The Midwest Canine Obstacle Run is a 5k run through the trails at The Woods Fitness Park in Benton Harbor, Michigan.
Participants will compete in the 5k with their canine partners on leash as they tackle wooded trails, creek beds, dirt and water, along with over 40 obstacles to test teams of all abilities. Run with the best to see how you stack up, or simply enjoy the day with your best friend trying new things and bonding in a beautiful outdoor fitness park. All ages and abilities are encouraged, as this is more about your pups than anything else. There will be shirts and finisher medals, award medals, food and beer tent, music, vendors, overnight camping and much more as you make lifetime memories with your furry friends.
So sign up today as we bring a whole new kind of fun to the Midwest!
We will kickoff with an early packet pickup from 5pm until 9pm. Camping will be allowed onsite, and the grounds will open up at 2pm.
Join us for live music at 6pm.
Packet pickup will begin at 6:30am.
Elite at 8:00am, Age Groups from 9:00 to 12:00pm
and Open from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Dog Friendly 5k at 9am
Kids (5-15) 1 Mile Obstacle Run at 10am
Open Course 11am to 1pm
Age Groups at 9am, 10am and 11am
Under 21, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50 and Over 50
Open at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Overall winners must sign up to run the elite race
and complete all obstacles
Overall Male - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals
Overall Female - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals
All participants will receive a Midwest Canine Obstacle Run
shirt and a finisher's medal.
Everyone knows I call my dog "The Beast".
There will also be a special medal to anyone finishing
3 or more laps throughout the day, called The Beast Medal.
This can be done with the same dog or multiple dogs.
Please sign up for the unlimited laps and go Beast Mode!
1st Place - Jason Fitzpatrick
2nd Place - Scott Smith
3rd Place - Paul Pregont
1st Place - Katie Levan
2nd Place - Kristi Lee
3rd Place - Jenny Goudreau
We will have a rinsing station, polebarn for shelter, and also an agility area if you find you need some "work" with your race partner lol.
Food trucks will be onsite all day, along with vendor tents, and the beer tent will be open as soon as the first team crosses the finish line.
Camping will be dry camping, with no electric or water hookup. Fire pits will be available for campfires, please act responsibly. Firewood will be available to buy on property as well.
There will be DJ music all day Saturday and live music Friday night at 6pm.
We have pet friendly hotels in the area.
Do you have questions or comments about the event?
Do you need special accommodations?
Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
2400 Dewey Avenue - Benton Harbor, MI 49022