5th Annual Run/Walk for the Paws 5K
Our 5th Annual Run/Walk for the Paws 5K to benefit Friends of the Animal Shelter is on Saturday, April 13, 2019! This is our largest fundraiser of the year and all fundraising monies will go toward our capital campaign for a NEW St. Joseph Animal Shelter! This is St. Joseph's ONLY dog encouraged race, so join us with your furry friends (and human friends, too) to walk or run this 5K!
The race will start in the parking lot across the street from Bode Ice Arena, 2500 Southwest Parkway, St Joseph, MO 64503. Parking will be available in the Phil Welch Stadium parking lots. Local pet-related businesses and organizations will have booths for participants to browse and there will also be a kid’s activity booth.
This event is dog-friendly, provided they are friendly with people and other dogs and have updated rabies vaccinations.
The race will be chip timed by local business ShowMe Running Company with instant results and finish line photos. The race course is handicap accessible and relatively flat, but does have a few areas of slight uphill incline (1-2 percent). Participants will run/walk from the parking lot across from Bode Ice Arena along the scenic Southwest Parkway trail to Bartlett Park, then turn around at Bartlett Park and make their way back to Bode Ice Arena. There will be water, coffee, bananas and other breakfast foods at the start/finish area. Volunteers will also be handing out water to participants along the course during the race.
Awards for first, second and third place for male and female participants in the following age groups will be given: 11 and under, 12 -15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+. Awards for first, second and third place dog finishers will be given as well!
Registration Fee and other registration information
$25 registration fee on or before March 23, 2019*
*Register by March 23, 2019 to be guaranteed your T-shirt and swag bag.
You can pick up registration packets on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the St. Joseph Rec Center, 2701 Southwest Parkway, St Joseph, MO 64503, or on the day of the race from 8 - 8:50 a.m. at the race start location across from Bode Ice Arena.
Race Day Schedule
8 - 10:30 a.m. Local pet-related business and organization booths and kid’s activity booth open