Man’s Best Friend Virtual Race


Saturday, December 4th to 12th


Virtually Anywhere You Want!

What’s better than ringing in the holiday season with Race 13.1 Durham? Ringing it in with a run with your doggo! 

Grab your fur-baby and join us for a jolly run in the Man’s Best Friend Virtual Race. A one-mile run, walk or hike that celebrates your favorite four-legged companion while helping other furry friends find a forever home.

Through our partnership with Saving Grace, we’ll donate 10% of all registrations to help them provide medical care, housing & forever homes for homeless animals in NC. Who knows? You might have another fur-baby to celebrate the holidays with by the end of the run.

You can take on Man’s Best Friend Virtual Race as your main run this holiday season or add it to your existing Race 13.1 Durham Registration to act as a virtual cool-down following your half marathon, 10k or 5k run. Click here to add Man’s Best Friend Virtual Race to your registration!

What’s included?

Each com-paw-titor will receive the following:

  • A 2″ Finisher Medal (doubles as a tree ornament)
  • A customizable & downloadable handler race bib
  • A matching race bib for your dog (small & medium sizes available)
  • 10% of your registration will go to Saving Grace
  • Show off your pup on the com-paw-titors page – see who’s already joined here.

Your medal will be shipped to your mailing address provided during registration (more details on timing will be available soon). All race bibs will be sent via email to be customized, downloaded & printed one week before taking on your one-mile journey.

Race Bibs: Download, Customize & Print your race bib

We have race bibs for you and your doggo. Click each the bib needed below to download, customize and print just in time for race day. Then, you can snap pictures together and share with us during the results period from Dec. 4th-12th.

Handler’s Race Bib

Doggo’s Race Bib (Medium/Large)

Doggo’s Race Bib (Small)

Upload Your Results & Share Your Photos: Dec. 4th – 12th

Your pup is the star of the Man’s Best Friend Virtual Run and we’re ready for all the puppy content. We want to see them in holiday costumes, matching bandanas or playing with their favorite toy. Share your run, walk, or hike with us during the results period from December 4 to December 12.

Charity Partner: Saving Grace

Saving Grace is a private shelter that serves homeless animals across the rural part of NC and beyond. As a non-profit, Saving Grace relies solely on donations to provide this much needed medical care and housing in order to make adoption possible for these many animals. We will be donating 10% of all registrations to Saving Grace, but we encourage you, if possible, to donate during your registration.