Dirty Dog 15k

Unfortunately, this event is no longer offered. Please visit our race page for a list of currently available races.

Kanawha State Forest
Charleston, WV
May 16th, 2020
Start: 9:00 am

COVID-19 Response

“We are sorry to share with you the disappointing news that this year’s event has been cancelled.
We will be offering full refunds to those who’ve registered. Please be patient as refunds will take 10-14 days to process once Run Sign Up receives the refund notifications from us.
This breaks our hearts. We are going to go snuggle the dirty dog that lives with us. We suggest you do the same, and please stay well out there.
–Daniel and Tracey Todd”


Registration opens January 16th, 2020. Online registration only. There is no race day registration. The race is limited to 400 participants. A refund for the registration price of $35 or $40 minus $5 is available until May 1st, 2020. You may transfer your bib to another runner without a charge to you or the recipient. You may also transfer your bib and receive a refund minus $5. The recipient pays the standard registration price. Registration closes on May 10th, 2020.

Price Registration Dates
15k From Until
$30 Open: January 16th, 2020 January 24th, 2020
$35 January 25th, 2020 April 18th, 2020
$40 April 19st, 2019 Close: May 12th, 2019
Special Pricing
WVMTR members in good standing receive a $2.50 discount.

Packet Pick Up

Receive your bib number and t-shirt at the following locations and times. Visit Robert’s Running store on Friday to beat the lines on race day Saturday. Dogs receive a special apparel item too! Directions to Robert’s Running and Walking Shop may be found on the Directions page.

Location Date / Time
Robert’s Running and Walking Shop, Charleston, WV Friday before race   4:30pm–6:30pm
Shelter # 6, Johnson Hollow, Kanawha State Forest Saturday of race   7:30am – 8:30am

Runners with Dogs

Registered runners may run with their dogs during the race. Dogs and their runners must start in the back. Dogs must be on a leash for the first mile and stay within eyesight of the runner for the WHOLE race. Special Award to the Top Dog! One dog per runner is recommended, but a maximum of two dogs is allowed.


Male and Female
Category Number of Places
Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd
19 and younger 1st, 2nd, 3rd
20-29 1st, 2nd, 3rd
30-39 1st, 2nd, 3rd
40-49 1st, 2nd, 3rd
50-59 1st, 2nd, 3rd
60+ 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Special Awards
Top Dog 1st


Name Distance From Race Information
Kanawha State Forest Race and Camping are both located in the park 46 camp sites

Additional Information

There will be volunteers guiding you in the parking areas. Please park in the spot that they assign you. We will fill the parting lot closest to the the starting line first, then we will fill the campground overflow lot, and finally we will park on the road side. The forest road is well traveled so if you park on the shoulder you will need to be completely off the road.

There are flush toilets and additional porta-johns near the registration shelter.


We are always looking for volunteers to assist at our races. If you are interested, please read the list of volunteer role descriptions on the Volunteer Page and click below to volunteer at the Dirty Dog 15k!

Charity Organization

A portion of the proceeds from this race go to support the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association.


We would like to thank the following sponsors for assistance in producing this amazing race!