A few things you need to know to help the day go smoothly:

The event is being held at the MetroWest YMCA Family Outdoor Center, 45 East Street, Hopktinon MA 01748 (508) 435-9345.  

Be sure to tag your tweets, posts and photos with @metrowestK95K and #metrowestK95K to share your experience, too!


  • Competitive runners will line up in the front and will take off very fast. If you are new to this type of event, please line up back in the middle to back of the pack.

  • If your dog is new to this type of event, please give them plenty of room (near the back or to the sides of the pack) to ease into the race start.

  • All dogs registered for the event will receive a "poop bag". Please carry it with you during the event. If or when your dog needs a nature break, please pull off to the side, as to not obstruct the race course, and use your bag. You can leave the "used" bag off to the side, our course volunteers will pick them up after the event.

  • Please use a standard 4-foot leash.  No retractable leashes.

  • All dogs should be licensed, and vaccinated for rabies.  

  • Dogs should be well mannered and must be on leash.  Standard 4-foot leash, no retractable leashes. 



This event will be happening during tick season and will be in an environment that ticks will be present in.  Please use appropriate tick protection for both you and your dog.  


Here is more information from the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) on external parasites