BRINGING A DOG TO
RUN FOR THE FALLEN
Within hours of the September 11th attacks, thousands of rescue workers from across America deployed to Ground Zero to help in the search and rescue efforts.
Among them, were dogs specially trained in search and rescue, police work, therapy and comfort. As a special tribute to these four-legged heroes, Run for the Fallen allows dogs to accompany runners in the 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge.
Run for the Fallen 2020 is a virtual race, and while participants are still encouraged to run or walk with their dogs, the policies outlined on this page will not apply to this year's event.
The Run for the Fallen Dog policy will be back in effect for Run for the Fallen 2021, which will be held on Saturday, September 11th, 2021.
RunRepeat has selected Run for the Fallen for the RunRepeat Approved Award.
Run For The Fallen has been recognized in the RunRepeat national database as an outstanding event, that is both dog-friendly and gives back to the community.
CANINE ACCESSIBLE WATER STATIONS.
Community water bowls will be placed at each water station on the 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge routes and near the registration tent at Towering Pines Park.
Water stations are marked on each event course map, linked below.
CANINE CLEAN-UP STATIONS
Located at each water station are waste receptacles, rakes and additional dog waste bags.
Runners are required to pick-up after animals and are responsible for transporting it to a waste receptacle on the course. Be advised, these receptacles may be spaced as far as a mile a part from each other.
The Kronenwetter Fire Department also provides dog clean-up bags in each registration packet.
Please help us keep the routes and Towering Pines Park free from dog waste so we can continue offering this element of the event to participants each year.
Participants choosing to participate with a dog will be required to start at the back of the line for each event.
Line-up placement will not affect runners times. Run for the Fallen is a double-chipped time event, meaning your time does not start until you physically cross the starting line.
Participants planning on bringing a dog should indicate so when prompted during the registration process.
There is no formal registration process for dogs, however, we do request this information so we can make sure that we have enough supplies on hand to accommodate the number of participating canines.
PARTICIPANT/ANIMAL SAFETY MEASURES
Participant and animal safety is our top priority. Help us maintain a safe environment for all ensuring you and your dog are able to meet the following criteria:
Dogs must be leashed and under owner’s control at all times
Dogs must be current on all vaccinations, including rabies
Owner must provide the immediate clean-up of any waste produced by the animal
Dogs must be able to safely cover the distance of your event
Dogs must be able to remain under control in a large crowd setting with loud noises
Dogs must be able to positively interact with other animals, people and children
Owner assumes all risks associated with bringing an animal to the event (outlined in policy below)
FAILURE TO MEET THESE GUIDELINES MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE EVENT
DOG PARTICIPATION POLICY
A COPY OF THIS POLICY WILL BE INCLUDED IN EACH REGISTRATION PACKET AND EVENT WAIVER
BY BRINGING A DOG TO RUN FOR THE FALLEN YOU AGREE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE ANIMAL AT ALL TIMES AND UNDERSTAND THAT ALL DOGS MUST BE LEASHED AND UNDER YOUR CONTROL FOR THE DURATION OF THE EVENT.
YOU FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE IMMEDIATE CLEAN-UP AND PROPER DISPOSAL OF ANY WASTE PRODUCED BY YOUR DOG.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE RUN FOR THE FALLEN EVENT INCLUDES LOUD NOISES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO EMERGENCY VEHICLE SIRENS, MUSIC AND ANNOUNCEMENTS), THAT MAY FRIGHTEN YOUR ANIMAL.
YOU UNDERSTAND IF YOUR DOG APPEARS TO POSE ANY TYPE OF THREAT TO OTHER DOGS OR PARTICIPANTS, THAT THE RUN FOR THE FALLEN PLANNING COMMITTEE MAY REQUIRE THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF THE ANIMAL.
FURTHER, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT SHOULD THE PARTICIPATION OF YOUR DOG CAUSE ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY, YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS AND MAY BE HELD LIABLE IF A CLAIM ARISES.
THE VILLAGE OF KRONENWETTER AND RUN FOR THE FALLEN PLANNING COMMITTEE ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACTIONS CAUSED (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO PUBLIC OR PRIVATE PROPERTY, PERSONAL INJURY, PERMANENT DISABILITY AND/OR DEATH) BY ANIMALS ATTENDING THE EVENT.
YOU, THE PARTICIPANT, UNDERSTAND THAT SHOULD YOUR ANIMAL SUSTAIN ANY INJURY, PERMANENT DISABILITY AND/OR DEATH, THAT THE VILLAGE OF KRONENWETTER AND RUN FOR THE FALLEN PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.
ATHLETES CHOOSING TO PARTICIPATE WITH AN ANIMAL WILL BE REQUIRED TO START AT THE BACK OF THE LINE IN EACH EVENT.
PARTICIPANT AND ANIMAL SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY. IF YOU ARE UNSURE IF YOUR ANIMAL IS ABLE TO COVER THE DISTANCE OF YOUR EVENT, OR KNOW THAT YOUR DOG IS EASILY FRIGHTENED AND MAY RESPOND AGGRESSIVELY, DON’T RISK IT. LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE SAFETY AND COMFORT OF HOME.
YOUR DOG IS 100% YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Who helps families of our fallen fire heroes during their most difficult time?
By registering for a Run For The Fallen event, you support the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, who provide assistance to families and coworkers of fallen fire heroes in the State of Wisconsin and throughout the Nation.
Show your support for America's Bravest and sign up today.