6th Annual Little Guild Run & Wag 5k


The Little Guild’s 6th Annual Run & Wag 5K will be held on Saturday, October 19th in Cornwall, CT. You can participate either as a solo runner or walker or with your favorite canine companion. The only human/dog race in the region, the Run & Wag is a great way to support the Little Guild in its mission to rescue and find homes for dogs and cats in need. It’s also a must-do for those who want to enjoy our beautiful course through historic Cornwall Village and out along the scenic Cornwall Valley. In addition to the 5K, the Run & Wag features live local music, food, ice cream and fun activities for children and the whole family. Scroll down to register, set up a fundraising team or to make a donation. See you on October 19th!

The Connecticut Doggie Cup

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We welcome any team or personal fundraising efforts. It makes a huge difference in the lives of animals in need. All student fundraising efforts are encouraged and we will waive the race registration fees for all student fundraisers. Register today!

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Event Location: 16 Pine St, Cornwall, CT 06796

Note: Race Registration Closes at 11:45AM


May 15

10:00 AM – Race Registration & Activities Open

May 15

11:45 Registration Closes

May 15

12:00 PM – 5K Race Start

May 15

1:30 PM – Awards Ceremony

May 15

2:00 PM – Closing


The Doggie Cup

The top Dog/Human team finishers for both the male and females runners will receive special awards.

Solo Runners

Awards to the Top male and female overall finishers.

Top Fundraiser

Our top fundraiser will also receive an award.


The Course is a hand measured 5k (3.1 miles) with Professional Chip Timing/Results by Greystone Racing

About Us

The mission of the Little Guild is to rescue, love, and heal homeless dogs and cats and help them find the forever homes they deserve.. We also serve the broader community through such programs as reduced-cost spay/neuter and vaccination clinics, a free pet food pantry, and pet-related education events. The Little Guild, the only limited admission shelter in northwest Connecticut, was founded in 1960 by Muriel Alvord Ward and Eleanora Kleinschmidt. The current 3,000-square-foot facility accommodates 16 dogs and 25 cats comfortably at any time.

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        • More About the Little Guild

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          • 160 Last Years Race Turnout
          • 55 Dog/Human Teams
          • 99 Cups of Coffee Consumed
          • 1873 Wags

          2019 Sponsors

          Gold Sponsors

          The Dental Office of Drs. Jill and George Hetson

          Silver Sponsors

          Aspetuck Animal Hospital
          Cornwall Country Market
          Falls Village Inn
          Freund’s Farm Market
          Harney & Sons
          Sand Road Animal Hospital

          Bronze Sponsors

          Bain Real Estate
          Center Subaru
          Gilded Moon Framing
          Helen Killmer / The Studio
          LaBonne’s Markets
          Lakeville Interiors
          McEnroe Organic Farm
          Millerton Veterinary Practice
          National Iron Bank
          Park Lane Animal Hospital
          Richard E. McCue Inc.
          The Studio at 41 Gay Street
          The Equus Effect
          The Market CT
          Thornhill Flower & Garden Shop
          Torrington Savings Bank


          • Event Location

            16 Pine St, Cornwall, CT 06796

          Dog Rules

          To keep everyone (and every dog) safe, special rules apply for those running with a dog. We strongly suggest that both the owner and dog train for this event, if you don’t already run. Runners, start conditioning yourselves and your dog for at least a few weeks leading up to the race. You should inspect your dog’s pads for signs of injury (cuts and wear) and be careful in warmer weather (carry water, keep runs short, watch your dog for signs of stress). Talk to your veterinarian if you have any concerns. We recommend jogging on trails or other locations where people run with their dogs, to acclimate your dog to running in a pack with distractions. Runners 16-years and under handling a dog participate at the discretion of the race officials.

          All dogs must be leashed at all times throughout the event

          Dogs must at least 1-year of age

          Leashes should be no longer than 6-feet

          Dogs must be fully socialized with both people and other dogs.

          Dogs must be Up To Date on vaccinations.

          Please keep a short leash at the starting line.

          No choke or spike collars.

          Please no dogs in heat.

          Water stations and waste bags will be available.

          No retractable leashes

          Please clean up after your dog

          Have Fun out there!

          • 16:24 Solo Runner Course Record
          • 17:30 Dog/Human Team King
          • 18:56 Dog/Human Team Queen
          • 6th Annual

          Past Races Recap

          2018 RACE RECAP

          2018 winners:

          Dog/Human Teams:
          King: Brian Quinif and Lola 22:19.86
          Queen: Lindsay Collette and Buster 22:10.32
          Solo Runners
          Top Male: Greg Obershein 20:21.36
          Top Female: Anna Kallman 22:55.94

          Top Fundraiser: Team Woodridge Lake

          2017 RACE RECAP

          2017 winners:

          Dog/Human Teams:
          King: Mike Nahom and Murphy 17:32.37
          Queen: Lindsay Collette and Possum 23:01.38
          Solo Runners
          Top Male: Patrick Taylor 19:37.46
          Top Female: Sherri Odell 20:25.08

          2016 RACE RECAP

          2016 winners:

          Dog/Human Teams:
          King: Eric Morse and Murdock 17:30.25
          Queen: Lindsay Collette and Buster 22:33.27
          Solo Runners
          Top Male: Mick Hains 17:03.24
          Top Female: Brynn Bergin 21:06.97

          2015 RACE RECAP

          2015 winners:

          Dog/Human Teams:
          King: Steve Leslie and Scooter 22:18.72
          Queen:Brittany Heninger and Katie Greystone 18:56.53
          Runner Up: Sarah Ports and Bailey 19:26.56
          Solo Runners
          Top Male: Will Sanders 16:24.54 (Course Record)
          Top Female: Margaret Demarris 20:42.06

          2014 RACE RECAP

          More Coming Soon…

          2014 winners:

          Dog/Human Teams:
          King: Eric Morse and Murdock 17:30.25
          Queen: Letitia Garcia-Trip and Swiper 23:19.30
          Runner Up: Karim Mabrouk and Abe 18:53.91
          Solo Runners
          Top Male: Joseph Virgilio 18:52.25
          Top Female: Jenny McLain 21:40.04


          285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, Ct. 06796



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