Register for Canine on the Creek 5K Run/Walk


May 13, 2017

Grab Fido and your running (or walking) shoes and head to Dumont, Colorado to raise funds and awareness for Charlie's Place - the Clear Creek and Gilpin County Animal Shelter. This fun, fast and scenic course travels along Clear Creek. Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, non-aggressive and leashed at all times.
Fee: $30   Adults
        $22   Youth (18 and under)
        $5 additional fee to register on race day.
Registration includes goodies for humans and pups.
Register by 4/15 to guarantee a shirt.

Pre-registration closes at noon on 5/12.

Directions / Parking
Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter
500 W. Dumont Rd
Dumont, CO 80436

From the East: I-70 west to exit 235 At the stop sign, turn left onto County Rd 312. Take a right on County Rd 310/W. Dumont Road. The overflow parking area is right there at the intersection of County Rd 312 and W. Dumont Rd. The LDS church parking lot is a couple of blocks to the west.

From the West: I-70 east to exit 233, towards Lawson Merge onto County Rd 308 Turn right onto County Rd 312 Turn right onto County Rd 310/W. Dumont Rd The overflow parking area is right there at the intersection of County Rd 312 and W. Dumont Rd. The LDS church parking lot is a couple of blocks to the west. There are two parking areas. Parking will be at the LDS church on Dumont Road (about a block before the road dead ends into Charlie’s Place). Once this lot is full, cars will be parked 1/3 mile from Charlie’s Place east on W. Dumont Road, near the I-70 ramp on County property. There will be parking attendants to help with parking. There is no parking at Charlie’s Place. It is illegal to park along the road.

Check-In and Day-Of Registration beginning at 9:30am in the lot at Charlie's Place


This 5K is an out and back. The race starts at Charlie’s Place Animal Shelter and utilizes the path through Clear Creek County Open Space right along Clear Creek, continuing on Silver Lakes Dr and out to County Road 308 for a short distance. Racers will then turn left on to Alvarado Road and continue to the Lawson Whitewater Park, where there is a water station (for humans and dogs) and restrooms. Runners will follow the same course back, finishing at Charlie’s Place.
The roads listed above will not be closed and you will encounter some traffic. Runners and dogs must run on the shoulder of the road. Vehicles have the right of way. There will be course marshals at all critical intersections, but they will not be stopping traffic. You must stop for traffic and obey all traffic laws.
If you run with music, please consider not doing it for this event. If you must, leave one ear bud out.

Running/Walking with your dog:

Participants are allowed and encouraged to run/walk with one pup.  Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations, non-aggressive and leashed at all times. By bringing your dog to this event you are acknowledging the above statement. You are responsible for your dog and its actions.
YOU MUST PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG. There will be plenty of trash bags and trash cans at the start/finish and turn around.

There will be a doggie pool (for drinking or wading) at the start/finish and at the turn-around.  Running with a dog is not necessary, but if you do not have one and wish to take out a shelter dog, contact us and we will get you in touch with Charlie’s Place.

Post Race / Prizes:
Please stick around after the race for a beer (or two), the awards ceremony, BBQ and most importantly come into Charlie’s Place, take a look, and maybe pick up a new family member.  If you adopt a pet, your race fee will be refunded!

Race will be timed and results posted following the race.  Overall top male and female in the following age groups will be recognized and rewarded with the knowledge that they were faster than everyone else in their age group, they are raising money for Charlie’s Place AND receiving a rad mug.

9 and Under

There will be a prize give-away following the race for participants and volunteers with some goodies from local businesses.

Friends of Charlie’s Place will be having a BBQ to raise additional funds and will be cooking up and serving food for a donation.

Friends of Charlie's Place Animal Shelter

"Friends of Charlie's Place" (FOCP) is a 501 (3) (c) designed to support Charlie’s Place, the Clear Creek and Gilpin County Animal Shelter and the community at large.  FOCP is a staff of dedicated volunteers who strive to do all that we can to help with the needs of the animals at Charlie’s Place, and to offer assistance, when we can, to the companion animals and their owners within our community. Join us today in our mission by volunteering, donating, fostering or visiting with the many wonderful animals waiting for their forever homes!”


We need all sorts of help with this race, including registration, timing, and course marshals.  Please contact Stacey at or 303-567-4822 if you are able to help.  Volunteer receive a race shirt, entry into the post-race prize drawing, and a comp entry (good for a family/friend for this year or yourself for next year!)

For more information contact Stacey Todd at: