Help America’s VetDogs® make a difference in the lives of veterans by registering for the 7th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk to be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017.  This event leaves from Kent Island High School and tours the beautiful Cross Island Trail. Participants can choose to run in a 10K or 5K timed race, run in the NEWLY added 1-mile fun run, or take a 2-mile family-friendly walk with or without their pup.  All proceeds will assist America’s VetDogs mission to help veterans with disabilities live a life without boundaries.

Held at Kent Island High School, the race will journey through the beautiful Cross Island Trail. Participate in a timed 10K or 5K race, a NEW 1-mile fun run, or a leisurely 2-mile family-friendly dog walk with or without your pup. 

CLICK HERE for the 5K USA Triathlon route
CLICK HERE for the 10K USA Triathlon route
CLICK HERE for the 2 mile walk

Rates are as follows: (before April 19, 2017 at noon) All registrants will receive an event t-shirt.
$20 KIHS/faculty/midshipmen
$30 Veteran registration 
$35 Civilian
$15 for 1-mile fun run

Walk-up Rate:
$40 for all those who register onsite for 10K, 5K or 2-mile dog walk
$20 for all those who register onsite for 1-mile fun run

Virtual Participation Registration:
$25 walk or ride in your own community

• Registration is now open. Walk-up registration is also available on the day of the event.


We encourage all participants to ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor your efforts. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. A fundraising page is automatically created for you once you register.  We offer incentives to all those who fundraise for America’s VetDogs.  Raise $75 and take home a red bandana for your dog. Participants can receive a long-sleeved t-shirt for raising $300 – this is in addition to the event t-shirt. Want a limited edition America’s VetDogs cap? All those who raise funds of $500 or more can take the cap home too! For any questions regarding fundraising, please contact Jaime McGrade at Jaime@VetDogs.org or at 631-930-9054.  Download a "Pledge Sheet" HERE.


Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed over 450 guide and service dogs, FREE of charge, with our nation’s wounded veterans.  These special assistance dogs are custom trained to help mitigate disabilities for veterans with blindness, spinal cord injuries, hearing impairments, peripheral and central balance disorders, limb loss, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). 


7:30 a.m.
Registration Desk Opens
Pre-Race Breakfast Available
VetDogs Merchandise Available for Sale
Informational Table

8:30 a.m.
Welcome Program
- United States Naval Academy Color Guard
- National Anthem
- Graduate Speaker

8:45 a.m.
10K Timed Race Begins

9:00 a.m.
5K Timed Race Begins

9:05 a.m.
Timed Dog Race Begins
1-mile Fun Run Begins
Dog Walk Begins

10:30 a.m.
Post-Race Awards Ceremony
- Awards
- Closing Remarks 


Meet Charlie, TODAY's 'puppy with a purpose' and his puppy raiser Olivia.



Please consider one of our sponsorship packages for the 6th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk. Last year’s event attracted over 500 attendees including participants, volunteers and spectators, and raised more than $57,000, placing assistance dogs with veterans who have disabilities. In addition, the event was featured by many local media outlets. Help change a veteran's life today! 

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities HERE

Freedom Sponsors
Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
Liberty Sponsors
Cost of Freedom
Howard and Thea Pinskey
A&E Television Networks
Cary & Barbara Schiff 
Justice Sponsors
Kent Island American Legion Post 278
The Sheldon Family
J. Melvin Premier Properties
Dogwood Acres
Tom & Janet Sontag



From the Annapolis Side:  Once over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge take your first exit.  Turn left off of that exit and proceed north on Route 8.  Less than 1 mile after making the left hand turn you turn right into the Kent Island High School Campus.

From Eastern Shore Side:  Travel west on Route 50/301 towards the Bay Bridge.  Take the last exit before the bay Bridge (Romancoke/Route 8)  bear right off that exit onto Route 8.  Less than 1 mile after bearing onto Route 8 turn right into the Kent Island High School Campus.

School Address:  900 Love Point Road, Stevensville MD 21666