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Bark in the Park

Get out and run for charity!

runner and dogs7:00am - Registration

8:30am - 5k Run

9:00am - 1 Mile Dog Walk

9:30am - Costume Contest

Join us with or without your dog to take part in our annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Dog walk in the capital city. Celebrate Halloween and come in dressed up (you or your dog!) and participate in our costume contest. Whether you walk or run, the day will be fun! Get pledges - either in person or online - and help raise money for animals in need in Pennsylvania. Whether you create a team or go it alone, every dollar counts.elped already.

Use the links below to find out everything about Bark in the Park!

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Be a sponsor


Register online now and get started raising money for Pennsylvania's animals in need!

Get Pledges

pledge formWhile it's fun to run, pledges are the important so that The Last Chance Fund can provides monies for the care of abused, neglected, or injured unowned companion animals. Funds are only generated through donations, so that's why it's so important to get pledges before race day. Tell your friends, your family, your co-workers - spread the word!

If you're registered for the race, simply log in and click the fundraising tab at the top and explore your options. To get pledges in person, click "Download Forms" and you can email a printable pledge sheet to yourself. You can take it with you to work, school, church, and the donations you collect can be brought with you on race day.

FacebookYou can also get pledges online by clicking "Get Sponsors". You can use your own email or the website's email system to solicit pledges. You can even click on the Get Social button at the bottom of the page and login to Facebook. Once you're logged, just click on "Share Your Page" and each of your Facebook friends will know that you're part of Bark in the Park and are looking for support.

If you're not registered for the race but want to donate to The Last Chance Fund, you can do so by clicking here and choosing entering your donation amount in the "Restricted to TLC Fund" line.

Can't participate but want to help? You can be a sponsor instead! Here are some of the ways:
  • Monetary donations—monetary donations offset the costs associated with Bark in the Park and allows race registrations and pledges to go directly to The Last Chance Fund.
  • Doggie Bag Donations—Items to be donated to include in gift bags distributed to the first 250 pre-registered runners/walkers
  • Food/Beverage Donations—Food or beverages to be provided to runners/walkers/furry companions before, during, or after the race
  • Service Donations—Services offered to runners/walkers/furry companions before, during, or after the race, ie: nail trimming for dogs, massage, etc.
If you'd like to be a sponsor in any of the above ways, contact Christine Gacono at cgacono@pavma.org.