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Paw Prints 5K Run/Walk Pet Fest

Sunday October 4th, 2020

Eastampton, NJ

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CELEBRATING Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter's 10 Year Anniversary!!


On Sunday, October 4th, 2020 join us to raise awareness and funds to help the homeless animals in Burlington County. The off road 5K course winds through beautiful, historic Smithville Park in Eastampton. For those who prefer a shorter distance, there will be a fun one-mile trail walk. Participants are welcomed to run or walk with their dog or cat (stroller/picture).

You will make new friends, including the four legged kind.  With your help and our commitment, Friends of Burlington County Animal Shelter will continue our efforts to become a no-kill community for companion animals by 2025!  This is our largest fundraising event and the proceeds will help fund advanced medical care, spay/neuter assistance, our trap-neuter-return and foster programs. Everyone is encouraged to solicit pledges because we all believe in second chances. 

Get involved today by forming a team with your friends and family or registering as an individual. If you don't live in the area or have trouble walking, you can join us by participating virtually.

NEW FOR 2020!! Pet Fest (formerly Raining Cats & Dogs Family Fest)  Lots of fun for the whole family!  Vendors, Games, Prizes, Pet Contest, Big Dog 50/50 Raffle and more!!

For more information about our mission, visit the Friends of BCAS website

Race Information

Date and Time: Sunday, 10/04/20  5K and Pet Fest begins at 10:00am and concludes at 3:00 pm.   All details coming soon!!                                                                                                                                                                                            

Registration Costs and Deadlines: 

  • 5K Run: $30 or $20 age 17 or under through 9/27/20

  • Fun 1-Miler: $20 or $10 age 17 or under through 9/27/20

  • Virtual Runner: $10 through 9/27/20

  • Day of Registration  $40 for Adults/$20 age 17 or under *all events

First (100) registered participants will receive standard event t-shirt (virtual runners are excluded).   

Fundraising Prizes/Awards:

Raise $100+ to receive a Paw Prints performance style t-shirt and race bag. Any donations received at check-in will count toward prizes/awards.


$250+ fundraising will receive a special gift, VIP Check In, verbal recognition during opening ceremony and name on event signage. 

ALL VIP participants will receive free registration for 2021 Paw Prints 5K!!!

**Highest individual fundraiser overall (minimum $500) will have his/her pet featured on the front of the 2021 Paw Prints 5K t-shirt!!!  Winner announced 30 days post event (11/4/20)


Day Of Individual Fundraising Prizes

  • 1st place: $100 gift card 

  • 2nd place: $50 gift card

  • 3rd place: $25 gift card

Day Of Team Fundraising Prizes

  • $2,500+: name on recognition banner/group photo featured on Friends website/VIP check-in/day of verbal recognition

  • $1,000+: name on recognition banner/VIP check-in

  • $500+: name on recognition banner


5K Award Categories

  • Top male and female overall

  • Top male and female overall with a dog

  • Top male and female overall with a cat (picture or jogging stroller)

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd male and female in each age group:

    • 17 and younger

    • 18-29

    • 30-49

    • 50-69

    • 70 and older


Pet Costume Contest (categories - Funniest, Most Creative, Overall)

Winners will receive $50 Gift Card and photo posted on social media



We'll need the support of many volunteers to make this a successful event! Earn community service credit for school. This is a great opportunity for scout troops. Be part of this fun-filled day by lending a hand. Sign up on the 'Volunteer' tab.

Be a Vendor/Exhibit at the Race

Do you have a product or service with an animal-friendly or active/healthy lifestyle focus? We'd love to have you as a vendor at the event. See the 5K vendor application on the 'Vendor/Exhibit' tab for all the details. Applications must be received by Sept. 1, 2020. There is no fee for non-profit organizations, veteran-owned businesses, or government agencies/organizations.

Be a Race Sponsor

Race sponsors have the opportunity to promote their brand to 500+ participants. In addition, opportunities are available, including social media presence to our 23,000+ Facebook followers. Sponsorship starts as low as $100 and money raised will help homeless animals in Burlington County. See the 2020 Paw Prints 5K Sponsorship Packet for all the details on the 'Become a Sponsor' tab. 

Additional Information

  • The 5K course is USATF certified. 

  • All vendors, exhibits and refreshments are set up from 9 am to 2 pm.

  • There will be complimentary pre/post race refreshments available.

Please contact Karen Isky or Beth Sloan @ [email protected] for more information about the race, sponsorship and how to become a prize winner!

Course map: Map of 5K course

Race Distances

Price Register
5K Run/Walk (age 18 or older) Click to Find Out Register »
5K Run/Walk (age 17 or younger) Click to Find Out Register »
Fun Trail 1-Miler (age 18 or older) Click to Find Out Register »
Fun Trail 1-Miler (age 17 or younger) Click to Find Out Register »
Virtual Runner Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

Smithville Park (Historic Mansion Side), Eastampton, NJ

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