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Furry 5K: Seattle, WA

If your pet likes to party (and you like race expos), you guys will love the Pet-A-Palooza that follows this traditional 3.1-mile course. Vendor booths, entertainment from dogs showing off their agility skills, and even a cover model search for CityDog Magazine (bring your dry shampoodle). Proceeds go to the Seattle Animal Shelter.

Photo: Hawthorne Hills Veterinary Hospital

Columbia Gorge Half Marathon Dog Leg: Portland, OR

For seasoned runners (humans and dogs alike), this race begins as the last wave in the Columbia Gorge Half Marathon. The miles will fly by in what is considered "the most scenic marathon in the country." There's also an option to walk the race or participate in a team relay. Random prizes are awarded as teams cross the finish line, but this race is all about enjoying the ride.

Photo: Scott McMullen

IAMS Flying Fur Run: Cincinnati, OH

This laid-back 2-mile event is part of the Flying Pig Marathon, which pays homage to the city's history of pork production. Human participants receive a T-shirt, while dogs take home a collapsible water bowl (#swag).

Photo: IAMS Flying Fur Run

World Championship Dog Mile: Santa Barbara, CA

If you and your dog don't mess around with sprints, join this fierce fight to the finish line, considered the World Championship of dog mile races. The course is a fast gradual downhill through the scenic downtown area. At the 2016 event, winners Brian Duff & Kaydom (a Weimaraner) took the title with a time of 4:13, the fastest known human-dog mile performance.

Photo: Justine Diaz / EventPRO

Watering Bowl Dog Mile: St. Louis, MO

Dogs have been welcome at the recreational wave of the Macklind Mile for years, but now they're leading the pack with their very own race within the event, the Watering Bowl Dog Mile. Both you and your dog get a bib and chip, though they'll need to stay leashed throughout the race. You'll get 20 minutes to complete the 1-mile course with the overall top dog taking home a prize. Last year's winners, Brandon Janosky and Dash (pictured here) finished in 4:35!

Photo: Big River Running