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May 20-21, 2017

Two-Day Event | Anniston, AL

Mark your Calendars and Register Now! 

AMK9 is excited to announce the 2017 U.S. Canine Biathlon®! This year, AMK9 is offering a two-day event for our biathlon family. On Saturday, May 20th our biathloners will storm the 3.5-mile course. Saturday evening you will enjoy a live concert, beer, and BBQ in the biathlon area. Those that are able to camp overnight in tents and RVs are encouraged to do so. (Please register by emailing biathloninfo@amk9.com), there are hotels in the area for those who need their comforts. Finally, on Sunday morning, we will round out our fun weekend with a 1000 Dog March, group photograph, and Biathlon Breakfast.

Held at AMK9’s world class 320-acre canine training facility in Anniston, Alabama, The U.S. Canine Biathlon® was created not only for those who love the challenge of obstacle racing, but their canine companions. This 5K event features more than 20+ purpose-built obstacles over varied terrain including forest, sand, and water.

The U.S. Canine Biathlon® is open to all types of Handler-Canine teams including Civilian pets, Military working dogs, or Police Dog teams. In addition, the race is open to challengers and thrill seekers of all ages and experience levels. Scores will be determined not only by course time, but also criteria based on the age of both the runner and the canine partner. The U.S. Canine Biathlon® is also open to individual entries who wish to complete without a canine partner or as a group.

Following the race, top scores will be presented at an awards presentation, along with entertainment and music, vendor booths, and BBQ (because who doesn’t love BBQ).

The 2017 US Canine Biathlon has officially sold out. We are currently accepting no more registrations at this time.

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  • 3.5 miles (5k)
  • 10+ water obstacles
  • 15+ purpose built obstacles
  • Open to all ages
  • Age Handicap Bonus System
  • Compete together or compete alone
  • Bite-work demonstrations
  • Food and drinks available (who doesn’t love BBQ?)
  • T-shirt and medallion for every participant
  • Live concert on Saturday night
  • Sunday 1000 Dog March & Biathlon Breakfast
  • Professional photography
  • News channel coverage
  • Lots of Prizes


Overnight Camping

Bring your RV camper or tent and plan to stay on-site. This will be “dry-camping” style camping with access to porta showers and porta potties. Camp sites are within close walking distance to the main event area.

To register for a spot in our campsite, please email: biathloninfo@amk9.com


Saturday Night Entertainment

We’re thrilled to announce the headliner band Departure: The Journey Tribute Band.

Click here to visit their website: http://thejourneytributeband.com/


1000 Dog March & Biathlon Breakfast

On Sunday, May 21st, please join us in the biathlon area 9am as settle in over coffee to reminisce of the previous day’s events and evening. We will then follow the “Mad Brit” race director up the local mountain for a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity as a mass group. Once we’re done with our march, we’ll all enjoy a final Biathlon Breakfast under the main event tent.


Are You in?

Great! Welcome to the US Canine Biathlon® Family!

Now spread the word and help make this event the premium challenge event in the nation.

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Have more questions? Please visit our FAQ link by Clicking Here.

Click Here to Download our 2017 US Canine Biathlon Waiver

*The U.S. Canine Biathlon® is a non-profit event. Once operating expenses are finalized we will make a donation to a charity. We will list the selected organizations and recipients of donations on our website and social media pages in weeks to come and provide another update once the donations are made.