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Whisker Dash 5K & 1 Mile Pooch Parade

Sat September 26, 2020 Conover, NC 28613 US Directions


Whisker Dash 5K

8:30AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT

1 Mile Pooch Parade

8:00AM EDT - 8:30AM EDT

Phantom Runner

7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


7:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT

COVID-19 - Event Cancellation

Dear RunTimeRaces Community,

After much consideration and consultation with multiple disciplines within our community, our team has made the decision to cancel all 2020 RunTimeRaces events. We have concluded that hosting these events poses an undeniable risk to the public and we’re not willing to take that risk.​ We also took into consideration the associated liability, economic impact, and our civic responsibility to do our part to help slow the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic. We will be communicating with our affiliates during the following weeks regarding this difficult decision.​

The RunTimeRaces Team

Here Are Your Options:

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


361 5th AVE. SE
Conover, NC US 28613


RunTimeRaces is hosting the 2nd Annual Humane Society Whisker Dash 5K & 1 Mile Pooch Parade (Walk or Run) to raise funds and awareness for Humane Society of Catawba County. This course starts and finishes at Conover City Park. Please make plans to join us on Saturday, September 26th. As a RunTimeRaces produced event, be assured this event will be well organized and leave you with an Awesome Race Experience. ***Running or Walking with a four-legged friend is optional, NOT required***

Phantom Runner

Can't participate and would still like to support our event and get a cool race shirt? Consider being a PHANTOM RUNNER (No participation required, shirts may be picked up at Packet Pick up or on-site Race Day.

Early Registration through 11:59 pm on Tuesday, September 15th includes a custom race tee. Late Registration - through 11:59 pm Tuesday, September 22nd. Race Day Registration opens from 7:15 am - 8:15 am. (NO Race Tee with Late OR Race Day Registration). 

Given to the top 3 male & female finishers, and top Overall Masters male and female. Awards will go to the top 3 male and female 5K finishers in the following age groups:

Age Divisions (Male & Female)
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 PLUS

Packet Pick Up for Friday, September 27th from 10am-7pm @ Fleet Feet Sports Hickory.Location:
Fleet Feet Sports of Hickory 
Belle Hollow Shopping Center
3022 B North Center St., Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 304- 4786

Race Day Packet Pick Up at race venue between 7:15 am - 8:15 am.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Event Produced By

Humane Society of Catawba County

Humane Society of Catawba County is a 501c3 nonprofit animal shelter. Our mission is to make our community a better place by serving as an advocate for companion animals. At any given time we can have up to 800+ homeless animals from Catawba County in our care. With two beautiful locations in Hickory and Newton, NC we are sure to have the perfect pet for your family.

Not only do we care for the homeless animals in our community, we strive to make the lives of public pets better as well. HSCC offers low-cost spay/neuter services at our state-of-the-art Foothill’s Spay/Neuter Clinic. We also offer low-cost vaccines, testing and microchips to public at our onsite Vaccine Clinics. For more information on our services and pricing visit

Stay up-to-date on our shelter residents, events, news, and community opportunities by following us on facebook ( or Instagram ( Visit our website ( to learn more about the exciting work happening at HSCC, ways to get involved, and a full listing of our current residents.

HSCC relies on the support of animal loving friends and does not receive portions of donations made to any national humane organizations. All gifts to HSCC are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Leash Regulations for this Event

All dogs must be on a leash and under control of owner at all times.

Course Map & Turn-by-Turn Directions

Turn-By-Turn Directions:
Start from Conover City Park on 5th Ave SE towards Concordia Lutheran Church
Left onto 2nd St SE
Left onto 3rd Ave SE
Right onto 3rd St SE
Left onto NC 16 (1st AVE S)
Left onto 11th St. SE
Right onto North College AVE.
Right onto East 25th St. (by Burke Mortuary)
Right onto NC 16 (North Main AVE., turns into 1st AVE.)
Right onto 3rd St. SE
Right onto 5th AVE SE
Finish in Conover City Park

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Refund Policy

No refunds for this event due to all net proceeds go to charity. RunTimeRaces reserves the right to modify, change, reschedule, or cancel this event for any reason, to include, but not limited to COVID-19 community gathering restrictions.



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