The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. Plus what’s more, when you cross the finish line you’ll receive a fantastic Doggy Bag jam-packed with goodies for both you and your dog, as well as Dog Jog Collar Keyring medal! Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!
It is advised that you arrive 15 minutes before the start to take part in the Dog Jog Warm up. The event is not timed so don’t worry about rushing round. There will be signage and marshals along the route to cheer you on and make sure no-one goes the wrong way. Once you come through the finish line you will be greeted by our friendly MC and finish team who will give you a bottle of water, an event goody bag and your well deserved medal.
Remember your camera or phone and why not make your way to the Dog Jog podium where you can take your picture along with anyone you’ve come with.
The majority of the course is on tar, although some sections of the course do accumulate mud in wet conditions. The route includes two anti-clockwise loops around the park with the lake on your left. It passes by the toy train shelter called “Cannon Hill Station” and the tennis courts and bowling green.
There are three main entrances to the park (Russell Road, Edgbaston Road,Pershore Road). There is no vehicle access within Cannon Hill Park. Parking with charge is available at different car parks. There’s a large car park off Edgbaston Road, opposite the Warwickshire Cricket Ground and near the mac entrance. There is also a small car park off the Russell Road entrance. However, runners are encouraged to consider public transport or car sharing, as buses serve Edgbaston Road and Pershore Road. For further information and travel/parking details at Cannon Hill Park please click here.
Apart from approximately 50m of grass at the start / finish, the Dog Jog Birmingham route is suitable for wheelchair users. The 50m grass is on a slight slope and assistance may be required to get up / down this part of the course.