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Mutts on the Mountain

Mutts on the Mountain

Give your pooches the chance to get their paws dirty! It’s time to get muddy with man’s best friend at Mutts on the Mountain on Saturday, August 19, 2017. This event is the canine version of Seven Springs’ super-popular mud run. That’s right, now even your dog can enjoy the challenge of Mud On The Mountain! We have designed a special 5k and 1-mile course that keeps both dogs and their humans in mind. You and Fido will take on up to 16 obstacles while slogging through every pup’s favorite: MUD!

Course Maps & Obstacles

We are currently working on the course layout and obstacles for 2017, but check out what the pooches and participants did for the 2016 Mutts on the Mountain.

1-Mile Course & Obstacles

We have a one mile course with 10 obstacles for smaller dogs, and participants who do not want to run the full course. This course will feature many of the same favorite obstacles from the full run.

Mutts 1-mile Map

  • 1. Clint’s Mini Dog Hurdles – Your dog can now jump over short 6 inch hurdles named after our favorite manager.
  • 2. Bent Bridge – Send your dog up and over this A-Frame obstacle.
  • 3. Pile O Logs – Not the pile you see in your backyard but a pile of small logs for you and your dog to scamper over.
  • 4. Sprinklerville – Try and get through this plethora of sprinklers as you and your dog make your way over a very muddy trail.
  • 5. Balance Smalance – What kind of balance does your dog have? Try one of these different balance obstacles.
  • 6. National Velvet – Yes just like the movie with Elizabeth Taylor. Let your dog think it is a horse for one obstacle.
  • 7. Bath Time – This is a tough obstacle. Will your dog run through a wall of suds? We are betting not, but it will be fun to watch!
  • 8. Sand Box – Walk your dog through our sand box. Let their nose do the work and maybe they will find one of the buried treasures. Go over the fence to exit the sand box.
  • 9. Table Top – Up the ramp and onto the table. Stop for a second and make your way back down the other side.
  • 10. Hydrant Serpentine – Finish strong by running through this fire hydrant weave.

5k Course & Obstacles

Mutts 5K Map

  • 1. Worm Hole – Send your dog through these dog tunnels.
  • 2. Clint’s Mini Dog Hurdles – Your dog can now jump over short 6 inch or 18 inch hurdles named after our favorite manager.
  • 3. Teeter – Dog sized see saw with two different sizes for your dog to try.
  • 4. Bent Bridge – Send your dog up and over this A-Frame obstacle.
  • 5. Tahoe Trot – A short jaunt through our very own Lake Tahoe
  • 6. Pile O Logs – Not the pile you see in your backyard but a pile of small logs for you and your dog to scamper over.
  • 7. Granite Scamper – A walk through the forest which will surely give your dog a work out.
  • 8. Sprinklerville – Try and get through this plethora of sprinklers as you and your dog make your way over a very muddy trail.
  • 9. Ramp It Up – Jump off these ramps that challenge your pets fear of heights.
  • 10. Cork Screw – A winding downhill trail, yes the good news is it is downhill.
  • 11. Balance Smalance – What kind of balance does your dog have? Try one of these different balance obstacles.
  • 12. National Velvet – Yes just like the movie with Elizabeth Taylor. Let your dog think it is a horse for one obstacle.
  • 13. Bath Time – This is a tough obstacle. Will your dog run through a wall of suds? We are betting not, but it will be fun to watch!
  • 14. Sand Box – Walk your dog through our sand box. Let their nose do the work and maybe they will find one of the buried treasures. Go over the fence to exit the sand box.
  • 15. Table Top – Up the ramp and onto the table. Stop for a second and make your way back down the other side.
  • 16. Hydrant Serpentine – Finish strong by running through this fire hydrant weave.

Obstacles are subject to change.

Mutts on the Mountain Rules and Restrictions

  • – Only one dog per human participant (participant must be at least 18 years of age).
  • – Additional dogs may be registered, but must have accompanying human participant (accompanying participant must be age 13 or older).
  • – Event registration ends on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Noon.
  • – All dogs must be leashed. Leashes cannot be retractable and cannot exceed 8 ft in length
  • – All dogs must have rabies certificate on file before the race
  • – You must pick up after your dog
  • – We strongly recommend that dogs are on a harness rather than a collar
  • – All dogs must wear a collar with a clearly identifiable tag
  • – Positive reinforcement is encouraged to get your dog around the course. If your dog is having problems with an obstacle, then we advise you to avoid it.
  • – The most important thing is that the dogs and humans enjoy the challenge. If your dog becomes anxious or stressed in any way we reserve the right to remove your dog from the course.
  • – We advise that dogs do not eat their morning meal before the challenge but are given food afterwards.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

5k Course

Now – July 17

July 18 – Aug. 18

First Runner (Age 18+) with One Dog

$45

$55

SIGN UP

Additional Runner (Age 13+) with Same Dog

$20

$25

SIGN UP

1-Mile Course

Now – July 17

July 18 – Aug. 18

First Runner (Age 18+) with One Dog

$35

$45

SIGN UP

Additional Runner (Age 13+) with Same Dog

$15

$20

SIGN UP

Mutts on the Mountain Prizes

All humans will receive a Mutts on the Mountain dry fit t-shirt. All dogs will receive a Mutts on the Mountain leash.

How fit does my dog need to be to participate in Mutts on the Mountain?

As long as your dog is deemed fit and healthy in general and is fully vaccinated it can compete in the challenge. Dogs must be sociable with other dogs and humans.

Please consider your dogs age and ability to get around the course. It is not recommended if your dog has any medical conditions where over exertion is not advised. If in doubt, please speak with your veterinarian for advice.

Got A Lazy Dog?

Its not just running and jumping, there’s plenty of other social doggy fun to be had on the mountain! Check out the DogMart with tons of cool and unique handmade items like collars, toys, treats and more! We’ll also have doggy daycare, groomers, trainers, and more right here in one place AND you can check out our mountain Doggy Park or grab a cold one with your best friend at the Doggy Goggle!

Mutts on the Mountain Spectators

The first heat for Mutts on the Mountain goes out at 9 a.m. and the last heat is at 10:30 a.m. Cheer on your dog, family and friends at the lower portion of the course or take a ride up the Polar Bear Express lift beginning at 10 a.m.

Recovery Party on the Foggy Goggle Deck

Stick around after the event for the Doggy Goggle After Party near Emo’s Pit!

Child Care

Child care is available during the Mutts on the Mountain event through our Kids’ Camp for children walking age through age 10. A special early start rate is available to Mutts on the Mountain participants. Reservations are required. Please call 800-452-2223, ext. 7997 for more information.

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