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Our 11th annual event for runners and walkers of all ages who want to help the animals. Panting for Paws consists of a 5K race which is timed and CARA-certified and a 1 Mile Family Run/Walk.

This year dogs can participate in the 1 Mile Family Run/Walk.  There is no cost for dogs. NOTE: Well-behaved and socialized dogs who are 6 months and older are welcome to participate. Dogs MUST be on leash at all times during this event and while at Lippold Park.

Medals and prizes will be awarded to top female and top male runner. Medals will be awarded to the top three female and top three male runners in the following age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-79, 80 & over.

Participants can register individually or form a team. A fundraising page can also be created to help raise even more for the animals at Helping Paws.


Online registration is open here.

Register early and save $5 on 5K registrations through September 30, 2017.

Vendor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Michelle at sponsorships@helpingpaws.net to receive more details.

2017 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Second Chance Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

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