Paws for a Cause 5K & 1 Mile Run-Walk

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Grab your running shoes and join us for a run! 

September 23, 2017 | 9:30 am | Ox Bow Park


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September 23, 2017 5K or 1 mile run/walk at Ox Bow Park in Goshen, IN

**Updates** 9-14-17
Shirt Order – We will be placing our shirt order on Monday (September 18). To be guaranteed a shirt, please registers before 11:59pm on Sunday – September 17.
Packet Pick Up — Friday (September 22) 4pm – 7pm at Humane Society of Elkhart County – 54687 CR 19, Bristol, IN 46507 and starting at 8am on race day at Ox Bow Park (September 23, 2017).
We are excited to announce that Mrs. America, Mekayla Eppers will be joining us on Saturday. She will be leading everyone in the race warm-up! Thank you Mekayla for joining us!


Please join the Humane Society of Elkhart County on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Ox Bow Park in Goshen, IN for a timed trail run/walk in a pleasant natural environment. Runners, walkers and their dog-on-trail-run-thinkstockphotos-469648443dogs will be gathering to enjoy time together, activities, great music and sharing with others.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the day to day operations of our shelter. We serve the 4,500 plus animals admitted to the shelter each year. Often we see over 53 species a year coming in the shelter.

Click here to download a printable version of the registration form.

We welcome family and dogs to this event!*

5K Price: $26.00 Race Fee* + $2.50 SignUp Fee
*Race fee increases to $28.00 after August 31, 2017
*Race fee increases to $30.00 after September 21, 2017

1 Mile Price: $16.00 Race Fee* + $2.50 SignUp Fee
*Race fee increases to $18.00 after August 31, 2017
*Race fee increases to $20.00 after September 21, 2017


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& other Family & Dog Activities!


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Thanks to our Sponsors!


Top Dog and Cat Sponsors:

Tail Wagger Sponsors:

Barks & Purrs Sponsors:



Media Sponsor:

Paws & Whisker Sponsors:

Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance
Beacon Health Systems
Cleer Vision Windows, Inc.
Faithful Friends Pet Cremation Services
Images Jewelers
Lochmandy Motors
Marson International LLC
State Farm Agent Kathy Nobles


Puppy & Kitten Sponsors:

Goshen Hospital
Heart City Automotive
Debra Hogan CPA
Merle Holden Insurance
Ann & William Simon
Warrick & Boyn, LLP


Learn more about sponsorship opportunities at:

*By attending this event with your dog you are verifying that your canine is social with other animals and humans, young and old. Your dog is up to date on its vaccinations and will be on a maximum 6 foot leash and under your control at all times. Please be aware that dogs showing signs of illness, aggression to other animals or humans, or that are not contained on a 6 foot leash may be removed from the event/park. All pet walkers/runners are required to clean up after their pet and dispose of any and all pet waste properly. We appreciate your cooperation. There will be a park fee of $2 per auto to enter the park.



We send a huge thank you for Meagan Gilbert Photography and all the wonderful photos she took at our Paws for a Cause race/walk!

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