RunGo Dash for Dogs returns for its 7th year as a special Virtual Race Series with 100% of pledges going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs. In support of our organization’s 25th Anniversary year, you are invited to participate in distances from 2-25K between February 25th and March 25th.
There are five special voice-guided Virtual Routes, one for each stage of Guide and Service Dog training from puppy to graduation. Each route can be completed anywhere outside with or without a dog, or on a treadmill if you prefer. You can run just one route, or all of them to complete the 25K Challenge.
- Registration: Only $25 (gives access to all 5 routes)
- Start Location: Anywhere!
- Start Date: Between February 25, 2021 – March 25th
- Start Time: Anytime!
- Distances: 2K, 3K, 5K, 5K and 10K (or run all five routes for the 25K Challenge)
Access to the routes will be emailed on February 24th, or on registration confirmation if you register after February 25th.
- Puppy Pen 2K
- Puppy Explore 5K
- Puppy Focus 5K
- Puppy Skills 10K
- Puppy Graduation 3K
You will receive virtual badges for each stage, and RunGo will also send you a Dash for Dogs dog tag medal, a bandana (for you or your dog), and other goodies from event partners. These will be mailed to you, postage is included in registration.
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 decided to combine 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 runners who are visually-impaired for feedback in creating an ‘eyes free’ navigation experience.