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Friends of the Animal Shelter Run/Walk for the Paws 5k
April 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
||Friends of the Animal Shelter is hosting their 9th annual Run/Walk for the Paws 5K. 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. The race course is handicap accessible and relatively flat, but does have a few areas of slight uphill incline. Participants will run/walk from the parking lot across from Bode Ice Arena along the scenic Southwest Parkway to Bartlett Park, then turn around at Bartlett Park and make their way back to the start line. 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. Awards for first, second and third place for male and female participants in the following age groups will be given: 12 and under, 13 -19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60+. Awards for first, second and third place dog finishers will be given as well!