Strengthen you & your dog’s unique bond over our 5k obstacle course race!

September 28th – Greenville, SC


Every dog and owner deserves an active lifestyle and unbreakable bond. That’s why a portion of every registration fee and 100% of all donations raised will be gifted to a partnering animal shelter in the local community.

Our Sponsors

Every dog & owner deserves an active lifestyle.

That’s why we issue an optional challenge to each participant to raise $100 by race day! 100% of all donations raised, as well as a portion of every registration fee, will be gifted to a partnering animal shelter in the local community.


Absolutely! We understand your need to be in the company of canines.

Each participant may only run 1 dog a time. If you’d like to run the race twice with different dogs each time, you only need to purchase 1 registration and simply get back in line for a later wave. UNLESS, you’d like both races to be timed, then purchase 2 competitive wave slots. 

UltiMutt offers competitive and fun run categories to suit all fitness levels.

Only Competitive Wave runners are timed and have a chance to win UltiMutt Champion. To skip an obstacle they must perform 30 squats. Fun Run has same course/obstacles, and may skip any obstacle without a 30 squat penalty.

The Competitive Wave is chip timed from your race bib.  The time is calculated based upon when you individually cross the start line and finish line. The Fun Run is not timed…just have fun!

The coveted title of UltiMutt Champion, a trophy, and featured on our Champions page until ousted!

Each participant to complete the race will earn the right to call themselves a true UltiMutt and receive a medal, finisher’s T-shirt, dog bandana, and commemorative iron-on patch with design unique to the event…collect them all!

The safety and happiness of all dogs is of utmost importance to our organization. All obstacles have been designed and tested by dog agility professionals to ensure proper function for dog and human teams to complete. We release 5 runners every 1 minute to reduce risk of incident and crowding on the course.

All dogs must be at least 1 year old, up to date on all vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP, and Bordetella), must not have any health issues, sicknesses, limitations resulting from old age, and must not have any history/sign of aggression or nervousness. Vet records will not be required at registration table, but having a photo handy on your phone in case there arises any issues is recommended. Any sign of aggression or nervousness or any medical record revealing a lapse in vaccination will result in an automatic disqualification from current and any future UltiMutt events without refund. For the safety of other racers, if a dog is a disturbance to other racers, UltiMutt Staff reserve the right to request your immediate removal of the dog from the event premises.

If your dog has never been around unfamiliar dogs, you can’t be certain how he will react and it is best not to risk creating an uncomfortable situation for him or other racers.  For information on socializing your dog or determining whether your dog is comfortable around other dogs, please consult your veterinarian.

Step on a weight scale and record your weight. Holding your dog in your arms, step on the scale again and record the new weight. Subtract the two weights and the difference is your dog’s weight

Um…ABSOLUTELY! You can raise money individually or start a team. Just visit our fundraising page to get started.

Caring and reliable volunteers are essential to our events.  Volunteers receive special swag. Need volunteer hours for credit? We can provide documentation upon request. Learn more about volunteering or sign up to volunteer.

The Rules

  • Each participant may only run 1 dog at a time.
    • Children Age 7-11 may enter the race, but only with an adult who handles the dog. Children Age 12+ may enter the race with a dog & without an adult.


  • Dogs must be leashed at all times. Retractable leashes are not allowed. We recommend using a dog harness to protect your dog’s neck while racing/overcoming obstacles. (Tip: A hands-free leash helps you safely overcome obstacles.) 

  • Dogs must be at least 1 year old on race day and up to date on all vaccinations (Rabies, DHPP, Bordetella), veterinary check-ups, be free from any health-related issues such as: complications of old age, joint pain, injury, and must be medically cleared by a veterinarian to compete in the UltiMutt Race. *Vet records will not be required at registration table, however, we recommend having a photo of them on your phone handy in the case there arises any issue.


  • Dogs must be regularly socialized and comfortable around unfamiliar people and dogs. If you are unsure how your dog will react in a crowd, please err on the side of caution and do not bring him to the event and risk him being uncomfortable. For questions about socializing your dog, please consult your veterinarian.


  • Squat Penalty: Competitive Wave racers, if you or your dog cannot complete an obstacle you must move to the side of the course and perform 30 squats before moving forward. For Fun Runners, completing the 30 squats is optional.


  • We award a trophy and the coveted title of UltiMutt Champion to the Top Male w/ dog & Top Female w/ dog that finish with the fastest time while having completed all the obstacles/30 squat penalty.