Race Preview: WillaMutt Strut 2014 in Salem

willamutt-strut-logo   The WillaMutt Strut, Salem's dog-centric 5k, is back in town on Saturday, June 14. This annual fundraising walk for the WIllamette Humane Society, features a schedule of "all-things dog" - from dog games (including the sure to be awesome "my dog will eat that") to a trick contest to a new "Dogs Playing Poker tournament! The race course will feature crossing over the Union Street Pedestrian Bridge andinto Wallace Marine Park in West Salem. Expect both concrete and hard packed bark trails. Check out the schedule of events:

8:00 am

Registration begins

Vendor & Sponsor tents open

Food service available with breakfast ($)

Individual Dog Games begin

Flyball Demonstrations


Trick Contest  (Pavilion Lawn)


WillaMutt Contest (Pavilion Lawn)


5K Run starts


1.5K Run starts


5K and 1.5K Walk starts (Poker Hand included. Yep, we’re playin’ Poker)

9:45 – 10:30

Police K-9 Meet and Greet


Dog Games resume

Flyball Demonstrations resume

Door Prize Drawings begin and continue throughout the hour (Each participant gets one chance to win with registration. Additional tickets available for sale at the Strut.)

Return your Poker Hand to The Dog Bark Tent

Look for Twisty and his adorable balloon animals


Police K-9 Demonstration (Pavilion Lawn)


“My Dog Will Eat That” Game (Pavilion Lawn)

Judging of the Trash to Treasures Event  (WHS Thrift Store Tent)

Poker Hand Winner Notified

11:30   Event ends

WillaMutt Strut (Salem)
When: 930a on June 14, 2014

Where: Riverfront Park

Register: Online here;

$30/person before June 7 and includes a cotton t-shirt. You can upgrade to a Dri Fit shirt for just $15 (registration required). Dogs walk for free. After June 7 registration is $35/person. Kids 12 and under are always $15.

About Matt Rasmussen (1587 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

2 Comments on Race Preview: WillaMutt Strut 2014 in Salem

  1. Deb Rush // June 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM //

    just wondering about the date that is posted; as JUNE 7th. Is not the WILL a MUTT STRUT date I have for JUNE 14th. Is this two seperate events.? Or is the date correct?

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