Sun May 21, 2023 Stanfordville, NY 12581 US Directions



9:00AM EDT - 1:00PM EDT


Wilcox Memorial Park
Route 199
Stanfordville, NY US 12581


Whether you're team cat or team dog... a road runner or a trail runner... Sneaker Mutt and Eastern Dutchess Road Runners Club invite you to lace up and use your feet to help paws! 


What's the Dirty Paws & Claws 2X5K Relay?

The Dirty Paws and Claws 2X5K Relay combines road running with trail running. Teams of two will complete a 10K course, broken into two 5K legs. The first leg is a 5k road race (Runner #1) and the second leg is a 5k trail race (Runner #2).  Runner #1 will hand off a team baton to Runner #2 in an exchange zone to connect the two 5K legs. This race is limited to 60 TEAMS of 2 runners (any combination of age/gender).

This is a chip timed, Team FUN-RUN, with a gun start. Ranking Results are based on teams OVERALL time: the combined duration of Leg 1, the Exchange Zone & Leg 2. Timing starts at the GUN and STOPS when RUNNER 2/Leg 2 passes over the FINISH LINE.  Runners are not timed individually. We encourage you to use a personal timing device for an un-official time of your 5K Leg. 

Registration *IMPORTANT*

Registration fee covers BOTH runners on a team. Teams are made up of 2 runners, any combination of age/gender.  At the time of registration Teams are required to have a team name (make it paw-some!)  One team member will be responsible for registering both team members. You will need to have your teammates info ready: address, email, phone# and shirt size ladies cut/unisex/no shirt options.



Overall Top 4 Teams   

Finisher Medals for ALL runners   

Best Team Spirit/Flare AWARD 



AWESOME T-SHIRT and TEAM BATON (aka: a dog/cat stuffy)


PACK THE TRUCK for the DCSPCA!   Help us pack the truck with food and supplies for our furry friends and be entered to win a fabulous prize.  Requested donations: Purina Dog Chow (natural), Purina Cat Chow, Dog Treats, Cat Treats, Canned Dog and Cat Food (any kind), Dog Toys, Cat Toys, Bleach (basic disinfecting), Paper Towels, Dawn Dish Soap, Laundry Detergent.

SNEAKERS FOR GOOD Collection! Donate a pair of used sneaker(s) and be entered to win a gift card for a brand new pair of sneakers (of course you get to pick the style and brand)!

RAINBOW BRIDGE CHEER WALL:  Giving to the Rainbow Bridge Cheer Wall is a very special way for you and friends to support the DCSPCA, honor a furry friend(s) and cheer on the runners using their feet to help paws! A CHEER ribbon will be made in the honor/memory of all the furry friend(s) listed with a donation. All ribbons will be displayed at the Rainbow Bridge Cheer Wall the day of the race! Donations can be made by going to the DONATE tab at the top of this page or by visiting this link: RAINBOW BRIDGE CHEER WALL



8:00 am Wilcox Park Opens

8:15 Packet Pickup Opens/Closes 9:00am  

9:00 am Race Festivities Begin / Call to start / National Anthem

9:15 Gun START/FIRST LEG: Road 5K   

10:15  Award Ceremony


CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG? No! Dogs can't run in the race. 

CAN I BRING MY DOG? Yes! Wilcox Park is dog friendly. Dogs must be leashed at all times, are not allowed in water areas, and are to be cleaned up after. 

HOW HILLY IS THIS RACE?  Wilcox Park has hills. It is a challenging race, but coming together as a running community to raise money for our furry friends at the DCSPCA is what makes so much fun.



The DCSPCA is the third oldest animal welfare agency in the United States, formed in 1871 by a group of concerned individuals.  They have served over 6 generations of Hudson Valley residents, and have saved the lives of tens of thousands of animals throughout their notable history and continue to expand our outreach as animals in need know no real boundaries. For more information visit

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