Race Practice

All sighthounds welcome!

2023 Practice Dates

racing & lure coursing events


Our club has seen a surge in attendance at our monthly race practices, and we need to introduce some new procedures.

  • Our race practices are open only to sighthounds.
  • The first round of practice will be for GSDCWA members only and will begin at 8:00am. Anyone (including members) arriving 15 minutes or later after we start will join in on the second round.
  • Start time is 9:00am for non-members. If we have started the second round prior to 9:00am, we will fit you in.
  • Non-members' dogs will get a third run at the end of practice, if time permits.
  • We will run three rounds of practice as usual, but with a maximum of 30 runs per round. (This is 30 runs, not 30 dogs, so those who have trained dogs are encouraged to run their dog/s with another to maximize our time.)
 Round 1Round 2Round 3If time allows
Members1st run2nd run3rd run 
Non-members 1st run2nd run3rd run



  • Most practices are on the 4th Sunday of the month from 8:00am to 12:00pm (see schedule above)
  • Please be on time or we won't be able to give your dog all its runs!


  • $5 per dog for GSDCWA members
  • $10 per dog for non-GSDCWA members

What to Bring

  • a secure crate for each dog
  • snug-fitting collar on each dog that they can't back out of (martingale collar recommended)
  • 2 leashes (1 for releasing and 1 for the catcher)
  • water and bowl for dog(s)
  • chair for yourself


Kearny Mesa Park
3170 Armstrong Street
San Diego, CA 92111

Please park in the front parking lot next to the Park & Rec building, which is on the right as you enter the park.