Run for the Animals & Barktoberfest will be on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Karst Farm Park. 


Please join us at the 25th 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 has not opened yet. 

You can also register on-site on the day of the event. 

Interested in being a sponsor or vendor?

Click here. Contact Kimberly at kgoy@monroehumane.org if interested. 

Sponsor deadline: Monday, August 31

Vendor deadline: Tuesday, September 8


Event Details

9:30 AM 

10:30 AM 

10:45 AM 

11:00 AM 

11:45 AM 

12:00 PM 

12:15 PM 

12:30 PM 

1:00 PM 

1:15 PM 

2:00 PM 

Vendor Set-Up

Barktoberfest & On-Site Run Registration

On-Site Demonstration

Peanut Butter Contest

Best Trick Contest

Run Registration Closes

5K Run/Walk Race Begins

On-Site Demonstration

Best Costume Contest

5K Run/Walk Race Awards

Barktoberfest Ends 

Barktoberfest Includes:

  • Games and activities for both two & four-footed family members

  • Off-leash play area

  • Doggie contests

  • Demonstrations

  • Vendors & sponsors 

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Animal Care Campus: 791 S Fieldstone Blvd, Bloomington, IN 47403

For appointments, please call: 812-333-6242, ext 2

To fax veterinary records: 812-825-2247

*Administration Address: 3410 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401

*Staff hours may vary. Please call to confirm. Dropping off a donation? We have a donation bin outside of our door that's available any time!

Mailing Address: PO Box 1334, Bloomington, IN 47402​​

**We do not have a shelter.**

    For City of Bloomington shelter hours, adoptable animals, lost/found pets, and animal control, call City of Bloomington Animal Care & Control at 812.349.3492.

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