Join us to celebrate and provide financial support to Service Dogs for Veterans. This organization rescues shelters dogs and trains them in partnership with a military veteran in need. 100% of proceeds go directly to Service Dogs for Veterans sd4v.org
This is an event for everyone, including Dogs! Completing the walk earns your four-legged friend (if you choose to bring your pup) a prize of their own. The 5k race, on the campus of Clemson University 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 event a day to remember!
Note: To be considered for chip timing in the run, registration must take place before Friday, May 24th at 8 p.m.
Remember the day with a short sleeve T shirt! Reminder--if you registered for the walk or 5k, a standard shirt is included.
Jan 1 - Jun 30
Remember the day with a short sleeved Tri-blend Shirt! Reminder, if you registered for the walk or run, a standard t-shirt is included.
Jan 1 - Jun 30
For the first time, we invite you to join us from wherever you are located! Register for the Virtual 5k, report your completion and we will ship you a memorial package including the standard t-shirt, medal and race bib! If you want to show your support for veterans, shelter animals or just love some of the coolest race medals around, you will want to join this event!
$30.00Jan 1 - Jun 30
- May 25 8:15 AM EDT - Dog Walk Start
- May 25 8:45 AM EDT - 5k Race Day Registration Closes
- May 25 9:00 AM EDT - 5K Race Start
- May 25 9:45 AM EDT - Post Race Awards/Recognitions
- Casey Frock