A Dog-gone Good Time with Dog Walks/Runs this Fall

Looking for fun and active ways to spend time with your dog this fall? What better way than to participate in a dog walk? It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful autumn weather while supporting a canine cause! We’ve put together a list of upcoming local dog walks.


Mutts Marathon – September 16, 2012 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM
400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ
The Mutts Marathon benefits the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc.
Activities include a Dog Walk, Dog Costume Contest, parade, vendors, a BBQ and more!

19th Annual “Grateful” Dog Walk & Pet Fair – October 6, 2012 from 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Brookdale Community College, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ
The entrant with the most pledges for the “Grateful” Dog Walk will be featured as the 2013 Honorary Chairdog in next year’s logo, on t-shirts, bandanas, promos and billboards throughout Monmouth County!
16th Annual Hounds and Harriers Run – October 7, 2012 at 9:30AM
South Mountain Reservation, Crest Drive, South Orange/Millburn, NJ
This 3 mile run takes place on shaded park roads. Many prizes will be awarded by size of dog, veteran dog and more! A Paws from the Past run will also take place for those older dogs who can no longer run 3 miles due to age or disability.
St. Hubert’s 5K-9 Run & Walk – October 13, 2012 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM
434 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Benefitting the St. Huberts Animal Welfare Center, the 5K-9 run and walk is 3.1 miles long and takes place on the trails of Loantaka Park in Morris Township. Entrants receive a T-shirt, dog bandana, and goody bag while supplies last.
FOSRAS Heart & Sole Shelter Walk – October 14, 2012 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Duke Island Park, Bridgewater, NJ
This 3 mile will take place in the Apple Grove Section of Duke Island Park. Top fundraiser will receive a $250.00 gift card and second pace will receive a $100.00 gift card!
9th Annual Dog Walk – October 14, 2012 from 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Community Park North Brunswick, Route 130 South, North Brunswick, NJ
This event is rain or shine and activities include a Dog Walk, games and a costume contest!
2012 Howl and Hike Dog Walk and Family Fun Day – October 14, 2012 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna, NJ
Along with the scenic trip around the lake, this entertaining day includes crafts and games for all, the Bow Wow Bazaar with vendor shopping, the Pet-I-Cure Boutique for the Pooch Spa, the Smooch A Pooch Booth for some doggie kisses and Adoption Alley to meet pets for adoption.
Bark for Life of Morristown – October 27, 2012 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM
Sunrise Lake, Lewis Morris Park, 270 Mendham Road, Morristown, NJ
This non-competitive dog walk and event is in an effort to raise funds & awareness in the fight against cancer.