Sat September 28, 2019 Coatesville, PA 19320 US Directions


9:00AM - 9:40AM EDT
Events: 9:00 Wave Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue Obstacle Course 5K 9:10 Wave Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue Obstacle Course 5K 9:20 Wave Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue Obstacle Course 5K 9:30 Wave Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue Obstacle Course 5K 9:40 Wave Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue Obstacle Course 5K
LaMancha Animal Rescue
855 Doe Run Rd
Coatesville, PA US 19320


The 2nd annual Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue 5k Obstacle Course Race is set for Saturday September 28, 2019 at LaMancha Animal Rescue in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Be ready to run, jump, climb or crawl around 3+ miles of rolling countryside with wooded trails and along beautiful pastures. As you tackle your challenges during the Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue, your much-needed donations will be used to help support our lifesaving animal rescue work, care and adoption programs that benefit dogs, cats, horses and farm animals of all types.
Last year, with the help of 120+ racers, the Dirty Dawg raised over $5,000 in donations for LaMancha.  This year will be even better! If you’re looking to unleash your inner dawg and go to places you never imagined, the Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue is perfect for you! We are not only stuffing the Dirty Dawg 5K with more than 12+ obstacles between you and the finish line, but also combining the race with local microbreweries for tastings after your hard work out!  At the finish line, race participants (over age 21) will receive a memorable, logo 4 oz. glass for “free” beer tastings! Post-race festivities also include awesome food, live music, local vendors, and lovable, adoptable dogs and cats who await you! Not ready for an obstacle course run? Spectators can still join in on the festivities and beer tasting for a small donation; which will go directly to the rescue. There’s no better feeling than helping those who can’t help themselves!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Since 2005, we have been a qualified public charity under IRS section 501(C)3,. originally formed as an alternative to the slaughterhouse for ex racehorses. Many of these horses are perfectly sound, but simply too slow to continue racing. Some are injured, but can be healed to make suitable trail riding mounts, show horses, and three-day eventers. Today LaMancha rescues and finds homes for not only horses but also dogs, cats, pigs, goats and the occasional exotic animal that requires more space or specialized knowledge than most SPCA’s can offer.

Specific goals of fundraising; 

The average cost to save one life:

Shelter pull fee: $50

Spay / Neuter: $150 - $250

Medication / Vaccination $100

Food per month: $30 per month

Transport costs: Varies



Without the generosity of people like you we could not provide for the overwhelming number of animals who need our help. There are several ways you can contribute:

Make a tax-deductible contribution through PayPal, and put “Dirty Dawg” in the Subject Line.
Send us a check, payable to LaMancha Animal Rescue, Attn: DirtyDawg, PO Box 656 Unionville PA 19375
Donate supplies we need in our daily operations (please email to arrange a drop-off time)
Hot Dogs 
Cat litter
Paper towels
Heavy trash bags
Dog and cat food (wet or dry)
White vinegar
Pine cleaner
Shop through iGive or AmazonSmile, select LaMancha Animal Rescue and a portion of your purchases will be donated to the rescue.



Parking is available at the site.  Enter through the main entrance and follow the directions of the parking coordinators. 

Registration Cost

March 1 - June 31, 2019; $55 per person

July 1 - September 26, 2019: $65.00 per person

Race Day: September 28, 2019 : $70.00 per person
Race Day Registration:  LaMancha Animal Rescue 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM ONLY

Race Day "Micro Brewery Tastings" ; Spectators (over age 21) Donation $25.00
Tasting: 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Registration fees are non-refundable. We do accept transfers. Register before August 31, 2019 to guarantee a tee shirt in your size.  For registrations after August 31st tee-shirts are not guaranteed. Participants can register on line through Thursday September 26th.  Online registration will close Thursday  September 26, 2019 at midnight.

Wave Start

The on-line registration offers you five (5) waves to choose from; 9:00, 9:10, 9:20, 9:30, and 9:40 AM. When you report the morning of the event you will be issued a colored sticker for your wave, which you must affix to your number bib. Participants (over 21) will receive a wrist band and tickets for the post-race micro-brewery tasting.  Each wave is limited to fifty (50) registered participants. Register on-line to guarantee a spot!

Who will win awards?

* Biggest Team Award: Unique biggest team trophy - This one of a kind trophy shows your title as Biggest Team and includes the race date.
 *Medals will be given to top male and female finishers and the top 2 winners of each age group. Finish times are not affected if you choose to complete each obstacle/challenge or choose the optional task (burpees!) instead of completing the obstacle.


• Where do I register?  Click on the “Register” button, which links to

On-line only registration will be through Wednesday September 25th until midnight.
Day of event registration table will be open from 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM ONLY

*Is there an age requirement?  Participants must be sixteen (16) years old to register. All participants 16 or 17 years of age must have signed permission from parent or guardian. 

*What about packet pick-up? Pre-Race packets can be picked up, Friday 9/27 (night before the event) at Pet Valu, 408 Commons Dr., Parkesburg, PA
Hrs.: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and the day of the event at the registration table from
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM. 

