Santa Paws 5K

Sat December 4, 2021 Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660 US
199 Challenger Rd.
Ridgefield Park, NJ US 07660

Calling all pet lovers!
Bring out your four-legged best friend to the second annual Santa Paws 5K at Overpeck Park!

Professionally measured & certified course 
Fast Flat Course
Timed with clocks at miles

Rules for Dogs Running in Santa Paws 5K

All dogs that will be running must be on a leash and please remember to pick up anything from your dog's pitstops! Thank you!

USATF Grand Prix 500 Point Race

All runners running with their furry friends are NOT eligible for USATF Grand Prix Points.

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Send us your photos of your pets dressed up in their holiday best.  We will post them to Facebook to promote the race and the photo that receives the most likes, gets a prize on race day!




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A donation is being made to The United States War Dogs Association on behalf of Santa Paws 5K this year.  

The United States War Dogs Association, Inc. is a nonprofit organization of Former and Current US Military Dog Handlers and supporting members committed to promoting the long history of the Military Service Dogs, establishing permanent War Dog Memorials, and educating the public about the invaluable service of these canines to our country. Our background in military War Dog service and our dedication to honoring the memory of the service and sacrifice of the US Military Working Dogs gives us a unique perspective that we can use to educate the public on the history of Military War Dogs.

1. Education – With the use of our Traveling U. S. War Dog Exhibit, bring the history of all U. S. Military War Dogs from all Wars to the general public.
2. War Dog Memorial – Help raise funds to establish War Dog Memorials.
3. K-9 Corps Commemorative Stamp Drive Sign on for petitions to have the Postal Service issue a commemorative stamp for all Military Working Dogs.
4. National Memorial – Help to establish a National War Dog Memorial in Washington, DC.
5. Support – Through our fundraising: service dog organizations such as Military Working Dogs, Police K-9 units and Search and Rescue units.
6. K-9 Adoption – Help in the process of adopting retiring Military and Police Canines.
7. Support – Post-deployment outreach for returning troops.
8. Free Rx Prescription Drug Program for Retired Military Working Dogs.
USATF Grand Prix 500 Point Event


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