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)

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

New course layout for 2018!
Click Here for 5K Course
Click Here for 10K Course

Registration Options

Coco 10K Individual    $45.00
Coco 5K Individual      $35.00
Includes shirt, drawstring backpack, and finisher's medal!

5K Group of 4              $95.00
5K Group of 5              $115.00
5K Group of 6              $135.00
Includes shirt, drawstring backpack, and finisher medal for each member

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 September 5th, 11:59AM

Online Registration is available thru September 12th, 11:59PM

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, as well as a team "Average" time of their first 4 Finishers.

There is no limit on how many people can join a team! The "Fastest" Team will be recognized at the Event!

For fundraising together as a team, please create a fundraising team on the fundraising/donate tab above!

5K Scavenger Hunt
To keep the kids engaged on the course and have fun during the 5K!

Race Shirts
Shirts are guaranteed to online registrants thru September 5th, 11:59 AM. Sizes will not be collected for the late registration period (September 5th - September 12th, 11:59 PM). 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 an event shirt.  

Packet Pickup

Early packet pickup will be available on the following days:
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 during early packet pick-up  (Online registration will be closed).

Same day packet pick-up will be available before the race from 7:30am - 8:45am @ Lake Elmo Park, South Pavilion

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 for the Kiddie Dash.

All finishers will receive finisher medals!

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

Special treats for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place dogs too!!

Pledge Incentive Information! 
Another way to further support our cause is for participants to obtain pledges and donations from family, friends and co-workers. To recognize the efforts for pledges and fundraising, we will be offering the following incentives for each participant.  Please create your fundraising ‘team’ through the ‘Fundraising/Donation’ link on the registration website. All donations must be entered through the ‘Fundraising/Donation’ link in order to be eligible for incentive awards. Incentives will be tracked and awarded at the individual participant level.

Pledge/Fundraising incentives:

            $50 – SWAG bag with variety of items

            $100 – Large SWAG bag with variety of items

            $250 – Waist Pack with Coco’s Heart logo

            $500 – Duffle Bag with Coco’s Heart logo

            $1000 – Jacket with embroidered Coco’s Heart logo **

                     ** Will be ordered post-event with requested size

Each incentive range is cumulative starting with the $100 range.  This means if you raise $500, you will receive a Large SWAG bag, Waist Pack, and Duffle bag!!

The overall TEAM that raises the highest amount of pledges will receive a special recognition award!


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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