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Run for the Paws 5k Run/Walk

Sat June 8, 2024 Madisonville, KY 42431 US Directions


Over 18 5k

$25 8:15AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Registration ends May 18, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Under 18 5k

$18 8:15AM CDT - 10:00AM CDT Registration ends May 18, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Virtual 5k

$25 Registration ends May 18, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Kids (under 12) 1/4 mile Fun Run

$10 8:00AM CDT - 8:15AM CDT Registration ends May 18, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT


755 Park Avenue
Madisonville, KY US 42431


Attention all animal lovers!   Runners, walkers, and 4-legged friends of all ages are invited to Madisonville City Park for our first annual Hopkins County Humane Society RUN FOR THE PAWS 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run.

As a non-profit organization, The Hopkins County Humane Society relies on the generosity of our community and their donations throughout the year to continue our mission of helping animals in need.
Mark your calendars for June 8th and join us for a fun-filled day of running, walking, and wagging tails!   All proceeds from the event will go directly to supporting the Hopkins County Humane Society and the animals in our care.


The event will take place at the Madisonville City Park on Saturday, June 8th. The Kids Fun Run will start at 8:00am and the 5k Run/Walk will start at 8:15am.

This is a fun occasion for the whole family - strollers and four-legged family members are welcome, we ask that you start behind the runners, and please, clean up after your dog!


Parking is available in all designated parking areas.

Participants are encouraged to bring donations of dry and soft, dog, puppy and cat food, blankets and cleaning supplies (bleach, dish soap, cleaning cloths, disinfecting wipes, etc.)


Prizes will be awarded to First Male and First Female in the following categories:

Overall 5k
Overall 5k Under 18
Overall 5k Over 40
Kids Fun Run
First Dog 5k
First Stroller 5k


Would you like to be a sponsor? Please see information at the bottom of this page! Donations can be both monetary and "in-kind." 

Race Contact Info

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Course Map

The race will start at the playground area.

All loops are run counter-clockwise. We will have directional signs, flags and volunteers to help you stay on course!

We will have volunteers at all road crossings, but please use common sense and caution!

The kids fun run will be first, they will run a .25 mile loop around the field near the playground. Start/Finish is the same as the 5k. There will be a "rabbit" for them to follow!

5k will start at the playground area, making one loop around the field, then turning left over the bridge again and on to the trail around the lake. You will cross over Park Lane, turning left up the hill. Follow the trail towards the baseball stadium, then you will cross Park Lane again, following the trail to the right and crossing the bridge for your second big loop, when you get back to the field and start/finish area, you will run one more small loop around 3 sides of the field, bringing you to the finish line.

The gravel trail is easy to follow (we promise!) and there will be people on course to help you with directions.


Become a Sponsor!

Become a sponsor and have your logo on our unique race t-shirts, so everyone can see that you care!
Please see the sponsor levels and benefit form for details.
Donations can be mailed to: 

Hopkins County Humane Society, Attention: Melissa Taylor/5K, PO BOX 1345, Madisonville, KY 42431

Questions? Email -

Map & Directions

Madisonville City Park, 755 Park Ave, Madisonville, KY 42431
From the South,
Take I-69 N. Follow I-69 N to KY-70 W/E Center Street. Take exit 114 from I-69 N. Turn left onto East Center Street. Turn left on to Park Ave, then turn left in to the park.
From the North,
Take US-41 S to Pennyrile Parkway. Follow I-69 to KY-70 W/ E Center Street. Take exit 114 from I-69. Turn right on to East Center Street. Turn left on to Park Ave, then turn left in to the park.




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