*Where is parking?  Enter the main driveway and follow the volunteers’ direction to the main parking area, heading left off of the main driveway (see course map).
What should I do once I get there? Report to the registration table to check in and pick up your race packet. You will be issued a colored sticker for your wave, which you must affix to your number bib. Refer to the course map for course details and obstacle locations.

*What time will my wave go off? Starting times will begin at 9:00 AM, with the remaining waves following every ten minutes. Wave size is limited to fifty registered participants.

*What if I don’t want to complete an obstacle or challenge? All participants are expected to complete or execute every obstacle; however, you may elect to complete ten (10) burpees as a substitute. Be sure to notify the monitoring official at each respective obstacle if you are opting out of the obstacle.

*Can I bring my dog? We love dogs obviously, but please leave your pets at home. There are plenty of great dogs to see at LaMancha who are looking for homes!

*What do I get for participating? All participants will receive a Tech Tee Shirt, Action Photos, Post-Race Food, DJ, Live Band Music, a Logo 4 oz. Glass, Wristband and Tickets (over age 21) for the “Micro-Brewery Tasting”. Best of all, stick around afterwards and enjoy a visit with some awesome loveable dogs (and cats) available for adoption!

*Where are the results posted? Results will be made available shortly after completion of the event, and also posted on-line at to the top males and females in each of the five waves.





Volunteer:  We’ll need plenty of help on race day. Some of the volunteer positions you can choose from include:

Parking and traffic management
Registration / packet pick-up
Obstacle monitor
Aid stations
Finish line services

To become a race day volunteer please click on: SignUpGenius

For more detail explaining the volunteer tasks, click on the icon below to download the attached .pdf.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


There are multiple opportunities for an individual or organization to be a part of our success and to be showcased to our supporters, from donating items for participant “swag” bags, food, refreshments, building materials, etc., to participating as a sponsor for our obstacles located throughout the course. We have four levels of sponsorship: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze level - $2,500, $1,000, $500, and $250 respectively. For those community businesses that are able to supply materials for the building of the obstacles, we gladly welcome these contributions in place of a monetary donation. i.e.; lumber, bolts, hardware etc. 

What’s in it for you? All sponsors will have their company logo displayed on  the race website with a hyperlink to their website embedded to help redirect our participants to your site and your name will be displayed on the participants t-shirt. Depending on your level of sponsorship, your company’s logo and information will be posted at an obstacle for all of our participants to see. The sponsorship levels are broken down as such:

$2,500 Platinum: (One sponsorship available-Race Photographs Sponsor) Sponsor logo on printed and online race photos. Plus, your company logo and information will be displayed by itself at our Start or Finish Obstacle. Also, your company logo and website hyperlink will be prominently displayed on our website, event t-shirt, race bib, and race receipt.  In addition, you may have four free passes to the race, and vendor space on the day of the event.

$1,000 Gold: (Two sponsorships available- Obstacle or Results Kiosk Sponsor) 

Your company logo and information will be solely displayed at an obstacle or every race result printed out. (First sponsor at this level will choose either obstacle or results kiosk). Plus, your company logo and website hyperlink will be prominently displayed on our website and event t-shirt. In addition, you may have two free passes to the race, and vendor space on the day of the event. 

$500 Silver: Your company logo and information will be displayed at an obstacle along three other silver level supporters. Plus, your business logo and website hyperlink will be prominently displayed on our website and event t-shirt. In addition, you may have vendor space on the day of the event. 

$250 Bronze: Your business logo and website hyperlink will be prominently displayed on our website.  In addition, you may have vendor space on the day of the event.

$100 Family Donation: Your family name will be printed on the event t-shirt to thank you for your support.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of becoming a race sponsor.
Attached you will find the PDF Sponsor Registration Form. Once completed it can be submitted via email
to or mailed to:
LaMancha Animal Rescue, Attn: Dirty Dawg
PO Box 656
Unionville, PA  19375

Any questions please email or contact Lori Guidos, 484.802.8879.
All donations are tax deductible. LaMancha Animal Rescue is a 501c3, Tax ID is 23-3052370.

We hope that we can count on you to help make this year’s Dirty Dawg Race to Rescue the best ever!

Lori Guidos
Race Committee Director and Team Members


Please thank our sponsors who help make this event possible!


List of Obstacles: 

Sand Bag Carry: Carry a sandbag (25 lbs. Men) (15 lbs. Women) one lap around meadow, approx. 1/2 mile.
Horse Jumps: Located at various places throughout the course. Climb over all jumps as they are encountered.
Low Crawl: Located at various places throughout the course. Crawl under all as they are encountered.
Log Carry: Lift log and carry to the turn-around; return to start, approx. 1,000 feet .
Wall climb - hand over hand climb over A-Frame walls ranging from 10'W x 4'-6'H located at various places throughout the course. 
Tire Flip: Squat deeply in front of tire and with a straight back, lift and push it over using your legs for leverage. Repeat Five (5) flips, straight and forward.
Corn-hole Toss: One attempt only. Miss the hole, and you do ten (10) burpees.
Balance Beam: Walk along beam from start to end .
Hay Bale Wall: Climb up, over and down hay bale obstacle.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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