Gear up, and return to campus for a Husky classic! Hit all the campus landmarks before crossing the finish line in the Quad. There’s a Husky Pups Run for the littlest Dawgs, and all four-footed friends are welcome. At the Post-Dash Bash, you’ll enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a family-fun zone.
Sign up for a team and run with your Dawg Pack — and don’t forget to wear purple!
Proceeds from Dawg Dash presented by Alaska Airlines support student scholarships. Whether this is your first time or you want to beat your time, this is the place to be.
BE ACTIVE. BE TOGETHER. BE PURPLE.
Location & Course
The check-in area for Dawg Dash presented by Alaska Airlines is located at the Red Square on the University of Washington campus. The race day registration, packet pickup and gear check are all located here. Red Square is also where the Post-Dash Bash will take place.
With a universal start line located on Memorial Way near Red Square, both the 10K and 5K routes head north. The 5K route stays mainly on campus, and the 10K route runs partially off campus and through Greek Row before rejoining the 5K route.
Race Day Details
7:30 a.m. – Registration/check-in begins
8:50 a.m. – Pre-race instructions at the start line
9:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk begins
9:20 a.m. – 10K Run begins
9:30 a.m. – Post-Dash Bash begins in Red Square
10:15 a.m. – Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m. – Husky Pups Run (for kids 10 & under)
Registration will be open from 7:30 to 8:55 a.m., located on the right-side front entrance of Kane Hall on Red Square. Coat check is available on the left-side front entrance of Kane Hall.
You can also register before race day on Saturday, October 22, at the University Bookstore (4326 University Way NE) from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
All participants must wear a chip on their shoe in order to appear in the results. Chips must be returned at the conclusion of the event or a fee will be charged.
Your child can join you — jogging strollers are welcome! Although the 5K is more stroller- and dog-friendly, strollers are allowed on both routes.
Dawg Dash presented by Alaska Airlines is a dog-friendly event. Bowls of water can be found at the on-course water station as well as at the finish line. Please keep your dogs on a leash at all times and be respectful to those around you.
Celebrate with your friends, family and fellow participants at the Post-Dash Bash. The event includes free food, beverages, entertainment and more.
There’s fun for the whole Husky family at the family-fun zone, featuring games and activities for the littlest Dawgs.
Awards for the top finishers in both the 10K and 5K runs will be presented.
Husky Pups Run
Kids 10 & under love this short run with Harry the Husky during the Post-Dash Bash. Kids running in this free event receive a ribbon for participating. Kids shirts are available for $10.
Each participant will receive a free, commemorative long-sleeved shirt with the Dawg Dash presented by Alaska Airlines design. Show your workout buddies that you helped support UW student scholarships — and look good doing it.
Interested in volunteering? Lend a paw and sign up here. All volunteers will get a free Dawg Dash presented by Alaska Airlines shirt. Groups welcome!
Parking & Public Transportation
Free street parking is available. Limited on-campus parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The UW Central Plaza Parking Garage is close to registration and the start line, with an entrance on 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street. Additional parking is available in the Padelford Parking Garage, directly south of McMahon Hall. Please obey all posted signs and do not park on the 10K or 5K course routes. We highly recommend carpooling, King County Metro Transit or Sound Transit light rail.
Pictures from the 2015 Dawg Dash Seattle