Dog Derby

The Meadow Fresh Dog Derby is BACK and is the perfect opportunity to get up close to some doggy action and take a few cute video for the 'gram! Back for the 47th year in a row, you can showcase your dog handling skills as you traverse the mountain in either our Country Dog, Townie Dog or get the kids involved in the Kid division.

This will be an amazing day for family and friends to spectate and take part! 

The Course:
You and your best friend will head up the Coronet Express gondola together. You will then need to walk down to the start line which will take 10 minutes. The race will start halfway down the M1 then you will run/slide down the mountain to the finish line.

If you're in the country division you'll have the extra challenge of sending your dog back up the hill around a gate before calling them back to you.

Dog Derby Conditions of Entry 2021

  • Dog Derby has a $20.00 entry fee, with the proceeds going to SPCA.
  • A free Meadow Fresh drink will be given to all competitors, with a few extra goody fab freebies! We also have some exciting prizes up for grabs!
  • Attendance at the safety briefing is a condition of entry. Any competitor missing the safety briefing will not be permitted to compete.
  • Dog Derby participants must complete the correct course, or you will be disqualified.
  • The Dog Derby requires owners and dogs to load onto into the gondola and walk down to the start line. 
  • Dog Derby competitors must have suitable footwear & clothing for a full mountain environment as the course is slightly longer this year. Shoes with sturdy soles and high ankle support are recommended. Appropriate footwear can be hired from Coronet Peak if required.

 

Description

This will be an amazing day for family and friends to spectate and take part! 

The Course:
You and your best friend will head up the Coronet Express gondola together. You will then need to walk down to the start line which will take 10 minutes. The race will start halfway down the M1 then you will run/slide down the mountain to the finish line.

If you're in the country division you'll have the extra challenge of sending your dog back up the hill around a gate before calling them back to you.

Dog Derby Conditions of Entry 2021

  • Dog Derby has a $20.00 entry fee, with the proceeds going to SPCA.
  • A free Meadow Fresh drink will be given to all competitors, with a few extra goody fab freebies! We also have some exciting prizes up for grabs!
  • Attendance at the safety briefing is a condition of entry. Any competitor missing the safety briefing will not be permitted to compete.
  • Dog Derby participants must complete the correct course, or you will be disqualified.
  • The Dog Derby requires owners and dogs to load onto into the gondola and walk down to the start line. 
  • Dog Derby competitors must have suitable footwear & clothing for a full mountain environment as the course is slightly longer this year. Shoes with sturdy soles and high ankle support are recommended. Appropriate footwear can be hired from Coronet Peak if required.

 

Picture of Dog Derby Country Entry
Dog Derby Country Entry
Cash prizes up for grabs for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place dogs in the Country Race!
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Picture of Dog Derby Town Entry
Dog Derby Town Entry
There are epic prize packs for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place dogs in the Adult Race!
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Picture of Dog Derby Kids Entry
Dog Derby Kids Entry
Great prizes to be won! Dogs in the Kid Division must remain on a leash during the race.
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