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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the rules for Copper’s Gone to the Dogs?

  • Your dog must remain on leash and have someone present with him/her at all times
  • Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations (per the registration waiver)
  • Must show proof of rabies vaccination at registration (A rabies tag is sufficient proof)
  • Dog must be dog-friendly
  • Dogs in heat are NOT allowed
  • You will be responsible for cleaning up after your pet. There will be clean-up bags provided along the race trail.

Can I run/walk without a dog?
Of course! Dogs are optional but recommended for maximum enjoyment.

Is there an age limit?
Only for your dog. Remember, dogs 6 months or older to participate in the 5k.

Can I use a stroller?
Yes, the course is stroller friendly

Will water be provided for racers and their dogs?

  • There will be water stations for both dogs and humans located throughout the racecourse.
  • There will be water, human and dog snacks available in the Dog Gone Village immediately after the race

Where is the course?
The 5K Course take place throughout Copper Mountain Resort and the Copper's Center Village. Please visit the “Course” page on the website to view the course map

Where will I park?
Copper Mountain Resort has plenty of free parking for you and your dogs. Beeler Lot and Chapel Lot are designated as Copper’s Gone to the Dogs Race parking

How much is the entry fee?
$30 per dog and their people are free! Reistration opens at 8:30 am . You will need to sign a waiver on site.

When and where can I register?
Registration is in Center Village at Burning Stones Plaza from 8:30-9:30 on the day of the event.

Will there be awards for Copper’s Gone to the Dogs?
Yes! There will be 3 different awards in Copper’s Gone to the Dogs fun run.

  1. Best Dressed
  2. Owner - Pet look alike contest
  3. 1st across the line for each division:Pups (Under 1 year), Senior (10 & up) and Middle Age (between ages  1 & 10)

Donation/Fundraising Questions:

Who benefits from the proceeds of Copper’s Gone to the Dogs?
100% of the donations benefit League for Animals and People of the Summit (L.A.P.S). The primary function of LAPS is reducing pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs in Summit County. Our other charity programs benefit the general welfare of companion animals whose low-income owners are in need of financial assistance. For more information, visit www.summitlaps.com.

How do I raise donations in support of LAPS?
Here are some tips to help you reach your goal:

  • Tell your friends and family. Tell your friends and family about why you are participating in this event and how their donations could positively impact the lives of animals and their people here in Summit County. Ask them to make a donation in the honor of you or a loved pet.
  • Use social media. Place frequent fundraising updates on your Facebook, Twitter or other social media networks.
  • Use snail mail. Compose personal letters and send them to your neighbors, relatives and friends. Provide them with a stamped return envelope to make donating a breeze!
  • Ask for support. Ask your employer to match the funds you raise.
  • Celebrate your birthday. Ask friends to support your efforts in lieu of presents.
  • Offer your services. You could babysit, wash a car, mow a lawn, or pet sit. You could also sell lemonade, baked goods, or have a yard sale!
  • Throw a party. Throw a party at your house or office and have everyone that comes donate $5. Or organize a "casual dress day" at your office, where employees can wear casual clothes for a $5 donation toward your cause.

Team Questions:

How do I invite people to join my team?
You can form teams by asking family, friends, co-workers, etc.

Is there a minimum or maximum number of participants per team?

  • There is no limit! We welcome teams large and small.
  • Corporate teams, school teams, church and sports teams are encouraged to participate.
  • We welcome creativity and team spirit during the race

More Information:

Are there other activities going on at Copper after the race?
Yes! We will have a variety of activities and entertainment including:

  • Dog Gone Vendor Village offering food and samples for dogs and their humans
  • Live Music- Blue Dogs and The Aaron Burdett Band
  • Copper's Center Village activities including Chair Lift rides, bumper boats, the zip line, go-carts, and a climbing wall ensure fun for the whole family
  • Doogie Demos-the day is filled with everything from Avalanche Dogs toDock Diving.