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Friends of the Animal Shelter’s 7th Annual “Run/Walk for the Paws 5K”

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At 8 a.m. April 17, run or walk with your furry friend during this scenic 3.1 mile race along St. Joseph’s beautiful parkway system. The race will start in the parking lot across from Bode Ice Arena. Parking will be available in the Phil Welch Stadium parking lots, Rec Center, or grassy lots across the street. Local pet-related businesses/organizations will have booths for participants to browse and there will also be a kids activity booth. The race will be chip timed by local business ShowMe Running Company with instant results and finish line photos. The racecourse is handicap accessible and relatively flat but does have a few areas of slight uphill incline (1-2%).

You can register online for $30 through April 16 at https://runsignup.com/runforpaws Your registration fee will go towards the Wags to Wishes Campaign for a new St. Joseph Animal Shelter!
You can pick up registration packets on Friday, April 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the future home of the St. Joseph Animal Shelter (5909 Corporate Dr. St. Joseph, MO 64507) or on the day of the race from 8-8:50 a.m. at the race start location at Bode Ice Arena.

Race Day Schedule:
8:00-10:30 a.m. – Vendors and kid’s activity booths will be open
8:00-8:50 a.m. – Late registration and packet pickup
9:00 a.m. – 5K Run/Walk begins
10:00-10:30 a.m. – Awards

Additional race information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/RunforthePaws5K/
For more information about Friends of the St. Joseph Animal Shelter or to donate, please visit: www.petforu.com