School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Register now for the annual Murdoch University Dog n Jog!

Murdoch University Dog n Jog
Sunday 25 March 2018
90 South Street, Murdoch
Registration from 8:00am for a 9:00am start

Come and enjoy a morning of fitness, fresh air and festivities with your four legged friends. There will be activities and treats for your dog, freebies, prizes and so much more!

Join hundreds of participants to complete a 3.5km walk, a 3.5km run or a 10km run – with or without your furry friend. Dogs are welcome, but not compulsory.

After your energising morning run or walk around the Murdoch campus, enjoy some time relaxing under the trees of beautiful Bush Court. There will be music and a selection of refreshments, including hot coffee, fresh fruit and juice, dog-friendly popsicles and more available for purchase. Plus, all doggy friends will receive a small gift at the end of the race.

This is a free, family friendly event to support The Veterinary Trust. We welcome donations.

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Time and location

  • Start and finish lines are in Bush Court
  • Registration and wristband collection starts from 8:00am in Bush Court
  • The race starts at 9:00am. Please ensure you allow enough time to register.


Please bring your personal fitness trackers or digital watches if you would like to time your run/walk. Individual times will not be available.


  • Free water will be provided for dogs and their owners at the start line, finish line and along the course
  • Poop bags will be provided. Please ensure these are used and disposed of in waste bins around the campus
  • Toilets are located in the buildings adjacent to Bush Court to the right and left of the marquees
  • Stall holders will be present on the day offering doggie goodies for purchase so if you’d like to spoil your pooch, bring a bit of cash with you
  • Food and drink vendors will be there for humans who’d like to purchase a coffee or a snack.

Dog etiquette

For the safety and enjoyment of all participants and their dogs, we ask that you please follow the below etiquette guidelines:

  • Please ensure your dog is on a leash at all times and is wearing a collar with an ID tag
  • All dogs must be registered with their local council
  • If your dog is required by law to wear a muzzle, please make sure they wear it on the day
  • Please ensure your dog is up to date with all their flea and worm treatments and vaccinations
  • All dogs are required to be well behaved – for the safety and enjoyment of others, aggressive dogs should not attend this event
  • Please use caution when approaching other dogs.

Competition and Prizes

You could be in the running to win one of several spot prizes, as well as a prize for best dressed dog. Prizes include a photography package, canine massage session and tasty treats.

Activities and Entertainment

There will be plenty of activities and stallholders to entertain you and your pooch before and after your morning run/walk including:

  • 8.20am and 10.20am: Talks from Animal Behaviour Specialist Dr Nichole Lobry, Animal Sense.
  • A pooch photo booth so pet owners can get a printed picture with their doggie.
  • Talks from a range of experts from The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University on topics including pet behaviour.
  • Free dental checks for our furry friends.
  • A showcase of dog-friendly local businesses ranging from pet photography, pet birthday cakes, pet skincare to pet accessories – just to name a few.
  • Face painting for kiddies and big kiddies.
  • Coffee and Hot Dog gourmet food vans.
  • Live acoustic music from Murdoch alumnus Ethan Kavanagh.

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