Hopeful Hounds, Inc.

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Hopeful Hounds. Inc. is a non-profit organization registered with the state of Georgia and is also a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

5th Annual DGC 5k


Join Hopeful Hounds, Inc. for the the 5th Annual Dog Gone Cold 5k run/walk on January 31, 2015 at the Julian Smith BBQ Pit (3 Milledge Road) in Augusta, GA. The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:30a.m. and the 5k will begin at 10:00a.m. All runners and walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5k and bring their canine companions! THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

The Dog Gone Cold 5K Course is USATF CERTIFIED!!! It is USATF Course Certification #GA12083WC.  Take a look at the official USATF map of the course.

Registration for the Dog Gone Cold 5k or 1-Mile Fun Run: To register for either the Dog Gone Cold 5K or 1-Mile Fun Fun, please do one of the following:
  • Register online at Hopeful Hounds.
  • Download, fill out and return the registration form with payment to Hopeful Hounds, Inc., P.O. Box 285; Grovetown, GA 30813.
  • Register online at Strictly Running.
  • Register from 4:00pm - 7:00pm on Friday, January 31, at Fleet Feet in Augusta, GA (229 Furys Ferry Road)
  • Register the morning of the event from 8:00am - 9:45am at the Julian Smith BBQ Pit.

Event T-shirts: Event t-shirts will be available to participants who register by January 17, 2015. T-Shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register after 1/17/2015. Extras will be ordered but they will be given out on a first come, first serve basis. Adult sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL ($5 extra) and youth sizes (S, M, L, XL) will be available. There is an option to register without a t-shirt at a lower cost. The entry fee for the 1-Mile Fun Run is $15 with a t-shirt and $10 without a t-shirt. The Dog Gone Cold 5K is $25 with a t-shirt and $20 without a t-shirt through January 24, 2015 and $30 with a t-shirt and $25 without a t-shirt after January 24, 2015.

Packet Pick-up: Registration packet pick-up will occur at the following dates, times and locations:

  • 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Fleet Feet in Augusta, GA (229 Furys Ferry Road) on Friday, January 30
  • 8:00am - 9:45am at the Julian Smith BBQ Pit prior to the Dog Gone Cold 5k
  • 8:00am - 9:15am at the Julian Smith BBQ prior to the 1-Mile Fun Run

Dogs: Dogs are welcome in the Dog Gone Cold 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run but please be courteous of fellow runners without dogs! All dogs MUST be leashed, well socialized and up to date on all vaccinations.

Walkers: Walkers are encouraged to participate on the Dog Gone Cold 5k!

Date and Time: The Dog Gone Cold 5K Run/Walk will begin at 10:00a.m. on January 31, 2015. The start line will be in front of the GreenJackets stadium on Milledge Road in Augusta, GA.

Awards and Race Divisions for the 5K: Awards will be given to the overall top two male and female finishers as well as to the top two male and female finishers in each age division. An award will also be given to the top two male and female dog finishers. Age divisions are: 14 & Under; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65 and up.

5K Timing: Electronic Timing for the 5K will be provided by Strictly Running of Columbia, SC.

5K Course: The 5K will start in front of the GreenJackets stadium and will continue down in front of the CSRA Humane Society onto the Augusta Canal, loop back at the Augusta Waterworks and finish behind the Julian Smith BBQ Pit on Lake Olmstead. See a map of the 5K course and see the USATF certified course map.

5K Entry Fee: The Dog Gone Cold 5K non-refundable entry fee is $25 with a t-shirt and $20 without a t-shirt through January 24, 2015 and $30 with a t-shirt and $25 without a t-shirt after January 24, 2015.

Dog Gone Cold 1-Mile Fun Run: The Dog Gone Cold 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:30am on January 31, 2015 and is open to all ages. The non-refundable entry fee for the 1-Mile Fun Run is $15 with a t-shirt and $10 without a t-shirt. The 1-Mile Fun Run starts in front of the Julian Smith BBQ Pit and follows Milledge Road and turns left onto the path to follow Lake Olmstead to come up behind the Julian Smith BBQ Pit.

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