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Jump for Freedom – Dock Dogs (An Official Freedom Festival Event)

Briodan Photo Dock Dogs 15The Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival is excited to announce “Jump for Freedom,” a Dock Dogs® national canine aquatics competition on Friday, July 1, 2016 through Sunday, July 3, 2016 at A NEW LOCATION… the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Czech Village from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pool will be located in the lawn area in front of the museum and by the riverbank.

DockDogs is a series of competitive dog jumping events held across the nation each year. Comprised of three aquatic events; big air, extreme vertical and speed retrieval, the competition provides entertainment for both human and canine. Over the past three years the festival has been home to one of these competitions, providing a fun, unique experience to Cedar Rapids, and helping to bring together people of all ages.

As seen on ESPN, ABC and Outdoor Channel, Dock Dogs® has become the fastest growing sport on four legs. The competition features four events for canines to participate in: Big Air, Extreme Vertical, Speed Retrieve and Iron Dog.  Dock Dogs is the world’s premier canine aquatic competition.

Email: registration@dockdogs.com
Tel.: 330-241-4975

Competition Schedule:

Friday July 1, 2016

Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 1 – 10:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 2 – 11:30 am

Big Air WAVE # 3 – 1:00 pm

Big Air WAVE # 4 – 2:30 pm

Big Air WAVE # 5 – 4:00 pm

Try DockDogs – 5:30 pm


Saturday July 2, 2016

Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 6 – 10:00 am

Try DockDogs – 11:30 am

Big Air WAVE # 7 – 12:30 pm

Big Air WAVE # 8 – 2:30 pm

Extreme Vertical – 4:30 pm


Sunday July 3, 2016

Onsite Registration/ Practice – 9:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 9 – 10:00 am

Big Air WAVE # 10 – 11:30 am

Big Air WAVE # 11 – 1:00 pm

Speed Retrieve (All in one Finals) – 3:00 pm

Big Air Finals start at 4:30 pm

(Pro, Semi-Pro, Contender & Amateur Finals)

This event is open for all canines 6 months or older to compete, either by pre-registering through the Dock Dogs® website, www.dockdogs.com, visiting us on Facebook, or registering onsite on a first come first serve basis.  For more information about this event or how to participate, please contact the Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival at (319) 365-8313 or liz@freedomfestival.com.


This is an Official Freedom Festival Event.


July 1, 2016
July 3, 2016


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library


National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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