Lara & Sparkles
I run with my dogs Henryk and Sparkles in events throughout the Midwest. I’ll be running with Sparkles in the Canicross race at Cannonsburg. Sparkles is an 8 year old German Shepherd who has run many races. She enjoys outdoor activities like camping, hiking and running. We run as a team because it gives us the opportunity to explore different trails, meet new people and most of all- have fun. I’m a North American Canicross Ambassador for Southwestern Michigan and a member of GLSDA, ISDRA and the Mid-Union Sled Haulers (MUSH). I'm proud to be a part of the first Canicross race held at Cannonsburg!
Erika & Magda
My dog Magda is named after ultrarunner Magdalena Boulet, she is a rescue that was rehomed to an ultrarunner friend in Houghton, where she ran on an eight acre farm. Madga is a Whippet/Labrador mix, which is also called Whipador. She loves running free, chasing and playing, and sprint trains with me. Her silly, playful spirit brings us so much joy, and I give her hugs every day.
Erika & Lola
Lola is a 3 year old Hungarian Vizsla and is the official ski patrol dog of Cannonsburg Ski Area. She received her therapy dog certification in January 2022 and has been helping the patrol by providing love and comfort to injured patrons of Cannonsburg ever since. When she’s not helping the patrol, she loves to mountain bike and run with her human Erika, and in fact is only the 2nd dog ever to run the full official Grand Rapids Marathon course and earn a medal! This will be Lola’s first canicross event, and she is very much looking forward to it!
Theresa & Buddy-Waffles
To prepare for an upcoming half marathon, I thought the Cannonsburg Canicross would be a great way to bring some fun into my routine and mix it up with a trail run. What really caught my eye was being able to show off my favorite running Buddy whose name is Buddy-Waffles! My husband and I rescued Buddy a couple of years ago and soon realized, this guy needed regular exercise to burn off energy! Running together was a great way to do that and I think Buddy agrees since he smiles throughout every run. Whenever I am thinking about skipping a workout, Buddy is right there with his big cartoon eyes holding the leash in his mouth, ready to go!
Amanda, Lucy, & Kazu
I’ll be running with my 10 year old shiba “diva”, Lucy, and my 11 year old recently blind Shiba Inu, Kazu! These adventure pups have done it all! But with our recent transition into disability with Kazu, we work on family outings to maintain his sense of adventure and independence! Please help us out by cheering on Kazu and helping him find his way to the sweet finish line pup cup!
Rebecca & Sebastian
Sabastian is a 5 year old rescue puppy who is thrilled to be running the Canicross 5K Fun Run at Cannonsburg on April 16, 2023!
Sabastian is a very special boy who was born with a special paw that doesn’t slow him down! He absolutely loves running the trails with both his puppy and human friends!
The trails are very therapeutic for Sabastian both physically and mentally and he can’t wait to see everyone there!
Although Sabastian has participated in other 5K runs this will be his first official 5K trail run!!
Jen & Hazel
Meet Hazel. She is my younger German Shorthaired Pointer and we’ll be participating in the canicross event. Hazel is always up for an adventure and loves to run! Over the past couple years we have done several races and even a few obstacle courses. I am very excited to be able to participate in this canicross specific event! Let’s help this sport continue to grow!
Mary Jane & Rose
Hi I’m Mary Jane Schroeder and this is Rose my seven year old Golden who loves to trail run with me! While neither one of us is very fast we love to be on the trails! Rose has a love for running that equals my own! She is my BFF! You can find us quite often with our friends Sebastian & Rebecca and Jesse & Moncho who will also be running their first canicross.
Swenja & Remy
Remy and I are excited to be a part of Cannonsburg’s first canicross race. Remy is a 4 year old goldendoodle who loves hitting the trails or going on any outdoor adventure. Remy’s excitement for the trails is something that makes my heart happy, it’s our special place. When Remy’s not exploring the great outdoors, he likes to spend time playing with his little brother Yogi and looking over the other family members.
Emily & Charlie, Eric & CJ
Meet the VanTol Pack: Charlie and CJ are 18 month Australian Shepherds. Charlie is a Red Merle Aussie and loves the wind, rain, snow, mud, and water. He jumps head first into rivers, creeks, lakes, and swimming pools without hesitation. He gets the zoomies, sploots, and does the frog-dog. CJ is a Red Tri Aussie. He is more cautious and often carries an old shoe of his human around in his mouth for comfort. He craves physical affection. Touch is his love language. Both pups share a mutual love for running.