Event Information

Sample Event

Join us on sample date

Event Information

What It Is...

The WAGATHON is a cumulative marathon that you and your dog can do anywhere, at your own pace throughout the month of September. The ultimate goal is to log 26.2 miles by September 30th. Participation is simple! Whether you run or walk a 5K, a 10K, a half or full marathon, the goal is to have FUN all while raising critical funds to support Guiding Eyes for the Blind’s mission - to provide guide dogs to people with vision loss.

No pup? No problem! Walk or run in honor of one of our puppies and help them on their journey to becoming a guide dog.


How It Works...

Step 1: Register online and set up your fundraising page.

Step 2: Map out your plan to rack up to 26.2 miles walking or running over the month of September.

Step 3: Share your fundraising page and ask friends, family, and co-workers to support you with a donation – or to join the WAGATHON themselves!

Step 4: Post your mileage and walking updates to your personal WAGATHON page and social media using the #WAGATHON hashtag. Don't forget the selfies!

Step 5: Cross the WAGATHON virtual finish line by September 30th.

Don't Forget to Enter Your Miles

Continuously track your miles throughout September and log them into your account so your supporters can see your progress!
  1. Log in to your personal fundraising page.
  2. Click the "WAGATHON" tab.
  3. Enter your activity manually or connect with Strava in the app store!

What Do You Get?

  • A $20 registration gets you a Guiding Eyes bandana and an official WAGATHON tag for your dog!
  • Raise $100 and get an official WAGATHON bucket hat! 

No Pup? No Problem!

Are you a runner looking to rack up some miles – and make a difference for a great cause – in the month of September? Love dogs but don’t currently have one? Or want to do something special to honor the memory of a beloved family dog? You can still be a WAGATHON participant! WAGATHON is for everyone, even those who do not have a dog of their own. Here are some optional ways that you can participate:​

  • Walk or run in honor of one of our puppies and help them become a guide dog.
  • Walk with a friend or family member’s dog! 
  • Search #dogsofinstagram and pick an Insta-famous dog to walk for. 
  • Wag for your favorite fictional dog! 

Offline Payment

Download the offline donation form here.
Make checks payable to Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
Mail this form and check to:
Guiding Eyes for the Blind
611 Granite Springs Road
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598


Having Trouble With Your WAGATHON Page?

We are excited to announce the recent accessibility updates we have made to the WAGATHON website. Among the changes we have made are improvements to the registration form, dashboard usability, and pop-up removal. We hope these updates help create a more user-friendly experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any feedback or suggestions that may further enhance and improve our accessibility features.  Please direct all questions, comments, and concerns to wagathon@guidingeyes.org or call 914-621-8812 for assistance.