Run/Walk for the Paws 5K 2018
Registration fee and other registration information: $25 registration fee on or before March 19, 2018, $30 registration fee after March 19, 2018. Register by March 19, 2018 to be guaranteed your T-shirt and swag bag.
Registration packet pick up: Friday, April 6, 2018 from 4 - 7 p.m. at the St. Joseph Rec Center (2701 Southwest Parkway, St Joseph, MO 64507). Packets may also be picked up on race day from 8 - 8:50 a.m. at the race start location across from Bode Ice Arena. Packets include timing chip bib, T-Shirt, swagbag and other fun freebies (items not guaranteed to participants who register after March 19, 2018).
Race day schedule:
8 - 10:30 a.m. Local pet-related business/organization booths as well as a kid’s activity booth will be open.
8 - 8:50 a.m. Late registration and packet pick-up which includes timing chip bib, t-shirt, swagbag and other fun freebies (cannot guarantee these items to participants that register after March 19th).
9 a.m. 5K Walk/Run begins!
10 - 10:30 a.m. Awards
Race information: 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. This event is dog-friendly so we greatly encourage you to bring your dog(s) to join you for the race, provided they are friendly with people and other dogs and have updated rabies vaccinations. The race will be chip timed by RaceDay Timing Solutions with an official blow up start/finish line. 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, turn around at Bartlett Park and make their way back to Bode Ice Arena along the Southwest Parkway. There will be water, coffee, granola bars and bananas at the start/finish area. Volunteers will 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! For more information about Friends of the St. Joseph Animal Shelter or to donate, please visit: www.petforu.com.