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South County Tail Waggers 3rd Annual 5K Wagathon

September 14, 8:00 am - 11:00 am

South County Tail Waggers is SO excited to present our 3rd Annual 5K WALKING Wagathon!!!

This event was previously such a great success it allowed us to provide the first ever FREE Spay & Neuter Clinic in the South County! As with previous Wagathons, the proceeds of this event will be going to SCTW’s ongoing efforts to create free Spay & Neuter Clinics for our South County residents in need that are unable to S/N their dogs. 

In just seven years, one unspayed-female dog and her offspring can produce 97,000 puppies! We can’t rescue and adopt our way out of this crisis. We must get in front of it!

We need your help to fulfill this goal. YOU can make an impact. You can contribute to the solution by participating in what will be a wonderful, family-fun event!!! Participants will enjoy:

  • a complimentary Wagathon t-shirt

  • SCTW Wagathon bag

  • 3rd Annual 5K bib 

  • music by DJ Mistik

  • vendors with amazing merchandise and great deals

  • giveaways

  • face-painting for kids

  • snacks and water

  • and MORE!

Check-in begins at 7:00 AM. The 5K Walk will start around 8:00 AM at Christmas Hill on the Ranch Side, will head down the levy, past Solarsano Middle School,  and will turn back around on the levy to head back to the starting point.


Do you want and your friends want to help us raise much needed funds while having fun? Learn more about our 5K Teams! https://www.sctailwaggers.org/single-post/2019/07/18/Choose-Your-5K-Wagathon-Team?fbclid=IwAR2qwaA_cyWD0blBL-elS6PQ5GYqzRoQAuJCBz742gr8Iq2iPsuof8-nqwA 


What time does the Wagathon begin? Registration? Actual walking start time?

Registration will begin at 7:00 am sharp in order to have everyone ready on time, and the actual walk start time will be 8:00 am. 

Can I bring my dog?

OF COURSE. We are asking that each participant walk only one dog each.  Dogs must be escorted by adults only. 

Are leashes required?

YES. We are also requiring that ONLY lead leashes are to be used — absolutely NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES. This is for the safety of all of the participants and their dogs.

Can we run the 5K with our dog if we would like to?

The Wagathon is a walking-only event. With the number of participants and their dogs, and many being novices to this type of event, we are asking that everyone walks while keeping a safe distance between other participants and their dogs. This will help to provide a calm and low-key environment for all of the dog participants. 

What can I bring into the event?

A small backpack or fanny pack that can be worn on your body, or left in your car. There will not be any storage available onsite. While water and trail mix will be provided to you, we ask that everyone please bring extra water, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. Also please dress in layers — it will be chilly in the morning, but we anticipate it to start getting warmer as the sun is coming up. 

How many miles is a 5K? How long does it take the average person to complete?

A 5K is 3.1 miles. The average person walks a mile in approximately 15-20 minutes, barring any health or medical issues. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email us at [email protected]

When is the deadline to purchase tickets?

The deadline to purchase tickets is August 28th to get a 5K t-shirt in your size. After that date, it is while supplies last. 

Do I get a complimentary race t-shirt with my ticket purchase?

Absolutely! We will ask for your t-shirt size in your ticket purchase/registration form. 

What’s the refund policy?

Unfortunately we are not able to issue refunds at this time. We will however mail you your event t-shirt(s) should you not be able to attend the event. 

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. We will have a will call list at the registration tables. 



Christmas Hill Park
7050 Miller Ave.
Gilroy, CA 95020 United States
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