Our first Paw Prints 5K was last April on the same day as our annual Barb Feldstein Memorial Raining Cats & Dogs Pet Fest at the Burlington County Animal Shelter.
It was so successful and everyone had so much fun that we decided to make the race a stand-alone event on the last Saturday in September at a new venue, beautiful Smithville Park in Eastampton.
And since we didn't want to wait more than a year to have another race, we're going to have two in 2017! The next Paw Prints 5K is Saturday, Sept. 30.
The event starts at 8 a.m. (race time is 9 a.m.). Registration is $25 for the 5K run or walk and $15 for the fun walk until Aug. 18. Registration prices go up after that.
There will be prizes for:
- top male and female overall finishers in the 5K run
- top male and female with a dog overall finishers in the 5K run
- top male and female finishers in the 5K run in the following age groups: 19 and under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over
- top individual fundraiser
- top team fundraiser
The award ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m.
Lead or join a team: Fundraising, running and/or walking is always more fun with friends, family or co-workers.Paw Prints 5K Run/Walk fundraising teams can consist of two to 10 people.
Volunteer: We'll need the support of more than 40 volunteers to make this a successful run/walk to support the homeless animals in our community. Be part of this fun-filled day by lending a hand. Sign up to volunteer.
For complete information and to register: visit the Paw Prints 5K Run/Walk race page.
Here are some forms that will help you fundraise, as well as the registration form:
- Paw Prints registration form -- if you want to mail in the form with a check
- Fundraising tips
- Paw Prints pledge sheet
Spread the word about the event: Download and share this Paw Prints 5K event flyer on social media and post it at your gym. Encourage your family, friends and coworkers to run/walk and fundraise. Friends of BCAS volunteers are welcome to participate in the run/walk with their dog(s) as well.
Be a vendor at the event: Are you a food vendor or do you have a product or service with an animal-friendly or active/healthy lifestyle focus? We'd love to have you as a vendor at the event. See the September 2017 Paw Prints 5K vendor application for all the details. Applications must be received by Sept. 1. There is no fee for non-profit organizations, veteran-owned businesses or government agencies/organizations.