• The Connecticut Doggie Cup

    October 14, 2017 Cornwall, CT

  • Registration Will Be Open Soon!!!

  • Proceeds from the race will benefit:

    The Little Guild of St. Francis in their efforts to
    save, rescue, and shelter animals in need.

    Learn More

Event Information

The Connecticut Doggie Cup

The race is open to humans running or walking with or without dogs. To keep everyone (and every dog) safe, special rules apply for those running with a dog (See the dog rules section). This is the Connecticut Doggie Cup and the winner will be crowned as the fastest dog/human running team in Connecticut with divisional prizes for the four different dog weight and size divisions. There will also be awards to the top solo runners and divisional awards for the human age groups as well.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Little Guild of St. Francis in their efforts to save, rescue, and shelter animals in need.


Be crowned by top celebrities ~ world famous designer Bunny Williams and Richard Schlesinger of CBS 48 hours!

The Doggie Cup – The top Dog/Human team finishers for both the male and females runners will be crowned and awarded the custom-made Doggie Cup winner's bowl along with a whole host of other prizes including a $100 cash prize.

Solo Runners – Top male and female overall will win a $100 cash prize. The top finishers in each division 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 + will receive medals. You must be present to win.

The Course is a hand measured 5k (3.1 miles) with Professional Chip Timing/Results by Greystone Racing

View the Official Course Map.


This is a fast and scenic 5k course open to avid racers, and weekend warriors alike looking to get that new PR.

Dog/Human Team

Run or Walk with your dog, and see if you can win the title as CT's Fastest Human/dog Team.


Walk this beautiful course through Cornwall Valley, one of Northwest CT's most scenic areas.



2017 Race Registration is comming soon!!


You can register for the race online through active.com, or you can fill out the race application form and mail it to us by 10/14/2016.


5k - $25.00 (Runner, Walker, or Dog/Human Team)

Registration Comming Soon!!!

Register Online

Day of Race Registration:

Race day registration starts at 9:15 am and goes until 10:45 am on 10/12/2017.


5k - $30.00 (Runner, Walker, or Dog/Human Team)

Kids 1 Mile Run - $5.00





Kids 1 Mile Race

Registration Ends

5k Race Start

Award Ceremony


About Us

285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike
West Cornwall, CT 06796

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We believe in the intrinsic worth of all living things and recognize in particular, the unusually long and close association humans have had with dogs and cats. For whatever reasons, many innocent animals do not receive the care to which they are entitled. We pledge to protect and rehabilitate distressed animals and promote humane education. Unclaimed stray and abandoned dogs are referred to the Little Guild by the Animal Control Officers of all the towns in Northwest Connecticut. Stray and abandoned cats come to us from the people of Litchfield County who find and rescue them. At the shelter, the animals are groomed, fed nutritious meals, inoculated and treated by a veterinarian. At the appropriate age the animals are spayed or neutered. While hundreds of pets are adopted each year, our policy of keeping animals until a home is found for them means that the Little Guild cares for some animals for months or even years.



The Event Will Be Held At

The Cornwall Town Green

Pine St.

Cornwall, CT


Parking is limited in the Village. Additional parking at the UCC church on Bolton Road and at Foote Fields on Rt. 4.


Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event.

Sponsors Comming Soon...

Title Sponsor


Dog Rules & Regulations

We strongly suggest that both the owner and dog train for this event, if you don’t already run. Runners, start conditioning yourselves and your dog for at least a few weeks leading up to the race. You should inspect your dog’s pads for signs of injury (cuts and wear) and be careful in warmer weather (carry water, keep runs short, watch your dog for signs of stress). Talk to your veterinarian if you have any concerns. We recommend jogging on trails or other locations where people run with their dogs, to acclimate your dog to running in a pack with distractions.

Rules for doing the race with your dog

- Limit one dog per person.
- Dogs must be at least 6 months old and up to date on vaccinations.
- Please only bring dogs that are well-behaved around other dogs and people.
- Dogs should be kept on leashes throughout the event.
- Leashes should be no longer than 6 feet
please keep it short at the start to avoid entanglement.
- No choke, pinch, or spike collars.
- No retractable leashes, which may be hazardous in a crowd.
- Runners 16 years and under participate at the discretion of race officials.
- No dogs in heat.
- Please clean up after your dog.



The 2ud annual Run and Wag 5k was another huge success! Thanks for all your support!

2015 winners:

Dog/Human Teams:

King: Steve Leslie and Scooter 22:18.72

Queen:Brittany Heninger and Katie Greystone 18:56.53

Runner Up: Sarah Ports and Bailey 19:26.56

Solo Runners

Top Male: Will Sanders 16:24.54

Top Female: Margaret Demarris 20:42.06

Course Record: Will Sanders 16:24.54 (2015)

Dog/Human Team Couse Record: Eric Morse and Murdock 17:30.25 (2014)

2015 Results via Greystone Racing




The 1st annual Run and Wag 5k was a huge success. We hope to see you in 2015!

2014 winners:

Dog/Human Teams:

King: Eric Morse and Murdock 17:30.25

Queen: Letitia Garcia-Trip and Swiper 23:19.30

Runner Up: Karim Mabrouk and Abe 18:53.91

Solo Runners

Top Male: Joseph Virgilio 18:52.25

Top Female: Jenny McLain 21:40.04

Course Record: Eric Morse 17:30.25 2014

2014 Results via Greystone Racing



Get in touch

If you have any questions about the event, feel free to contact us.

Contact info

Inquiries: (860) 672-6346