Paws in the Park 5k

Sat June 6, 2020 Jackson, MI US 49203 Directions

5k Run/Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 1, 2020 at 8:00am EST

5k Run/Walk Age 15 and Under

$20 9:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 1, 2020 at 8:00am EST


$0 8:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 1, 2020 at 8:00am EST

1.3 Mile Walk

$25 10:00AM EDT Registration Opens January 1, 2020 at 8:00am EST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

1401 S. Brown St.
Jackson, MI US 49203

General Information

Join us for our 2nd annual 5k run/walk. Paws in the Park is one of Cascades Humane Society’s largest fundraisers of the year!  Paws in the Park 2020 is on Saturday, June 6th and features a beautiful 5k run/walk through the charming Sparks Foundation Park (aka Cascades Falls Park). Registration is just $25 when you register before May 23rd. After May 23rd, registration is $30 through June 5th, and $35 the day of the race. Leashed dogs are welcome to attend and participate in the event. Still want to participate in the traditional 1.3 mile walk? We have you covered! The traditional walk-a-thon will begin at 10am!

Special pricing for families! Register 3 or more people at the same time (same household) and save $3 per person.  Special pricing automatically applied during checkout.

Early Packet Pick Up with be on Friday June 5th, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at CHS 1515 Carmen Dr., Jackson, MI 49202.
Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration starts at 8:00am. The race begins at 9:00am.

Want to run or walk for FREE?! See below for details!

Race Swag

-Official 2020 Paws in the Park T-Shirt - Register by May 23rd to be guaranteed a shirt, supplies available after that date as they last
-Unique Finisher's Medal


Awards for top 3 in each age group will be awarded, male and female. We will also be celebrating our canine participants, top dog awards will be given to the first 3 dogs to cross the finish line!

Age Groups: 15 and under, 16 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 +


The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation


Come out and help support the runners and walkers and keep our furry friends safe on the course.

We need volunteers for the following:
-Course marshals
-Water Stations

Fundraise for CHS!

Help us reach our goal of raising $10,500 by starting your very own fundraiser for CHS!! After you register, you will have the option to fundraise for CHS. Simply click the 'Fundraise for CHS' button! Starting your own fundraising page is fast, easy, and goes a long way toward supporting the more than 1,400 pets who come through our doors each year! Not going to be able to make it for the run/walk, but want to fundraise anyway?? Just follow this link:

Run for FREE!

Help support our wonderful cause and we'll give you a FREE entry.  When you donate $50 your entry fee will be free.  When you donate $25 you'll receive $5 off your entry fee. Register and follow the steps on the donation screen and choose either the $50 donation level or $25 donation level. The discount will be automatically applied during checkout.

Cascades Humane Society is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt public charity. We rely primarily on the generosity of individuals, foundations, corporations and special events to support our services, programs, and mission . . . connecting animals in need with people who care. CHS receives no funding from federal, state or county government, or other national or state humane organizations.

Our Mission: Connecting animals in need with people who care. Our Vision: A community in which all pets have loving homes and are treated with compassion and respect.

Thank you for your support!

Race SWAG!

2019 images shown. 2020 will be similar and updated when available.


Course Map


This race is endorsed by The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and part of the Michigan Fitness Foundation Challenge. The challenge encourages Michiganders to engage with events that promote physical activity, health and wellness. You will receive a FIT point for every endorsed event you participate in or volunteer for from January 1st until December 31st. Points earn cool swag and a chance to win various prizes! To sign up and learn more click HERE. There is no cost to this challenge.


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