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Mutt Strut & Runway Race 2011

On March 5th, the Houston Airport System and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will celebrate the fourth Mutt Strut & Runway Race.

Calling all dogs! The 2011 Mutt Strut & Runway Race encourages all dogs and their owners to participate in the fun.

The Houston Airport System (HAS) and the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) present the 4th Mutt Strut & Runway Race on Saturday, March 5, 2011.

The 2011 Mutt Strut & Runway Race encourages participants to bring out their dogs and walk, run or strut along one of the busy runways at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The unique setting and the opportunity to raise money and awareness for the Houston SPCA makes this event extremely popular.

For full resolution images from the 2010 Mutt Strut & Runway Race, Click a photo below. 

Don't miss out! This is a one-of-a-kind event. No other major airport in the United States offers the thrill of "strutting your mutt" or running along an active runway.

There will be a competitive 5K (3.1 mile) run, a "Strut for Mutts" non-competitive walk/run with your favorite dog(s), the “What a Mutt” contest, food, fun and entertainment for the entire family.

All funds raised at this event will be donated to the Houston SPCA to support the programs designed to improve the quality of life for animals in the Houston community.

Mutt Strut & Runway Race Schedule:
  • 6:00 a.m. - Gates Open/Check-in 
  • 8:30 a.m. - Pre-run bandstand activities begin
  • 8:45 a.m. - 5K run begins
  • 9:30 a.m. - Mutt Strut begins
  • 10:30 a.m. – Prizes awarded to runners
  • 10:45 a.m. – What a Mutt! Contest and prizes

Each step you take in the 2011 Mutt Strut & Runway Race brings an animal that much closer to finding a loving, permanent home.

* Visit to register online now or Click Here.
* A minimum donation of $10 is required to participate
* Day of event registration is $25
For additional information about the upcoing Mutt Strut & Runway Race 2011, please contact Lenore Herman with the Houston Airport System at (281) 233-1038 or at

Directions to the Mutt Strut & Runway Race

George Bush Intercontinental Airport is located 23 miles north of downtown Houston.

Convenient access to the airport is provided by Interstate 45, U.S. Highway 59, the Hardy Toll Road, and the Sam Houston Toll Road (Beltway 8). There are two main entrances to the airport terminal complex via John F. Kennedy Boulevard from the Sam Houston Toll Road (Beltway 8) and Will Clayton Parkway from U.S. Highway 59.

For the exact directions to the Mutt Strut & Runway race site, please use  and put in the address as 4485 Wright Road, Houston, Texas 77032.  This will give an excellent view of where the race is going to be held.  Also, there will be “Special Event” signs posted along the entrances to the airport and on the roads inside the airport guiding you to the event site.

Attention: 59 North Road Closure on March 5, 2011
Northbound from ALDINE BENDER to GREENS RD. TOTAL CLOSURE. Closed on Saturday, March 5 from 5:00 AM to midnight. Detour to the frontage road and re-enter the main lanes at the Greens Rd. entrance.

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