ARF 5K RUN & WALK With The DOGS

Sun May 19, 2024 Beacon, NY 12508 US Directions

Events

5K Run & Walk with the Dogs - Memorial Park, 10:00AM Start

$30 10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1K KIDS Fun Run & Walk - Memorial Park, 10:00AM Start

$15 10:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT
50 spots left. Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 3 - 10.

VIRTUAL 5K Run & Walk with the Dogs - Anywhere, Anytime

$30 Price increases after March 31, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

MEMORIAL PARK
Robert Cahill Drive
Beacon, NY US 12508

About Us

The Animal Rescue Foundation is a no-kill, all volunteers, animal rescue and shelter located in Beacon New York. Since our founding in 1986, we rescue, rehabilitate, shelter and find forever homes for thousands of cats and dogs. Many of our dogs are rescued from kill shelters and relocated to ARF via air or ground transport networks. All of ARF’s animals are vet checked, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered before adoption. In addition, we house and care for those that need more time to find just the right forever home. For some, elderly animals and those with disabilities or medical conditions, where adoption is unlikely, we provide permanent care so they can live out their lives safely and comfortably. As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we depend on fundraising events like this and donations to continue our work.

Description

Join the Annual ARF 5K Run & Walk With The Dogs in Memorial Park and help save the lives of hundreds of cats and dogs!
The 5K Run & Walk With The Dogs is Beacon's only nonprofit sporting event dedicated to saving animals' lives. On this day, animal lovers and athletes of all ages lace up and hit the pavement in support of ARF where 100% of the profits goes to support the animals.

The 1K Kids Fun Run is limited to 50 children ages 3-10. All 1K participants will receive a finisher prize. 

Registration is $40 per 5K runner of all ages and $30 per 1K KID FUN Runner ages 3-10 which entitles you to a T-Shirt (if you register by April 30th), a Chip Running Bib #, water, and snacks. Children 3 and under are free, no registration required.

Early Bird Special
If you register before March 31st, your registration fee will be $30 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K KID Fun Run. So please don't hesitate! The discount is automatic, no coupon or code required!

Special Instructions & Notices

ROADS ARE OPEN TO TRAFFIC! 
While traffic is pretty light this time of day, the roads are not closed, the roads are open to traffic. For your safety and the safety of all participants, please stay on the sidewalks. Use extreme caution at intersections. Those with strollers should use extreme caution especially when approaching other runners and allow ample space, particularly on hills. We recommend strollers line up toward the back just so that the large pack has a chance to spread out a bit to minimize any chance of injury.  

ALL DOGS!
All dogs present, whether participating in the event or not must be on NON-RETRACTABLE leash and current on their vaccines. They must be well-behaved and non-aggressive with people, children, and other dogs.

SMALL CHILDREN!
Parents with small children, please educate your child on how to approach a dog.  We are always careful watching the crowds and pets to ensure everyone stays safe. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO WATCH YOUR CHILD AND OTHER PETS. - ROAD CLOSURES - The roads around the course will be closed for the duration of the race. Follow detour instructions from police officers or event staff on site.

Event Sponsorships

Your Support Saves Lives. Join the Fun!
There are so many ways for businesses and community groups to join in the ARF 5k Run. Let’s work together to make this year a lifesaving success!

Monetary Sponsorships! 
The ARF 5k Run & Walk With The Dogs is a fantastic marketing opportunity for your business! This highly anticipated event receives widespread attention from the Hudson Valley area broadcast and print media, providing a unique and inexpensive way for you to reach out to the over one million pet owners in and around the Dutchess County. Choose your sponsorship level and we will partner with you to activate your customized experience. Email Us for a complete list of sponsorship levels and  minimum commitments.

Donation/ In-Kind Sponsorships!
Donate products to help us offset production cost of this popular event. You may also donate prized items, gift cards and certificates for raffle and for various prizes to our winners. From promotional items, events t-shirts to food and beverages, The value of your donated items will be converted to a sponsorship level and you will reap all the benefits under that level. Email Us for a complete list of requested items.

Vendors!
For a minimal fee you can be one of our vendors and showcase your products and services. Some vendors experiences include demonstration and raffles to benefit ARF. Email Us for a more information.

Teams & Fundraise

FUNDRAISE FOR ARF
Prizes will be awarded to Top Individual, Top Team with highest funds raised and Largest Team. 

Highest Individual Fundraiser
1) Register for the 5K and select "Become a Fundraiser" to create a fundraising page.
2) Set your Goal, customize your Fundraiser URL and Story.
3) Invite your friends, families and co-workers to donate.
4) The Individual with the highest dollar raised will receive a prize.

Highest Team Fundraiser
1) The team captain registers as the first person on the team and Create a Team Fundraiser.
2) Set your Goal and customize your Story.
3) Invite your friends, family and co-workers to register as a team AND donate!!!
4) Team members register for the race and join the team by selecting the team name from the list of already registered teams.
5) The team with the highest dollar raised will receive a prize.

Largest Participating Team
1) The team captain registers as the first person on the team and Create a Team Fundraiser.
2) Set your Goal and customize your Story.
3) Invite your friends, family and co-workers to register as a team AND donate!!!
4) Team members register for the race and join the team by selecting the team name from the the list of already registered teams.
5) The team with the largest participating members will receive a prize.

*NOTE: Individuals within a team ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for Top Individual Fundraising Prize.

Awards & Amenities

Giveaways
Unisex Event T-Shirts to participants registered by April 30th. 

1K Prizes
All 50 participating children 3-10 years will receive a finisher prize.

5K Awards
1st-3rd Overall Male, Female 

1st Age Group Male, Female:
8 & Under, 9-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 & Over

5K Dog Awards & Prizes
Top 3 Overall Dogs
Dog in Best Costume

*NOTE:
Overall Winners AND 1K Participants ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for Age Group Prizes.

Following the race, all participants are invited to join in a fun-filled vendor expo day featuring family-friendly activities, music, raffles, and more!

Email Us if you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor of the event.
Music provided by DJ Vybe
Face Painting
Post Run Refreshments & Awards provided by local businesses
Raffles & Sponsors Giveaways provided by local businesses

Volunteer

Volunteers are the driving force behind the success of this event.
Various opportunities are available for individuals and groups such as students, local group and community organizations to participate. For information, please click HERE TO VOLUNTEER or EMAIL US.

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Virtual Experience

Who? Anyone
When? Begins May 19th through the end of the month
Why? To help support the animals at ARF
Where? The comfort of your home or in your neighborhood
For the rest of the month of May, you can run or walk your 5K (3.1 mile) anywhere, anytime you choose. Simply register and complete your event by May 31st then if you wish, you can upload your finish time into our virtual leaderboard on RunSignup.

How to do a virtual 5K
1 - You can run, walk or run/walk a 5K course near you, map out your own, or use a treadmill.
2 - To keep track of your activity time you may use a stopwatch, GPS watch, or smartphone.
3 - To track your distance, you may map out your activity or use a GPS watch, choose your route.
4 - Grab your pup and go. 
5 - Make it fun: Costumes are welcomed and if you participated in any of our prior year events, wear your t-shirt from that event and take a selfie and post on your social media and tag ARFBeacon.
6 - Upload your time as soon as you've finished and within the deadline. 

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