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On behalf of the Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter - welcome to the Paw Prints 5K Run/Walk PetFest! Your support will help our organization fund advanced medical care, low cost spay & neuter, TNR, foster, and more initiatives directed at helping every homeless animal in the county’s shelter, find a loving home. In addition, you’ll be helping us expand our reach into the community with our goal of becoming a no-kill county by 2025.
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Due to the success of our two longtime signature events, Raining Cats & Dogs PetFest and Paw Prints 5K, we are combining the two to create on big fun festival! Taking place at beautiful, historic Smithville Park Burlington County, our event will attract 400+ runners/walkers, 1,500+ animal lovers, families with pets, and over 60+ vendors/sponsors. In addition to all of the activities will be an after race beer garden open to both our 5K participants and PetFest attendees.
*Face masks may be required depending on the county's policy at time of the event.
The timed off road 5K course winds through a wooded trail and registrants have the option of either running or walking. For those who prefer a shorter route, we will have a fun trail one mile option. All race participants are invited to run/walk with their dog or cat in stroller.
Proceeds from this event will help fund advanced medical care, spay and neuter assistance, expansion of our TNR program and foster care. Everyone is encouraged to invite the animal lovers in their lives to participate because every homeless animal deserves a loving home.
The first (100) registrants will receive a standard cotton event t-shirt. Raise $100 (registration fee not included in this amount) to receive, in addition, a performance style event t-shirt. Get involved today by forming a team with your friends and family or registering as an individual. For more information about our mission, visit the Friends of BCAS website, join our Facebook group, and sign up for our Facebook event!
All PetFest activities are open to our race participants. Included in the festivities will be pet friendly activities, vendors, raffle basket tent, adoption zone, food, and beer garden.
Select 5K Adult Run to register. First Responder special registration fee is $20 and will appear once group "first responder" is selected during registration process.
Teams must consist of a minimum (5) team members to qualify for the challenge. All team members race times will be recorded and top three finishers will count toward overall team time. Winning team will be awarded the BE A HERO For Animals Challenge Trophy at the 12:30 pm awards ceremony. Any first responder who raises $250+ will receive (2) beer tickets to after race beer garden.
** Minimum of 3 teams must register to conduct challenge.
**The ticket window will open on July 5th to order online.
Individual fundraiser who raises the highest overall will have his/her pet featured on the front of the 2022 Paw Prints 5K t-shirt!!! Must raise a minimum of $1,000. Winner announced 30 days post event (11/10/21).
Raise $250+ to receive a special gift, verbal recognition during the Awards Ceremony AND a complimentary ticket for the Raffle Grand Prize drawing. VIPs receive FREE registration for the 2022 Paw Prints 5K!
Raise $100+ by September 24th to receive a Paw Prints performance style t-shirt and race bag
Fundraising team must raise $2,500+ for name imprinted on back of event t-shirt. Must reach minimum goal by 9/12/21 to appear on shirt. Verbal recognition during Opening Ceremony
Raise $1,000+ for verbal recognition during Opening Ceremony
Do you have a product or service with an animal friendly or active/healthy lifestyle focus? See the 5K vendor application. Vendor applications/payment must be received by September 12, 2021. *Vendor rate is open to companies consisting of five or fewer employees. Companies with more than five employees are invited to become an event sponsor (see menu at top of page for more details).
If you have any questions about this Run/Walk, click the button below.
You can raise money for Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter every time you walk or run!
This app is used all year round and the more active Friends we have walking the more we earn!
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