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Puppies & Patriots Memorial Day 5k and Dog Walk
Financial and promotional support to Service Dogs for Veterans.

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 

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!

Puppies and Patriots 2019 will happen in:

Registration fees

Dog Walk (Dog is optional)--A standard T-Shirt is included!

A fun, flat and leisurely walk on your own or with your 4 legged friends!

  1. $20.00
    Jan 1 - May 24

5k Race Registration--A standard T-Shirt is included!

Chip timed 5k race on the campus of Clemson University

  1. $30.00
    Jan 1 - May 24

Dual Entry 5k Race and Walk --A standard T-Shirt is included!

Can't get enough of the fun? Participate in both events at a discounted rate!

  1. $35.00
    Jan 1 - May 24

Standard T-Shirt

Remember the day with a short sleeve T shirt! Reminder--if you registered for the walk or 5k, a standard shirt is included.

  1. Jan 1 - May 24

Tri-blend Super Soft T-Shirt!

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.

  1. Jan 1 - May 24

VIRTUAL 5k Requiring International Shipping Included--Participate from abroad!

Register for this virtual 5k if you require Swag shipped to an address NOT LOCATED in North America or to an APO / FPO / DPO. This rate includes shipping of your standard t-shirt and a commemorative medal.

  1. $55.00
    Jan 1 - May 24

VIRTUAL 5k--Be a part of Puppies and Patriots in the US or APO/FPO/DPO! Includes shipping

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!

  1. $30.00
    Jan 1 - May 24

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Presenting Sponsor


Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Brandon Pryor $54.39
2 Tammy Pomeroy $54.39
3 Anonymous $54.39

Top Fundraisers


Kylie Lambourne





Megan Wanner

Raised: $6.26

Event Schedule

  • 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

Contact Information

Event Location

Snow Outdoor Fitness and Wellness Center, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, United States

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