2018 Coco's Heart Doggie Day 5K/10K

Lake Elmo, MN

2018 Coco's Heart Doggie Day 5K/10K

Join Us For Our 8th Annual Coco's Heart Doggie Day Run/Walk at Lake Elmo Park Reserve! This is a Family Friendly Event That Anyone Can Participate In... Even your dog!

This event is an annual fundraiser for Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, our organization spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on veterinary expenses each year and relies on adoption fees and donations to fund our rescue efforts. This successful fundraiser will allow our organization to rescue many dogs and give them the chances and care that they deserve!

Race Day Schedule

Check-In/Same Day Registration.......................  7:30 - 8:45 AM

10K Race Start...................................................  9:00 AM

Kiddie Dash........................................................  9:10 AM

5K Race Start.....................................................  9:20 AM

Awards................................................................ 10:15 AM (Approximate Time)


The Races will Start and Finish at Lake Elmo Park - South Pavilion

Course Maps Coming Soon!



Coco 10K Individual    $45.00

Coco 5K Individual      $35.00

Includes shirt, drawstring backpack, and medal!


5K Group of 4              $95.00

5K Group of 5              $115.00

5K Group of 6              $135.00

Includes shirt, drawstring backpack, and medal!

Lil' Coco 5K                  

Kids 8 and Under can be registered to participate in the 5K for Free! 

T-Shirt Not Included. Youth Shirts can be added to the free registration for $15 (processing fees included).

Spectator Support (T-Shirt Only)   $25.00 

Show your support from the sidelines and receive an official race day shirt!

*Pickup only  *Only available through August 31st, 11:59PM

Online Registration is available thru September 13th, 11:59AM

New This Year!

Team Participation

5K registrants will have the option to "create" or "join" teams during the sign up process. This is available through both the "Individual" and "Group" registration types. Team participation is not required, but highly recommended! Team participants will receive their individual time and be eligible for all individual awards. 4 Team Finishers are required to qualify for Team Awards! There is no limit on how many people can join a team!

5K Scavenger Hunt

To keep the kids engaged on the course!

Race Shirts

Shirts are guaranteed to online registrants thru August 31st, 11:59 PM. Sizes will not be collected for the late registration period (September 1st - September 13th, 11:59 AM). There will be a limited selection of shirts available to Late and Same Day Registrants (first come - first serve) available at check-in.

Sizes Available:

Ladies XS - 2XL

Men's/Adult S - 3XL

Youth S - XL


  • Ladies Sizes Run At Least 1 Size Smaller Than Men's/Adult, Are Narrower At The Waist and Slightly Shorter in Length.
  • Sizes 2XL and 3XL are an additional $2.00
  • There is an option in the shirt size choices to donate the cost of a shirt instead of receiving.

Packet Pickup

Race Packets can be picked up:

Thursday, September 13th, 4:00PM - 7:00PM @ Angel's Pet World

Friday, September 14th, 11:00AM - 7:00PM @ Angel's Pet World

Angel's Pet World Address: 105 2nd St, Hudson, WI 54016

On site registration will be available Thursday and Friday (Online registration will be closed).

Packets may also be picked up before the race from 7:30am - 8:45am @ Lake Elmo Park.

Kiddie Dash

Between the starts of the 5K and 10K, we will be having a quick race for the kids. This will take place at the Start/Finish line! For kids aged 10 years and under. All participants will receive a medal!

No registration is required.


All finishers will receive finisher medals!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place trophies will be presented to the top 3 overall 5K and 10K Finishers

Pledge Incentive Information Coming Soon!


The Doggie Day 5K/10K will be Chip Timed by Race Place Chip Timing. Results will be updated throughout the race and can be viewed immediately after crossing the finish line on tablet kiosks and a scrolling results screen.

Results will also be available on the Free "Its Your Race" App:

Search "Cocos Heart" to find our event!


A parking permit is required by the park for each vehicle. You will be responsible for using your own passes, or purchasing yours day-of at the entrance ($7 cash or check). Carpooling is encouraged! 

Refund Policy

The Race Organizers reserve the right to cancel this event at any time due to inclement weather and/or safety concerns. In any instance, the event WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED.

No Refunds. Substitutions may be considered upon request


All event proceeds and donations go to the benefit of Coco's Heart

Not ready to register, but would like to donate? Click Here

Fundraising and Donations

We ask that any fundraising or donations related to the Coco Heart 5K/10K be done through the Its Your Race event platform. Click Here to Donate or Become a Fundraiser!




Thank You To All The Participants & Supporters of the 2017 Coco's Heart Doggie Day 5K/10K!

When & Where

Sep 15, 2018


9:00 AM

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