Event: Waggy Races Portstewart Strand 5k

Waggy Races IX – the Portstewart Strand 5k

Pack your sunglasses and your finest beach attire. Maybe even pack some sun cream. Be sure to pack your dog. Event Waggy Races is returning to the very beautiful and very dog friendly North Coast for the 2nd time!
Our ninth race will take place on the golden sands of NI’s best beach, Portstewart Strand.

Race Details:

Date:  Sun 26th March

Entry: £15
*Includes venue & race entry, goodies & prizes*

==> with 1 dog
==> with 2 dogs
==> pack (2 people & 1 dog)

Standards:*are explained on entry form*
Running:  PRO / CASUAL
Walking: WALKER

Start: tbc – approx midday
*Don’t forget the clocks go forward!*
WALKERS: 12.15pm (tbc)
PRO / CASUAL: 12.30pm (tbc)

Distance: 5km (3.1 miles)

Terrain: sand (shoes optional)

Pooch Post supporting the waggy races!

Pooch Post are proud supporters of this fantastic event! If you manage to win one of the many prizes on the day, you might just get your paws on a Pooch Post box of goodies!!

Yes!! Three Pooch Post’s are up for grabs! If that doesn’t have your Pooch dragging you over the finish line we don’t know what will!


Guide Dogs NI


Waggy Races supports Guide Dogs NI, who attend our races and provide vocal support!
Personalised bright o
range tech t-shirts are available to buy along with your entry or from the Waggy Wear tab. £2 from each t-shirt goes 
to Guide Dogs NI.

The Strand

Stretching 2 miles between Portstewart and the River Bann, the Strand was voted the UK’s best Blue flag beach in 2016. It is owned and managed by the National Trust and is also a filming location for Game of Thrones (Dorne). With it’s fantastic coastal views, golden sand and domineering dunes, it is a brilliant venue for the ninth Waggy Races!


The race will start at low tide, which means lots of beach to work with and a BIG start at the Harry’s Shack end! The course is a ‘there and back’ – you will race down the beach and sling shot round the Waggy Races roundabout at the pier, before sprinting the home leg, high-fiving and sniffing your opponents as you pass, while dipping your feet/paws in the Atlantic.
The course is fast and flat so we may see records fall at Waggy Races IX. Sound good? Enter below!

    Leave a Comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *