5K Run & Walk with the Dogs

5K Run & Walk with the Dogs

The ARF 5K promises a morning of fun, bringing together families, fitness enthusiasts, and their furry companions. This exciting event aims to raise crucial funds to support ARF’s mission of providing haven and care for homeless cats and dogs until they’re adopted. Since 1986, our volunteer-run, non-profit, no-kill shelter has rescued, rehabilitated and found loving homes for thousands of cats and dogs.

After the Race

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Race Results

The results are in! Check out your time on the the results board >

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Race & Event Photos

Starting line and finish line photos have already been uploaded to the event website >
We also expect to share more race and event photos over the week following the 5K on Facebook and Instagram.

Important Event Information

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5K Race Info

Find out essential 5K details like ticket prices, course maps, race packet pick up, and the schedule. View all the information here >

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NEW! Kids’ Fun Run

The 1K Kids’ Fun Run is open to children ages 3-10. All 1K participants will receive a prize. Sign up now >

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We have many volunteer roles in the lead up and during the event. Fundraising events like this can’t happen with our volunteers! We welcome students and local groups. Volunteer for the 5K >

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Become a Sponsor

We invite local businesses to become sponsors, demonstrating their commitment to community engagement and animal welfare. Email arfbeacon5k@gmail.com.

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Dog Costume Contest

Don’t forget to dress up your pup in their best costume! At 9:30AM, before the race, Beacon Parks and Recreation Director will judge the dog with the Most Original Costume and Most Hilarious Costume… and there’s prizes!

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Awards & SWAG

Awards will be given out by overall human, dog, and age category finishers. All dogs participating in the 5k receive SWAG (if registered before May 17). Human participants also receive a t-shirt (guaranteed if registered before Apr 30). See all the awards here >

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During the event you’ll have the opportunity to win lots of exciting prizes from local businesses including gift cards, pet swag, and more!

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Become a Vendor

Be one of our vendors and showcase your products or services! Vendors experiences can include demonstrations, pet-themed activities, and raffles. Email arfbeacon5k@gmail.com.

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Dog & Child Safety

With over 200 attendees and 70+ dogs, if you decide to bring your dog with you, follow our guidelines to ensure you, your pet, and everyone else have a great time. Review >

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ARF Merch

We will have Animal Rescue Foundation merch available like t-shirts, tank tops, and dog bandanas. All proceeds directly support the care of the cats and dogs waiting for homes at ARF.

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Face Painting

We’re excited to offer face painting for a small donation!

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During the event, DJ Vybe will keep us energized with music!