6 Legged Race

9:30 am


Mark your calendars! The 2014 Six-Legged Race will be on October 4, 2014.

Have you ever been the human to hold a dog's leash while their person runs a race? If so, you've seen what happens when the person runs by - the dog strains at their leash saying "I wanna go, I wanna go, I wanna GO" with every fiber of their four legged being. Being dog lovers ourselves, Race Day Events decided to bring the 6 Legged Race to Madison- a race where the dogs don't just watch, they get to RUN!
The 6 Legged Race is a 5K run/walk produced in conjunction with the Dogtoberfest, and a portion of proceeds will go to our charity rescue partner, Dane County Humane Society. Humans are encouraged to run with a dog, but it's not required.  All dogs MUST be leashed AT ALL TIMES, NO EXCEPTIONS!


When: October 4, 2014 9:30 AM

Where: Capital Brewery, Middleton, WI

Cost: $30 online until October 2nd, 2014. $35 on-site, race day registration. All participants will receive a Six Legged Race bandana for their dog and an entry to the Dane County Humane Society's Dogtoberfest by presenting their bib at the entrance. All prices include WI sales tax. ​*We do not ship race bandanas or other race swag*

Registration: Registration is open now! 

Don't want to register online? Click HERE for a mail-in registration form. 


Awards will be given based on dog size. Specific prizes will be announced soon!
Top 3 dogs in each division will also receive a prize. The divisions are:

  • Small dogs (35 pounds and under)
  • Medium dogs (36 pounds to 65 pounds)
  • Large dogs (Over 65 pounds) 

All dogs have to run on a leash at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS.



The 5K run/walk starts and ends at Capital Brewery, Middleton WI and uses the trails and streets around the brewery. Water will be provided to the runners and their humans at the end of the race.