5K Paws for a Cause and 1M Strut your Mutt

Sat May 21, 2022 Goshen, IN 46528 US Directions RaceJoy Ready
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.elkharthumanesociety.org/pawsforacause/.

Ox Bow Park
23427 County Road 45
Goshen, IN US 46528

Pre-Race Announcements

Pre-Race Announcement Video


Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be at the Humane Society of Elkhart County on Friday, May, 20 from 2 pm to 6 pm. 

Onsite Packet Pickup will be available on Saturday, May 21 from 8:30 am to 9:15 am at Ox Bow Park

If you are a virtual racer and would like your bag mailed to you, please notify info@trimichiana.com asap and we will make arrangements to send your race bag. 


In-Person Participants
The park entrance will be open at 8 am. 

Let the gate attendant know you are here for the race and we will cover your park entry fee.

Packet Pickup will be available starting at 8:30 am.

Packet Pickup will end at 9:15 am

The 5k will start at 9:30 am

The 1 mile will start at 9:40 am

We will have an awards ceremony following the race at approximately 10:30 am.

Join Us for an After Race Event!
 Location: Wedgewood Brewery, Co. – 129 Orpha Drive, Unit B, Middlebury, IN 46540
Saturday, May 21, 2022 12 pm – ?

Specials: $1 off mixed drinks and beer for those showing race bib or t-shirt (limit 3 per person)

Note: Must be 21 years of age to attend, no pets please.


Virtual Participants

The virtual 5k can be completed any time until May 21 at 12 pm. Follow the instructions below to download and install the RaceJoy Timing app.

You can track and record your time with the RaceJoy App or you can manually record your time by going to results and selecting “Submit Virtual Results”. Also, post a selfie photo after you've completed your race and Tag the Humane Society of Elkhart County.



Please join the Humane Society of Elkhart County at Ox Bow Park in Goshen, IN for a timed trail run/walk in a pleasant natural environment. Runners, walkers, and their dogs will be gathering to enjoy time together, activities, great music, and sharing with others.

Proceeds from this event will be directed towards the daily operations of HSEC. Last year, over 5,500 animals entered through our doors. Over 50 different species of animals were encountered as the Humane Society fulfills its role of animal control.

This year we are offering a virtual run/walk option. We hope that we can all gather on May 21, but if COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, the in-person race may have a restriction on attendance and become a virtual event. If you register for the in-person race and we are unable to hold it, all entries will automatically become virtual, no refunds will be available. All can share their photos and we can be together at a distance. Shirts and race packet information will be available for pick up at HSEC after May 20 for those participating virtually.

Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 5K Paws for a Cause and 1M Strut your Mutt.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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