Paw Prints 5k PetFest

Sun October 10, 2021 Eastampton, NJ 08060 US Directions
Price Increases May 1st

5k Run (Adult)

$30 10:00AM EDT - 3:00PM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Ages 18 & Under

5k Run (Youth)

$20 10:00AM EDT - 3:00PM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

One Mile Fun Walk

$20 10:00AM EDT - 3:00PM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual Run

$10 10:00AM EDT - 3:00PM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT


$0 7:00AM EDT - 4:00PM EDT Registration ends October 6, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
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Welcome Packet

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.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


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!

Event Details
Friday, October 8th
  • TBD - 5k participant check-in (packet pickup and donation drop off) Location TBA
Sunday, October 10th
  • 10:00 am - 5k participant check-in (packet pickup and donation drop off)  *Day of registration signups begin at this time.
  • 10:45 am - Opening Ceremony
  • 11:00 am - 5k race begins
  • 12:30 pm - Awards Ceremony
  •   2:30 pm - Big Dog 50/50 Drawing
  •   3:00 pm - Event Concludes

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.

BE A HERO FOR ANIMALS First Responder Challenge

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.  

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Big Dog 50/50

Last Year's Ticket Sales Grossed $52,000!!
  • Tickets are $5 each
  • You do NOT have to be present to win
  • The winning ticket will be drawn at 2:30pm on Sunday October 10, 2021
  • Tickets will be sold from 10 am to 2 pm race day onsite

**The ticket window will open on July 5th to order online.

Fundraising Awards - Individuals
The Wildcat

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!

The Paw Print

Raise $100+ by September 24th to receive a Paw Prints performance style t-shirt and race bag

Individual Fundraising Prizes
  • 1st place: $100 gift card
  • 2nd place: $50 gift card
  • 3rd place: $25 gift card
Fundraising Awards - Teams
The Wildcat Pack

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

The Most Valuable Players

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).

Run/Walk Contact Info

If you have any questions about this Run/Walk, click the button below.

Earn Money While You Walk

You can raise money for Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter every time you walk or run!

  • Click on the link to download the Wooftrax Walk for a Dog app
  • Create a profile and Set your Charity to Friends of the Burlington County Animal Shelter
  • Click Walk anytime you're in motion

This app is used all year round and the more active Friends we have walking the more we earn!


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