See how you stack up against other outdoor enthusiasts in the region.

Endurance runners after 12 hours

A variety of competitions are offered to satisfy the interests of everyone from those looking for a friendly challenge to those seeking an intense experience. Pros, amateurs and everyone in between will be competing for the podium.

Our events are spectator friendly, so even if competing isn’t your style, watching a competition can be fun for the whole family!

DockDogs National Sportsmen Series Competition Presented by Subaru


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The World’s Premier Canine Aquatics Competition featuring Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve! We welcome new and experienced dogs to participate. Register online at

Saturday October 6, 2018

11:00 – Onsite Registration/Practice
12:00 – Big Air Wave # 1
1:30 – Big Air Wave # 2
3:00 – Big Air Wave # 3
4:30 – Extreme Vertical (All in One Finals)
6:00 – Big Air Wave # 4
7:30 – Big Air Wave # 5

Sunday October 7, 2018

10:00 – Onsite Registration/Practice
11:00 – Big Air Wave # 6
12:30 – Practice in between waves
1:00 – Speed Retrieve (All in One)
3:00 – Big Air Finals (Pro, Semi Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

More information and registration


The Competition

The Handlers Meeting will be called approximately 15 minutes before each wave. At this meeting, the running order will be given out as to which group and number within that group you will be. Depending upon the size of the wave, there could be up to 4 groups with up to 10 in each group. Each group will be run in order with each dog within the group jumping once, getting back in line and then jumping the second time. Generally at the start of the second jump within the group, the announcer will call for the next group to get ready. Please stay attentive to announcements to ensure you do not miss your jump.

Once the wave is complete the results will be posted within 10-15 minutes. Your score will be the best of your two jumps. Awards are given out for each wave within each division.


There are two Finals formats for Big Air Finals: the Divisional format, which most clubs participate in, and the 3-tier National format (which is used for all National events except the Regional and World Championships and is the format Buckeye currently uses).

For Divisional Finals the top six (6) dogs from each division for the event compete. The divisions are Novice (0′ – 9’11”), Junior (10′ – 14’11”), Senior (15′ – 19’11”), Master (20′ – 22’11”), Elite (23′ – 24’11”) and Super Elite (25′ and above).

The 3-tier Finals have three divisions: Amateur, Semi Pro and Pro. The top six (6) dogs up to 17’11” qualify for Amateur; top six (6) from 18′ – 21’11” for Semi Pro; and the top six (6) dogs 22′ and above qualify for the Pro Finals.

Extreme Vertical is run as a wave/finals all in one, as is Speed Retrieve unless there are enough teams competing to hold two heats.

About DockDogs

DockDogs fun jumps, competitions, demonstrations and training sessions are a good way to meet other handlers and learn the tips and techniques of the sport. Our members-only cookouts are family friendly and a great place to swap dog stories. (We’re always looking for locations for these events, and want your suggestions.) And our annual members-only banquet is a blast.

What To Bring
  • Water and bowl: While events may provide water for your dogs, it’s always a good idea to bring your own just in case.
  • Keep in mind that some dogs are particular about the water they drink.
  • Food or snacks for you and your dog; enough said.
  • Dog Crate: If you plan to spend the day, it’s always nice to have a crate so your dog can rest and you can relax or watch the competition.
  • Your Dog’s Favorite Toy: You are more likely to have success if your dog is going after its favorite toy. Keep in mind that toys must be floatable and retrievable and must not be or ever have been alive.
  • Chair: a place for you to relax.
  • Acceptable collar and 4-ft. leash: Only flat buckle collars or material-only martingale style collars are allowed on the dock. Leashes can be no more than 4 feet in length.
  • Poop Bags: All competitors are expected to pick up after their dogs. This cannot be stressed enough, as it can make the difference in a venue inviting DockDogs back. Many events will provide these but always bring your own to be sure.
  • Towels or shammies: It’s important to dry your dog off after it competes, especially in cooler weather. The shammies used for drying your vehicles are an excellent choice as they can easily be wrung out.
  • Dry clothes and shoes for yourself: You never know when you might get wetter than expected.
  • Shade Canopy: These keep the sun and rain off you and your pet.
Registration and Check-In

Register online or onsite.

Pre-Registration Entry Fees
$27.00/ team per Big Air, $27.00/ team per Speed Retrieve wave, $27.00/ team per Extreme Vertical – For Adult $12.00/ team per Big Air, $27.00/team per Speed Retrieve wave, $27.00/ team per Extreme Vertical – For Youth

On-Site Registration Entry Fees
$30.00/ team per Big Air, $30.00/ team per Speed Retrieve wave, $30.00/ team per Extreme Vertical – For Adult $15.00/ team per Big Air, $30.00/ team per Speed Retrieve wave, $30.00/ team per Extreme Vertical – For Youth

Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail


Registration Saturday 6:30 – 7:00 AM

The Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail sponsored by Whitewater Warehouse.

Take part in this exciting kayak fishing tournament while chasing smallmouth on some of Ohio’s premiere waterways. The Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail is proud to be wrapping up their 2018 season at the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience!  Whether you are new to kayak fishing, want to meet other kayak anglers across Ohio, or want to see how you stack up against some of the best kayak anglers in the country, this event is for you!   So far the 2018 trail has seen nearly 200 unique anglers participate from all corners of Ohio and neighboring states.

Registration is open to anyone and requires strict adherence to the rules.  To participate be sure to visit Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail’s event page to sign up and read the rules.  Registration ends at 7AM on October 6.  This tournament is a shotgun start meaning all contestants go directly to the river they are fishing and can begin fishing at 7AM.  The tournament ends at 3 PM and all anglers are due back to the Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail booth, located near the Mad River Run, no later than 4 PM.

