Run for the Animals & Barktoberfest will be on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Karst Farm Park.
Please join us at the 24th annual Run for the Animals & Barktoberfest event! Run for the Animals is a timed 5K run/walk and event at Karst Farm Park, with all of the proceeds benefiting the programs and services of MCHA. Barktoberfest, happening before, 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! This event is so important to the Monroe County Humane Association and our ability to provide the many programs and services that would otherwise not exist in our community.
MCHA aims to work towards a more humane future for Monroe County pets by coordinating accessible veterinary care through the Nonprofit Veterinary Clinic, offering a free pet food and supply resource pantry, humane education, funding assistance for spay/neuter surgeries, and coordinating a pet therapy program—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 private 501c3 non-profit that receives no funding from national organizations or tax dollars.
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
Online registration is now closed.
You can register on-site on the day of the event.
Both the 5K race and walk are family and dog friendly. Friendly dogs are welcome and should be spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations, and on a 6-ft lead (please leave retractable leashes at home).
2018 Results & Photos
Barktoberfest & On-Site Run Registration
Peanut Butter Contest
Best Trick Contest
Run Registration Closes
5K Run/Walk Race Begins
Best Costume Contest
5K Run/Walk Race Awards
Games and activities for both two & four-footed family members
Off-leash play area
Vendors & sponsors