Decatur, AL Partners with UpDog Challenge to Host One of the World’s Largest Disc Dog Event

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DECATUR-Decatur Morgan County Tourism is thrilled to announce its partnership with UpDog Challenge to host UpDog International Finals 2025, which is expected to be one of the largest disc dog events ever in the world. The competition will take place over five exciting days, from April 1-6, 2025, at the scenic Spirit of America fields at Point Mallard Park. This prestigious event is set to attract top-tier teams from across the United States, Canada, and potentially Europe and South America, who will gather to compete, showcase their skills, and have a ton of fun.

Kat Fahle a founder of the UpDog Challenge states, “The competition will span five days, bringing together 350-400 human competitors and their talented dogs. We are looking forward to holding the event in Decatur, as the Point Mallard Park Spirit of America fields provide a perfect setting for our competition. Our competitors will enjoy exploring the beautiful area and experiencing the local hospitality.”

“We are incredibly excited to help bring UPDIF 2025 to Decatur,” said Don Dukemineer, Director of Sports Development for Decatur Morgan County Tourism. “This event not only highlights the vibrant and growing sport of disc dog competitions but also provides us with a fantastic opportunity to showcase Decatur as a premier destination for diverse sporting events. We look forward to welcoming the competitors and spectators to our community and demonstrating our commitment to supporting a wide range of sports.”

About UpDog Challenge

The UpDog Challenge is an international disc dog organization that brings together people and their dogs to enjoy a variety of disc (Frisbee) games. Founded in 2014, UpDog has rapidly grown into one of the largest disc dog organizations in the world. In 2024 alone, UpDog competitions are being held across the US, Canada, Poland, Colombia, and Australia. The organization’s emphasis on fun, community, and friendly competition has made it a beloved fixture in the dog sports world.

Event Highlights

  • Dates: April 1-6, 2025
  • Location: Spirit of America fields at Point Mallard Park, Decatur, AL
  • Competitors: 350-400 human competitors expected
  • International Presence: Teams from the US, Canada, Europe, and South America
  • Local Impact: New UpDog club forming in Decatur area

Decatur Morgan County Tourism invites everyone to come witness the incredible talent and dedication of the competitors and their dogs. With a perfect blend of competition, community, and fun, UPDIF 2025 promises to be an unforgettable event.

Media Release/Danielle Gibson, President & CEO/Decatur Morgan County Tourism, Inc.

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