Dawg Dash Seattle

  • Sun. Oct. 23, 2016

A husky crossing the Dawg Dash finish lineIn its 30th year, Dawg Dash brings together thousands of students, alumni, faculty, family and friends for a celebration of the UW community and Husky spirit. Presented by the UW Alumni Association, Dawg Dash provides scholarship support for UW students.

Thank you for your participation and for supporting UW students.

Additional Registration Options

In Person

Through 5 p.m. on October 17 at:
Super Jock ‘n Jill Green Lake 206-522-7711
Through Noon on October 14 at:
Balanced Athlete Renton 425-282-4556
Everyday Athlete Kirkland 425-821-4301
Fleet Feet Sports Capitol Hill 206-329-1466
Plateau Runner Sammamish 425-898-4173
Run 26 Mill Creek 425-948-6495
Running Elements Bellevue 425-502-7593
Seven Hills Running Magnolia 206-941-5866
Shoes-n-Feet Bellevue 425-653-2329
Sound Sports Seattle 206-624-6717
West Seattle Runner West Seattle 206-938-0545
Super Jock ‘n Jill in Redmond 425-658-4929

By Mail

Complete the registration form with check made payable to Pro-Motion Events and mail by Oct.10 to:
Dawg Dash c/o Pro-Motion Events, Inc.
P.O. Box 31789
Seattle, WA 98103

Pre-event Packet Pick-up

If you register by noon on Wednesday, Oct. 14, you may pick up your race packet and shirt at Super Jock ‘n Jill, located near Green Lake. You may also register for the Dawg Dash at the packet pickup event.
Friday, Oct. 16: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dawg Dash Location & Course

The Dawg Dash check-in area 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.


View the Course Map 

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)

Day-of registration

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.


Dawg Dash is timed using Ipico chip technology. 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 $30 fee will be charged.

Dogs welcome

Dawg Dash 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.

Post-Dash Bash

Celebrate with your friends, family and fellow participants at the Post-Dash Bash. The event includes free food, beverages, entertainment and more.

Awards ceremony

Awards for the top finishers in both the 10K and 5K runs will be presented. The top three male and female 10K and 5K finishers will each win prizes from Super Jock ‘n Jill. Age division awards will also be available on site.

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 design. Show your workout buddies that you helped support UW student scholarships—and look good doing it.


Please email info@promotionevents.com or call Pro-Motion Events at 206-729-9972 to volunteer. All volunteers will get a free Dawg Dash shirt. Groups welcome!

Parking & Public Transportation

Event parking

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 Country Metro Transit is also a great option, as there are many bus routes with stops nearby.


Special thanks to our sponsors