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Puppies & Patriots
Supporting Organizations that Provide Veterans Service and Companion Pets

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Join us to celebrate and provide financial support to organizations offering service dogs and companion dogs to military veterans! 100% of proceeds go directly to Service Dogs for Veterans and Pets for Vets

This is an event for everyone, including Dogs! Completing the one mile walk earns you (or your four-legged friend if you choose to bring your pup) a medal of their own. The 5k race, on the campus of Clemson University featuring the gorgeous Dikes Trail of Lake Hartwell will have awards for overall, age group and team winners. Additionally, top individual and team fund raisers will receive special recognition at the post-race awards.  The dog walk kicks the event off at 8:15 am and the full schedule for Puppies and Patriots is detailed below.

Veterans and their service dogs will be in attendance as special guests of honor. Please register for the races, attend in person to support the charities or sponsor a runner to make this inaugural event a day to remember!

Registration fees

1 mile Walk (Dog optional) Early Bird Registration--EXTENDED Closed

Fun, flat 1 mile walk on your own or with your 4 legged friends!

  1. $15.00
    Feb 20 - May 26

5k Race Early Registration EXTENDED Closed

Chip timed 5k race on the Dikes Trail of Lake Hartwell on campus at Clemson University

  1. $25.00
    Feb 20 - May 26

Dual Entry 5k Race and Dog Walk-Early Bird EXTENDED Closed

Cant get enough of the fun? Participate in both events at a discounted rate!

  1. $30.00
    Feb 20 - May 26

Standard T-Shirt Closed

Remember the day with a short sleeve t-shirt!

  1. $8.00
    Feb 20 - May 26

Performance Tri-blend T-Shirt Closed

Remember the day with a short sleeved T-Shirt!

  1. $12.00
    Feb 20 - May 26

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Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Medallion Athletic Products, Inc. $500.00
2 Lou Pitts $105.35
3 Brynda, Bo, Rain & Angel Brown $105.35

Top Teams







Lady Bulldogs

Raised: $25.00

Top Fundraisers


Heather Powers





Jaqui Ringel

Raised: $126.43


Margaret Nichols

Raised: $105.35

Event Schedule

  • May 26 8:15 AM EDT - Dog Walk Start

  • May 26 8:45 AM EDT - 5k Race Day Registration Closes

  • May 26 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Race Start

  • May 26 9:45 AM EDT - Post Race Awards/Recognitions

Contact Information

Event Location

Jervey Meadows, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States

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