Run for the Animals & Barktoberfest
The Run for the Animals is a timed, mag7 5K run/walk, with all of the proceeds benefiting the programs and services of MCHA.
Barktoberfest, happening both during and after the race events, includes vendors, an off-leash dog play area, and tons of other fun activities for both families and furry friends! Grab something from our wishlist and bring it to Barktoberfest!
This event is so important to the Monroe County Humane Association and our ability to provide so many programs and services that would otherwise not exist in our community. MCHA works toward a more humane future for Monroe County pets by combating animal cruelty, offering humane education, coordinating a pet therapy program, offering a low-cost mobile vaccine clinic, minor medical veterinary clinic, and funding assistance for spay/neuter or emergency medical needs—many lives, human and animal alike, are touched by the work of the MCHA. All this and more is only possible because of the generous support of our community. MCHA is a 501c3 non-profit that receives no funding from national organizations or tax dollars.
In 2017, we welcomed over 200 runners and walkers and 100 furry friends to the event!
Don’t miss one of the greatest opportunities to support local animal welfare in our community.
Are you a Vendor or a Sponsor?
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Day of Event Schedule
9:30 AM Vendor Set-up
10:00 AM Barktoberfest begins
10:30 - 12:00 PM On-site Run Registration
10:45 AM On-site Demonstration
11:00 AM Contest: Best Trick
11:45 AM Contest: Peanut Butter
12:05 PM 5K Run/Walk Warm Up
12:15 PM 5K Run Race Begins
12:20 PM 5K Walk Race Begins
12:30 PM On-site Demonstration
1:00 PM Contest: Best Costume
1:00 PM On-site Demonstration
1:15 PM 5K Run/Walk Race Awards
2:00 PM Barktoberfest ends
Vendors: For $75, you may attend the Run for the Animals and Barktoberfest event, but you are required to bring all of your own supplies.
Deadline to Register as a Vendor: Friday, September 14
Sponsors: For a sponsorship at varied levels, you receive both marketing and on-site benefits for your support of the event!
Deadline to Register as a Vendor: Friday, August 31