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Dirty Dog Tail Run: Grape Tails
Sat. 29 April 2017, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm AEST
Welcome to Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails for hounds and their humans.
Grab the mutts and join us for a super-duper barking mad fun day amongst the vines!
Run, walk, sniff and bark your way around the picturesque Great Lakes Paddocks with your best friend and support animal advocacy and welfare organisations at the same time! After a great time tackling the course, enjoy wine, local produce and some chill vibes! While your pooch enjoys the dog playground including an obstacle course, treats, pooch smooth booth and lots more.
The Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails will take place at Great Lakes Paddocks. The 5km course gives hounds and their humans of all shapes, sizes and abilities the opportunity to join the fun.
Can I enter by fax or mail?
Sorry we only accept online entries through Eventbrite.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Anyone can enter the Dirty Dog Tail Run. Children aged 5 years and under run free, however parents must accompany children aged 12 years and under at all time on the course. Participants aged 17 years and under must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver on their behalf.
What's included in my entry?
Not only do you and your pooch get a fun night out together, you'll both get a super cool bag of goodies including a glow dog tag, Bark Buff, dog tag race bib, finishers medal for your pooch, doggy treats, refreshments on the course, plus of your entry fee will include a 10% donation to our partner animal resuce and advocacy group.
What's the refund policy?
Sorry but we do not offer refunds. However you can transfer your ticket to someone else until midnight on the 28 April 2017. Details on how to do this can be found by clicking here.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes you can update your registration information including changing your wave time up until midnight on the 28 April 2017. Details on how to do this can be found by clicking here.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes please keep your tickets handy either in the Eventbrite app or print your tickets and bring with you to check-in.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Great Lakes Paddocks is located a couple of km's off the Pacific Highway between Coolongolook & Bulahdelah - turn into Wootton Way (northern end) from the Pacific Highway and follow the signs to Great Lakes Paddocks. If you are coming from the Pacific Palms/Seal Rocks area come to Wootton via the scenic Wattley Hill Road which is south of Bungwahl off the Lakes Way. Convenient free parking is available on-site.
Does my dog need to be vaccinated to take part in the event?
Yes, your dog/s must be fully vaccinated to take part in the Dirty Dog Tail Run GrapeTails. If you are unsure whether your dog will be able to complete the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails, please seek veterinary advice prior to registering for the event. If your dog has recently had an operation, you should also seek advice from a veterinarian.
What safety information do I need to be aware of to take part in the Dirty Dog Tail Run?
It's vital that all participants, both two and four legged have a safe and enjoyable experience at the event. To take part in the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails, all dogs must
* be fully vaccinated and registered
* have had a flea, worming and tick treatment based on the recommendations of the product used
* be on a leash at all times
* be reasonably fit and exercised regularly in the lead up to the event
* be socialised and non-aggressive to people and other dogs
* be wearing a collar with an identification tag
* Not be in season
* Must not be declared dangerous or menacing
Can I bring other animals, other than my dog?
The Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails is a human and dog only event. Please do not bring any other type of animal to the event.
What can I bring into the event?
* Bottles of water for humans and hounds, including portable bowls for your pooch
* Sunscreen, and some for your pooch too - don't forget the nose!
* Sunglasses and a hat
* Comfortable walking/running shoes
* A raincoat if necessary
* Money to buy food and to purchase merchandise and other cool dog gear on sale at the event
* Poop bags to pick up after them
I've entered - so what happens next?
Great stuff! You would have been sent your ticket by email, which you'll need to bring along with you either using the Eventbrite app or as a print out along with your photo I.D to check-in at the event.
To stay up-to-date with all that's happening at the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails register for our Tail Mail eNewsletter.
When will my pooch receive their doggy bag?
When you arrive to the registration desk at the event you will be given your doggy bag which will include your race number (to be worn by you at all times during your run) and a Bark Buff. If you’ve ordered merchandise this will be available for you to collect when to checking in. You hound will their finishers dog tag at the finish line! Plus there will be loads of scrumptious doggy treats out on the course too!
Am I and my pooch fit enough to take part in the Dirty Dog Tail Run?
The Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails is for all fitness levels. We strongly recommend that you and your hound are reasonably fit and exercised in the lead up to the event. You can choose to run or walk the course.
If you are unsure whether your dog will be able to complete the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails, please seek veterinary advice prior to registering for the event. If your dog has recently had an operation, you should also seek advice from a veterinarian.
Is the course safe?
Yes, the course has been designed with safety as a top priority; however please note that you are moving through a dynamic environment so please take care on the course.
When should I arrive?
Arrive at least 30 minutes before your wave start time. This will allow you and your pooch to check in, grab your doggy bag and gear up for your run!
Do I have to pay for parking?
No, parking is free.
What should I wear?
Wear clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting dirty. There’ll be plenty of prizes for best dressed pooches too!
What happens if I or my pooch get injured during the event?
There will onsite first aid teams and a veterinarian and vet nurse onsite during the event should injury occur.
Can I wear a hydration pack or take a drink bottle with me on the course?
Yes you can. There will be Bark Bars (refreshment stations out on the course).
Can I take a go-pro or camera with me on the course?
Yes you sure can wear a go-pro or bring along a camera to capture your Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails experience for personal use only, however all we ask is that you share your experience with us at #dirtydogtailrun
You must seek verbal approval from people before filming them. Fully Rad Adventures Pty Ltd takes no responsibility for items damaged, lost or stolen during the event.
What if it rains?
You will get wet! The Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails will go ahead rain, hail or winds, however we reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event on the day in the case of dangerous weather or for any other reason.
If the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails has to be cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, acts of god, terrorism, war, or any other really bad occurrence deemed by us, the event will be re-scheduled. No refunds will be issued, however the credit will be transferred to the new event date.
In the unlikely event that the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails has to be cancelled or postponed you will be contacted by email and updates will be posted on the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails website and Facebook page.
If you are in doubt as to whether the event will be proceeding as planned check the website.
Are spectators welcome?
Sure - the rego zone will be cool with all sorts of stuff happening. Spectators will get a great view from the finish line but will not be allowed on the course.
Will there be prizes?
Yes! We will be giving away some fantastic prizes for best dressed pooches, plus prizes in our fun games throughout the night.
Will there be food and beverages for sale at the event?
Yes – lots of yummy food and Great Lakes wines and beverages will be for sale at the event.
Will there be somewhere to store my gear while I am running?
Unfortunately we do not have bag storage onsite. We recommend leaving valuable items in your vehicle.
Where can I get copies of official photos taken at the event?
We will post updates on the Dirty Dog Tail Run Grape Tails website and Facebook on where you can grab photos from the event.
I would like to volunteer
There are a variety of volunteer roles available from registration crew, course marshall, water aid station crew, customer information booth and many of exciting roles. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in being part of the volunteer team.
Can I get posters and flyers so I can share with my pack?
Send an email to email@example.com and we will send you a promotional kit out.
How can I contact the organiser with any further questions?
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org