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2019 DACOF Run-Thrus
Are you ready to RUN-THRU!!!!

Online Run-Thru Worker Sign-Up Link:


This year’s DACOF Run-thrus will be on Friday, June 28.  Please read this information carefully as it will help to keep things running smoothly.


Run-thrus will cost $10.00 per run. 

Set-up starts at 8:00 a.m. Run-thrus will begin after the setup is complete, which should be about 10:00 a.m. and will last until about 4:00 p.m.


In exchange for volunteering, you can earn tickets for your run-thrus.

If you helped with ring setup starting at 8:00 am, you will receive one free run-thru ticket.
For every hour worked in the rings, you will receive one free run-thru ticket. 


Run-Thru Volunteer information is below. 


Ticket sales will stop at approximately 3:00 p.m.

Sign-ups will stop about 3:15 p.m. or sooner, depending on how many people are signing up.


We must end run-thrus by 4:00pm!!!
If you are late getting to the arena, a chance to run your dog(s) is NOT guaranteed, even if your friend bought you a ticket. If we don’t close run-thrus by 4:00, we won’t have time to get the ground prepared and rings set up for Saturday. We may ask handlers to move to another ring as we get closer to 4:00pm.


The last group of runs should start no later than 3:30 p.m.


We will have 3 rings set up so you can choose any ring to run thru.

Ring 1 – 60 seconds - FAST course 

Ring 2 – 60 seconds – nested Standard course 

Ring 3 – 60 seconds – nested Standard course 

You are, of course, able to run whatever obstacles you want during your time in the ring. 

Dogs will run by jump height, 10 dogs per height at a time, before we move to the next height. There will be walk thrus before the first 4” or 8” dogs and again after the 16” dogs. (4”/8”/12” & 16” dogs walk/run then 20”/24” dogs walk/run).

If you are not at the ring and ready to run for your jump height, we will move to the next dog or jump height. We will not hold the run for you if you are not at the ring when it is your turn.
We will not be able to move your name to another run list, you are responsible for signing up again.



This year’s sign-up sheet for volunteers will be offered electronically through sign-up genius. 

Here is the link for volunteers to sign up for a job, a ring and a time:


Sign up quickly to reserve your worker spot before all the positions fill! 


Betsy will close the sign-ups on Wednesday, June 26 at Noon.


We will need volunteers all day to set up courses and handle runs in the rings. We will have 3 rings running at the same time so there are lots of jobs to be filled!  

Volunteers will need to report to the rings 5 minutes before your shift starts so any important information can be passed on. If you are not there in advance, you take the chance of being replaced with someone else. 


For all 3 rings, we need the following positions covered: 

Ring Captain 

Gate Steward 


Bar Setters (3) 

Leash Runner 


The Ring Captain will be responsible for the table & the sign-up sheets, keeping the groups moving, changing the jump heights and calling for the walk-thrus. 


The Gate Steward is responsible for getting the dogs in line and on deck, ready for their run. You will also gather the tickets and encourage the handlers & dogs to be ready to enter the ring in a timely manner. 


The Timer is responsible for starting the time as soon as the handler walks away from their dog, making sure the horn/whistle sounds when the time is up. You will also encourage the handler & their dog to leave the ring in a timely manner. 


The Bar Setters will take a seat around the inside edge of the ring. You are responsible for changing the height of the jumps and any other obstacles that need to change with different heights. You should be attentive and replace knocked bars, raise or lower the table for large & small dogs. 


The Leash Runner will be responsible for carrying the dog’s leash from the entrance to the exit of the ring so it will be waiting for the dog & handler when they are ready to exit the ring. 


Remember to sign up quickly to reserve your worker spots before all the positions are filled!


Thanks for all your anticipated help! If you have any questions, please email me at

Thanks from the Run-thru crew!

Betsy Walton, Rhonda Koeske & Jill Potter




Rev. 2019-06-18

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