About the event
Get ready for an exhilarating adventure at the Muddy Paws 5 & 10M and 2 Mile Dog Run, set among the trails of the picturesque Kendall Lake area of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Lace up your shoes and prepare to tackle one loop for the 5 miler, or challenge yourself with two loops for the 10 miler. Whether you walk or run, this race has an option perfectly suited to your pace. And let's not forget the four-legged participants! Join in the excitement with your furry friend on the specially designed 2 mile course where dogs are chip timed and receive their own swag.
Since its inception in 2005 by WRR partner Vince Rucci, Muddy Paws has become a beloved event. Vince's passion for running with his rescue dogs inspired this race, and it's only fitting that it supports the Humane Society of Summit County. Make sure to swing by their adoption vehicle on race day – you might just discover a new trail partner to join you on future adventures!
And just a reminder... Muddy Paws is your last chance to register for this year's Dirty Trail Series as a Dirty VIP. By becoming a Dirty VIP, you not only qualify for Dirty Series scoring but also gain access to other exclusive benefits!COURSE
The Muddy Paws course begins on a lush carpet of green grass before venturing across a wildflower meadow. The trail leads you deep into the woods, where you'll conquer challenging hills and navigate the oak, hickory, and beech woodlands that have reclaimed former farmland. Kendall Lake offers a peaceful backdrop, while the soft path beneath your feet, formed by the needles of white and red pines planted by the CCC in the 1930s, guides you along stretches of the trail.
As you make your way back to Pine Hollow approaching the finish line, you will feel the urge to let out a triumphant howl at the top of Sound of Music Hill to announce your completion of this unforgettable adventure!
Click here to view the 2023 Muddy Paws course map: 5 Mile = one loop; 10 Mile = two loops
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2 Mile Dog Run
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