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The Mighty Texas Dog Walk

Austin Events and Festivals


Mighty Texas Dog Walk 2011 Mighty Texas Dog Walk
April 2, 2011
Waterloo Park
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Walk Starts: 9:00 am
Route: 3 Miles
Early Registration - $25
On Site Registration $30





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Mighty Texas Dog Walk - Austin Events and Festivals
Benefiting Texas Hearing and Service Dogs, the Mighty Texas Dog Walk in Austin is competing for the Guiness World Record Title of "Largest Dog Walk."

The current record is 18,113 dogs (and 178 breeds) and is held by The Great North Dog Walk in The Leas, South Shields, England.

The Austin event, which first began in 1999, held the record in 1999 and 2002, (the official 2010 MTDW count was 11,256 dogs) but GNDW is a dog walking juggernaut and will be difficult to overtake. They've been reigning champions every year since 2003. Of course, it doesn't hurt that they have no registration fee associated with their event.

Beginning in 2011, however, the Mighty Texas Dog Walk is expanding into a full day festival at Waterloo Park complete with vendor booths and live music (see lineup below). The Brits may hold the record for mangy curs, but at least our urbane dogs know how to party.

The Austin course is a 3 mile route that begins and ends at Waterloo Park downtown a little east of the Texas State Capitol. The festival officially opens at 7:00 am with the Walk beginning at 9:00 am.

You can register early online, by mail, or in person on March 30, 2011 thru April 1, 2011 (Wed - Fri) at one of two Petco locations (Great Hill Trails - North & Brodie Lane - South).

Early registration saves you $5 and gets you your registration materials early (which includes the always cool official Mighty Texas Dog Walk t-shirt).

You can also register and pick up your packet on the day of the Walk, but plan to come early.

And bring a baggy.


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Mighty Texas Dog Walk - 2011 Music Lineup

The scheduled performers at Waterloo Park following the Mighty Texas Dog Walk include the following acts:

  • Caitie Taylor (10:30 am)
  • Paul Eason (11:20 am)
  • The Rankin Twins (12:30 pm)
  • Sam Riggs Band (1:35 pm)
  • Brandon Jenkins (2:40 pm)




Map - Mighty Texas Dog Walk 2011 - Waterloo Park - Austin, Texas

Map - Waterloo Park
Austin, Texas



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