RunGo Dash for Dogs
RunGo Dash for Dogs is set for its 9th year on Sunday, February 26, 2023! The guided 10K, 5K or 2K run/walk will take you through Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC, with 100% of the proceeds going to BC & Alberta Guide Dogs.
This fun and non-competitive race takes you through the beautiful trails in Stanley Park. After the run, there will be a social event with pancakes, prizes, and lots of doggy treats! You don’t need a dog to run, but good dogs are always welcome on a leash.
- Start Location: Brockton Pavilion (1151 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver BC)
- Start Date: February 26, 2023
- Start Times: 10km: 9:30 am, 5km 9:35 am, 2k 9:45 am
- Early Packet Pickup: Friday, February 26, 12 pm – 7 pm (at Denman Running Room, 679 Denman St, Vancouver)
- Race Day: Opens at 8:30 am (at Brockton Pavilion)
Limited Race Day registration (additional $5 on pre-registration prices)
RunGo founder Craig Slagel has always had a passion for technology and became an avid runner after completing his first marathon in 2002. In 2012 Craig combined his passion for technology and running to make a mobile app to inspire and encourage people to run. Coming from a background in digital media for EA and Microsoft, he started by making a running game.
At the same time, Craig adopted his retired Guide Dog Dynasty. Some friends mentioned he should use her to guide him on his runs – as he had a reputation of getting lost. Inspired by Dynasty to develop a running guide app, Craig founded his company Leaping Coyote Interactive. With a small team of developers, he created RunGo, a running app that would help people find running routes and help direct them along the way.
Since launching the app, RunGo has worked with BC & Alberta Guide Dogs, and visually-impaired runners for feedback in creating an ‘eyes free’ navigation experience.