Even if you don’t participate in the tournament you won’t want to miss the 4 PM ‘LIVE MEASURE-IN’ where we announce what each angler caught, award tournament trophy’s, distribute raffle prizes for over $500, hand out annual trophy’s, and see who made the cut for the invite only ‘THE CLASSIC’ and Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship.

If you need additional information you can message our Facebook Page or email

ORRRC 12-Hour Endurance Run


Saturday 6 AM – 6 PM

Imagine thousands of spectators cheering experienced runners on as they run for 12 hours during Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience! Runners will enjoy a 2.6-mile loop course with flat terrain passing through grassy fields, wooded trail and river corridor views. The course will pass the festival on each lap to inspire athletes to finish strong and keep on moving! This is by far the most advanced competition of the festival.

This race is hosted by the Ohio River Road Runners Club

Course specifics:

4% bike path, 96% grass / trail double track.

About 35% of the course will be run along the outside of the Festival. TONS of spectators to keep you moving. You won’t be lonely. You won’t be bored!
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Pixie Bike Race


Tomfoolery Outdoors is hosting a pixie bike race course at the festival. Big kids and little kids of all ages will test their skills on youth bikes. It is fun for all ages 3-103.

This year we are offering three official themed races:

  • Saturday
    • 3:00 PM – Moms vs Dads
    • 8:30 PM – Exhibitors vs Exhibitors
    • 9:00 PM – Sponsors vs Five Rivers MetroParks staff
  • Sunday
    • 1:00 PM – Moms vs Dads
    • 3:00 PM – Clubs vs Clubs
Race details
  • Throughout the day you can hop on a bike and test your skills on the course (two riders minimum, four maximum).
  • Did we mention you’ll be riding on a 12-inch bike for kids, while performing a variety of stunts?
  • Bikes and helmets are provided. You may bring your own helmet but please make it goofy as possible.
  • Your time is recorded; check back to see if you made it to the finals.
  • Great prizes!

Please visit our information tents to sign a Risk and Release waiver, or download and fill one out to bring to the festival. Those under 18 years old must have a parent/guardian sign the form.

SUP Surf Competition

SUP on Mad River Run

Whitewater SUP Competitions presented by Surf Dayton


Sunday, 1 PM (Racer Meeting at 12:45 PM)
Location: First wave at Mad River Run

Mens and Women’s open class
There will be open heats with everyone going in the order that is given. You have 1 minute per surf to show your best tricks, style, and cool wave entries. Everyone will get 5 surfs and you will be judged on your 3 best surfs. Each surfer enters the wave and surfs for up to one minute at a time. Once you blow off the wave (or your minute is up) the next-ready rider enters.

Note: Competitors should know how to surf, have some experience and be able to get in the wave consistently. If you’re new to SUP surfing, join one of the open SUP demos. Helmet, and PFDs are required. Leashes and shoes are highly recommended.

Online Registration 
$35 for early registration/$45 day of registration
NO REFUNDS (unless canceled due to weather or water levels)

Registration will cover you for one or all SUP comps if you choose. You will also receive a goodie bag filled with swag. The registration also covers the costs for trophies and prizes.

Questions? Contact

SUP Downriver Race


SUP Downriver Race

Sunday, 9:30AM (Races Meet at 9:10AM at the Harshman put-in)

Race will start at Harsmman Rd. put in and will be a 4.2 mile down river race to Riverscape Metropark. No buoy turns, just a straight down river race with 3 drops (class I-II) Race will be a mass start and boards must be 11’ or under. (Helmets and PFDs are required) We will provide shuttle back to Eastwood from Riverscape after the race.

Online Registration 
$35 for early registration/$45 day of registration
NO REFUNDS (unless canceled due to weather or water levels)

Registration will cover you for one or all SUP comps if you choose. You will also receive a goodie bag filled with swag. The registration also covers the costs for trophies and prizes.

SUP Cross Race

Whitewater SUP Competitions presented by Surf Dayton


Saturday, 2PM (competitors meet at the Surf Dayton booth at 1:45 PM)

In what has quickly become the most spectator friendly SUP competition on the river, SUP Cross is head to head racing through gates or around Buoys at the Mad River Run. 4-5 athletes will battle at a time(and they will be battling!) through a technical course as we pair down the paddlers to the top 4 for a winner take all final. Rubbing is racing!

There will be a Men’s and Women’s open division. Everyone will race at least twice. Top 2 of each qualifying heat will advance. There will be a last chance bracket where the winner will be thrown back in the mix at chance to compete for that podium spot.

Notice: Paddlers should have whitewater experience. Helmet, and PFDs are required, no leashes. Shoes are highly recommended.

$35 for early registration/$45 day of registration
NO REFUNDS (unless canceled due to weather or water levels.)
Registration will cover you for one or both events if you choose. You will also receive a goodie bag filled with swag. The registration also covers the costs for trophies and prizes.

Questions? Contact

Ruff Run 5K presented by Runners Plus


Saturday 10 AM (open race) 10:10 AM (dog division)

Bring the family, bring the dog and enjoy the Ruff Run 5K presented by Runners Plus. We have a division for you! Hard core runners and those up for a leisurely stroll will enjoy the course around Eastwood MetroPark offering a unique, off-road experience. You will run through grassy fields, along tree-lined trails and near the Mad River. Registration includes T-shirt, and all proceeds benefit SICSA Pet Adoption Center.

  • Early registration is $20 (through October 4) and $25 after.
  • All runners should check in at the information tent inside the festival entrance.
  • Awards to the top three men’s and women’s overall and overall masters and top dog! Medals to top 3 in each age group.

Find out more and register here.


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