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8th Annual Friends of the Animal Shelter Run/Walk for the Paws 5K
April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 8th Annual Friends of the Animal Shelter Run/Walk for the Paws 5K will be held on April 16th at 9:00am. You can register at runsignup.com/runforpaws. The race will start in the parking lot across from Bode Ice Arena, 2500 Southwest Parkway, St Joseph, MO 64503. Parking will be available in the Phil Welch Stadium parking lots, Rec Center or grassy lots across the street. This event is dog-friendly, so we greatly encourage you to bring your dog(s) to join you for the race, provided they are friendly with people and other dogs and are have updated rabies vaccinations. Local pet-related businesses/organization will have booths for participants to browse and there will also be a kid’s activity booth. The race will be chip timed by local business ShowMe Running Company with instant results and finish line photos. Participants will run/walk from the parking lot across from Bode Ice Arena along the scenic Southwest Parkway trail to Bartlett Park, then turn around at Bartlett Park and make their way back to Bode Ice Arena along the Southwest Parkway. There will be water, coffee, bananas and other breakfast food at the start/finish area. Volunteers will also be handing out water to participants along the course during the race.