Dog Days 5K

Be a Part of the Great Dog Day Event

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, for the Third Annual Dog Days 5K & 2 Mile Walk! This is a great event for the whole family that benefits the Hub City Service Dogs program.
The 5K and Two-Mile routes will both start and finish at Kamper Park (1700 E Hardy St. in Hattiesburg), at 7:30 a.m. This is a pup-friendly race, with water stations for both runners and canines along the route. All dogs are required to be on a fixed leash. The route will take participants through the Avenues of Hattiesburg, a quaint neighborhood with a shaded path. Community volunteers, as well as clients of Hub City Service Dogs, will be there to cheer you along the way! The race will end at Kamper Park, with a post-race festival for both race participants and their pets.
Registration will be available until Aug. 25 at $25 per participant. The price will increase to $30 the day of the race. Registration includes a technical shirt if registered by Aug. 15. Medals will be given to the top male and female overall in the 5K & 2 Mile event, with and without a dog. Additionally, awards will be given in the following age divisions (with and without dogs):

12 and under // 13-17 // 18-22 // 23-27 // 28-32 // 33-37 // 38-42 // 43-47 // 48-52 // 53-57 // 58-62 // 63-67 // 68+

The event will also include a Run-By Dog Pageant (to be identified during the run and walk by participant's BIB number) Categories for the pageant include Coolest dog, best dressed, best parent/pooch pair, super dog, best diva dog and hottest hound.

All proceeds benefit Hub City Service Dogs. Are you interested in being a sponsor? Email us at or call us at 601-596-4495.

Important Links and Forms

The past 2 events have raised over $20,000 for those in need of a service dog. Your participation can change a life. 
Have questions? Email us at or call us at 601-596-4495.
Are you a Past Participant?
This years race will be better than ever! New additions include:
  • Live entertainment by Charles Carter
  • Custom race medals for first-place runners and walkers
  • More activities for your pups post race
  • A large stage area and professional sound system for awards
We are very excited about the upgrades to this year's race and we know that you will be too! We can't wait to see you and your furry friends at the finish line.
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