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Congressional Cemetery Day of the Dog

Schedule of Events

Admission is FREE, and tickets will be available for puchase for activities and the raffle. Please check back often as we update and add to the schedule!


9:30 a.m.  Day of the Dog 5k and Kids Fun Run

Walk it, jog it, or race it! 2015 brings the first annual Day of the Dog 5k and Kids Run. You're welcome to run by yourself or with your beloved pup. Registration is $40 for the 5k and $10 for the Kids Run. Please see our Day of the Dog 5k page for more information and registration.


10:30 a.m.  Day of the Dog 5k Awards and Costume Contest


Awards will be presented to the top three male & female (people contenders) and the top dog in each weight category. We'll announce the costume contest winners at this time; you do not need to be a 5k registrant to participate in the costume contest, but contestants must line up near the 5k start at 10:15. In honor of Derby Day, there will be a special category for derby hats, if you are so inclined!


10:45 am. Free Yoga Class


Need to stretch it out after your 5k run? Instructor Kelly Carnes is offering a short, free yoga class for you and your pup to help you loosen up. Gather near the 5k start for this fun activity! 


11:00 a.m.  Introductory Tour

Offered every Saturday between April and October, this free tour covers a general history of Congressional Cemetery. The tour last approximately one hour, and is first come, first served (tour is capped at 30 people).


1:30 pm. Sock Relay Challenge


If nothing else, this promises to be hilarious. Teams of three (three teams of one dog/one person) will compete; owners head to a pile of socks, put the socks on the pup, and then head to the start line so the next competitors can begin. Socks must stay on the pup in order for the next contestant to start. No need to form teams - contestants will meet at a table next to the Chapel, and we'll set you up with your fellow competitors!


2:00 p.m. Raffle Drawing

We always have some of the best raffle prizes, so you won’t want to miss this drawing! Tickets will be available for purchase throughout the day, and you must be present at 2 pm in order to win.


Ongoing Activities


Bobbing for Hot Dogs, Temptation Tower, Tug-o-war; Dolley & Sousa Photos; Ping Pong Ball Toss; Shishkaball Drop; Lawn Twister; Agility Course; Musical Hoops