Copper's Gone to the Dogs

5K, 10K, Expo and Activities with, by and for your favorite family member, your pup.

Sat Jun 28


The Copper Mountain Resort Association and League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) welcome all dogs and their humans to the inaugural Copper’s Gone to the Dogs 5K/10K event at Copper Mountain Resort on June 28th, 2014.

This event invites individual dogs, families of dogs, competitive dogs, leisurely dogs, and their humans to participate in the fundraiser that will lead them throughout Copper's villages and the mountain. There will be a 5K and a 10K course available for registration. The race will conclude in the Copper's Center Village, where participants are invited to stay and enjoy the “Dog Gone Vendor Village”featuring live music, refreshments and treats for two and four-legged competitors. 

Registration runs through June 28th, 2014. Individuals and teams can register online here. One hundred percent of the event proceeds benefit the LAPS.

While this is a dog-friendly event, the Copper Community does have a leash law.  All dogs must be on a leash, unless in a designated off-leash area.

Event Info

Dog running raceThe Copper Mountain Resort Association and League for Animals and People of the Summit (LAPS) welcome all dogs and their humans to the inaugural

Copper’s Gone to the Dogs 5K/10K event at Copper Mountain Resort on June 28th, 2014.  This event invites individual dogs, families of dogs, competitive dogs, leisurely dogs, and their humans to participate in the fundraiser that will lead them throughout the Copper's Center Village and the mountain.

Copper Mountain Ski Patrol Avalanche Dog Demonstration

Check out the Avalanche Dog demonstrations to see how our furry friends use their heightened sense of smell to find a "buried" avalanche victim. Training for these dogs can take up to three years, and for the dogs, this training is actually just a bunch of playing. The avalanche dogs are hunting and their prey is the human buried in the snow. This is a great spectacle that the kids especially won't want to miss. 

Dock Diving

Rocky Mountain Dock DogsRocky Mountain Dock Dogs demonstrate their skills at West Lake, and then invite local dogs to give it a try!  We suggest a $5 donation to LAPS to participate, and only require that your dog knows how to swim.

Live Music with Mike WOOFard

Copper's favorite Mike Woodard performs in Burning Stones Plaza, with dance tunes, sing-alongs, and maybe even a bad dog reference or two.  Hard Days Night, anyone?

Off Leash Play Area

The Pavilion Lawn will be fenced off for an off-leash doggie play area.  Please note:\

  • You are liable for damage or injury inflicted by your dog(s)
  • You must be in control of your dog(s) at all times
  • You must clean up after your dog(s)
  • Unattended dogs are not allowed in the off-leash area
  • Puppies under 4 months, or dogs in heat, are not allowed
  • Pinch or choke collars should be removed in the off-leash area 

Event Location

The race will take place at Copper Mountain Resort in Copper Mountain, CO (map & directions). Both races will begin in Burning Stones Plaza, located in the heart of the Copper's Center Village.

 

Race Registration

Online Registration for Copper's Gone to the Dogs 5K and 10K will begin in early March and end at midnight on June 25th, 2014. Walk up registration is available at the Copper Mountain Resort Association offices located at 189 Ten Mile Circle, Copper Mountain, CO 80443. The schedule for race registration is below. Please make sure to read the race FAQ to read all race registration rules and requirements for your dogs!

  • Early Bird Registration 3/2014 – 6/20/2014
  • Race Week Registration 6/21/2014 – 6/27/2014

Ski Patrol DogsEntry Fees

  • Early Bird – $30 per person (dogs free)
  • Race Week – $35 per person (dogs free)
  • Children 6 and under are free!
  • Teams of 6 or more receive $5 discount off registration

Race Schedule

Friday June 27th

  • 12:00pm-6:30pm Race Packet Pickup at Copper Sports

Saturday June 28th

  • 8:00-9:00am Race Day Packet Pickup at the race start line
  • 10:00am 10K Race Start @Burning Stones Plaza
  • 10:30am 5K Race Start @Burning Stones Plaza

Event Parking

The Beeler and Chapel Lots are designated for event parking.  All event parking is free.

 

Full details at CoppersGonetotheDogs.com

Woof, woof.

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