for other racers. For information on socializing your dog or determining whether your dog is comfortable around other dogs, please consult your veterinarian.
How do I weigh my dog?
Step on a weight scale and record your weight. Holding your dog in your arms, step on the scale again and record the new weight. Subtract the two weights and the difference is your dog’s weight.
I don't want to participate in the race. Can I still help fundraise?
Um…ABSOLUTELY! You can raise money individually or start a team. Just visit our fundraising page to get started.