faqimages.pngHave questions about Doggie Dash & Dawdle? We’re happy to help! Please look through our most frequently asked questions.

  • Where do I pick up my packet? 
    Pre-event packet pickup will take place on Saturday, November 4 at Sport Systems, located at 6915 Montgomery Blvd NE! You can also pick up your packet at Balloon Fiesta Park the morning of the event beginning at 8 am.
  • What is the cost to park?
    Parking is free.
  • Do I have to pay if I am not participating in the run or walk?
    There is a $10 general admission fee per person to attend and enjoy our fundraising event. Family & group rates will be available at the Spectator Ticket Booth on November 5. Kids 10 and younger are free. Your entry fee benefits Animal Humane and the homeless pets in our care. 
  • Are the participant T-Shirts long-sleeved? 
    No, participant T-Shirts have short sleeves. 
  • Can I pick up a packet for my friend or family member?
    Yes, you may pick up a packet for a friend or family member.
  • May I pick up my T-Shirt early? 
    T-Shirts will be available at the pre-event packet pick-up times or at the event.  
  • If I run in the 5K Dash, do I have to pay again to walk in the Mile Dawdle?
    No, you only need to register once and can participate in both events. Please make sure that if you are running the 5K Dash, to register for the Dash as it is a timed race. You are then invited to stay for the Dawdle.
  • Can I take a stroller on the course?
    Yes, the courses for both the Dash and Dawdle are paved.
  • Will there be an ATM on-site?
    Yes, an ATM will be onsite. Some vendors accept credit cards. Animal Humane accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • Do I need to register my dog?
    No, canines are free and unlimited! Only humans need to register.
  • How do I sign up to become a volunteer?
  • You can click here for our volunteer opportunities or contact our Volunteer Manager at [email protected]
  • Will there be doggie first aid at the event?
    Yes, there will be a first aid tent for both dog & human participants.


Fundraising FAQ's

  • Do matching company gifts count toward fundraising prizes?
    Yes, matching company gifts count toward fundraising prizes. We encourage you to ask your company if they have a matching gift program.
  • Do team fundraising totals count toward individual fundraising goals?
    No, if someone donates directly to your team, even if you are team captain, that total will go toward the team total, but not your individual total. Encourage supporters to donate through your personal page so you and your team receive credit. 
  • Are fundraising prizes awarded to teams?
    No, fundraising prizes are awarded only to individuals; however, there are special perks for teams on our team info page. Encourage supporters to donate through your personal page so you and your team receive credit. 
  • When are fundraising prizes distributed?
    Fundraising prizes are distributed about one month after the event and fundraising for the event closes 2 weeks after the event on Sunday, November 19th. 
  • What are this year’s fundraising prizes?
    Visit our fundraising prize page for more info.
  • I’m collecting cash donations before the event, what should I do with them?
    If you collect donations in the form of cash or checks, please download and print the Dash donation form and drop it off with any check or cash donations in person at our Main Campus, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. You may also turn in cash or check donations the day of the event at the registration table, but please remember to also turn in the Dash donation form with your contributions.

If you cannot find the answers to your Doggie Dash & Dawdle 
questions under the FAQ's, we’re here for you!
Please email [email protected] or call 505.255.5523 ext. 129.