Bark in the Park 2021 is back!
This year’s event will feature both in-person and virtual options for both the 5k run and 1-mile walk. Please be sure to select the appropriate registration. Prizes will be awarded to in-person participants only. If you and your dog are both able to comfortably go the distance, dogs are welcome to join their owners on the 5K (USATF Certified) run. The course begins and ends on City Island and includes Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park.
Join us October 24, 2021 for Animal Care PA’s Bark in the Park
We are celebrating our 12th year hosting this fundraising event and we are shooting for the moon! This is an amazing opportunity for you to help FEED and CARE for Pennsylvania animals in need so come join the FUN!
Timeline of events:
7:30 AM - Registration/Check-in begins
9:00 AM - 5K Run
9:30 AM - 1 Mile Walk
10:00 AM - 5K Prizes
10:30 AM - Raffles closes
10:30 AM - Costume Parade
11:00 AM - ACPA Presentation
11:15 AM - Raffle winners Posted
11:15 AM - Costume Contest Prizes
Prizes will be awarded to the top overall fastest male and female runners and the top three male and female runners in the following age groups:
- 11 and under
- Water will be provided for both you and your dog along the course
- Walk or run with only one dog per person
- Run only if your dog (and you) can comfortably go the distance
- Use a 6-foot or shorter, non-retractable leash
- Make sure your dog has current ID, dog license and rabies vaccination tags
- Bring bags and clean up after your dog
- Bring dogs that are 6 months or older only.
- Unaltered dogs may attend if they have previously been in group settings with other dogs
- Must be registered by October 8 to be guaranteed a shirt from the event.
Costume Parade & Contest
Have even more fun on race day when you and/or your dog dress up in costume and participate in our costume contest! Prizes in several categories will be awarded to individuals, dogs, individuals with dogs, and groups.
We Are Looking For Sponsors
Help us raise money to FEED and CARE for animals in need by becoming a sponsor of Bark in the Park. Your monetary donation directly helps PA animals in need. We have sponsorships for every budget!
Who Benefits From This Event?
Proceeds from this event go to fund Animal Care PA’s community-based programs that FEED and CARE for animals in need.
About Bark in the Park:
Bark in the Park, Animal Care PA's major annual fundraising event, includes a 5K run and 1-mile dog walk as well as a pet costume contest. Proceeds benefit Animal Care PA’s 3 programs: FEED, CARE, EDUCATE. The FEED program, Henry’s Helping Paws, provides pet food for animals owned by senior citizens who struggle financially to provide for their beloved pets. The CARE program, The Last Chance, helps pay for veterinary care needed for animals owned or unowned, when funds otherwise are not available and are needed for life-saving efforts. The EDUCATE program provides scholarships to veterinary and veterinary technology students who demonstrate financial need and leadership skills.