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10th Annual Run/Walk for the Paws 5K 2024

Sat April 13, 2024 Saint Joseph, MO 64503 US Directions

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


2500 Southwest Parkway
Saint Joseph, MO US 64503


Registration fee and other registration information:
$30 registration fee on or before March 22nd 2024
$35 registration fee after March 22nd 2024
*Register by March 22nd to guarantee your event t-shirt

Packet Pick-Up 
You can pick up registration packets on Friday, April 12th from 4-7pm at River Bluff Brewery or on the day of the race from 8-8:50AM at the race start location near Bode Ice Arena.

Race Day Schedule 
8:00-10:30am: Local pet-related businesses/organizations booths as well as a kid’s activity booth will be open
8:00-8:50am – Late registration and packet pick-up which includes timing chip bib, t-shirt, and other fun freebies (cannot guarantee these items to participants that register after March 22nd)
9:00am – 5K Walk/Run begins! 
10:00-10:30am – Awards

Race Info 
The race will start in the parking lot across from Bode Ice Arena, 2500 Southwest Parkway, St Joseph, MO 64503. Parking will be available in the Phil Welch Stadium parking lots, Rec Center or grassy lots across the street. 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 are have updated rabies vaccinations. Local pet-related businesses/organization will have booths for participants to browse and there will also be a kid’s activity booth. 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 but has some areas of uphill incline. Participants will run/walk from the parking lot across from Bode Ice Arena along the scenic Southwest Parkway to Bartlett Park, then turn around at Bartlett Park and make their way back to the start line. There will be water, coffee, bananas and other breakfast food 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: 12 and under, 13 -19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+. Awards for first, second and third place dog finishers will be given as well!

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