Date: Saturday, July 8th
Registration: 10 AM - 2 PM

Running of the Puppies: 1PM - 2PM

Opening Ceremonies: 2 PM - 3 PM
Running of the Bulls: 3 PM
Awards & After Parties 4 PM - 10 PM

10am – 2PM – Runners will proceed to the pre-registration table according to their last name to pick up their party package at LTD BREWERY. There, the crowd will enjoy live music and demonstrations from the RollerBulls, Bull Runners and Matadors. A local rescue will have dogs available to socialize and interact with before the Hopkins Running of the Puppies. Children under the age of 12 can sign up to "run with the puppies" at this time.


1PM – 2PM – Children interested in participating in the Hopkins Running of the Puppies with Underdog Rescue will gather at 8th and Mainstreet to pair up with puppies to run with. Shortly after we will start the race (walk) with the puppies proceeding up 8th Ave. with awards following. 

2PM – 3PM – Opening ceremonies will begin, runners will make their way from the finish line in a ceremonial parade to the starting line.  The Mayor will release the “bulls” and begin the run.  Runners will make their way down Mainstreet to 8th Avenue, go north around Dead Man’s Curve onto 8th Avenue and to the finish line at Hopkins Health & Wellness and LTD Brewing.

3:45PM – 4:30PM – Closing ceremony and awards at the Niccum Docks Mainstage in front of Hopkins Health & Wellness Center and LTD Brewing.

4:30PM – 10PM – Party with the RollerBulls and Bull Runners while enjoying live music on the Niccum Docks Mainstage. Food and beverages provided by LTD Brewery and local food vendors. Tour downtown Hopkins for other after party’s at local bars.

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