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Dog-Friendly BARCStoberfest 5K and One-Mile Walk (rescheduled from October 27th)

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the Packet Pick-up session as well as on-site on race day morning.

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The Dog-Friendly BARCStoberfest 5K and One-Mile Walk helps to save homeless animals at BARCS animal shelter. Run/walk as a team with a four-legged buddy, just as yourself or with your fundraising teammates.

We are asking all runners and walkers to create a personal fundraising page. Your fundraising efforts will help us to care for the over 11,000 animals that come to BARCS each year. As Maryland's largest shelter, we could not help these animals—many of which are sick, injured and require urgent care—without your help.

And, getting started is super easy! First, simply register to raise donations for the animals -- you can participate as an individual or start a team with your friends and family. When you raise your first $40, you're automatically part of our One-Mile Walk.

If you are a runner looking to participate in the Dog-Friendly BARCStoberfest 5K race, click register below, and in your confirmation email you will find a link to set up your fundraising page! Every step that’s taken, every dollar that’s raised saves a life at BARCS.


Entry Fees

One-Mile Walkers: Raise or donate at least $40 on your personal fundraising page and you are automatically signed-up to participate in the walk!

5K Runners: $40 per runner

$45 per 5K runner on Race Day 

Please click here for a printable mail in registration form. 

You must register one human per dog! No retractable leashes can be used during the event.

There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.


Event Details


RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration start at 7:30 a.m.
**Please note that race-day pick-up will close promptly at 8:30 a.m.

5K Participant start 9 a.m./Human Dog Team Start 9:05 a.m.


Fundraising

All race participants are encouraged to fundraise by setting up your own fundraising page before or at the conclusion of your registration process. You can run/walk and raise money as an individual or as a 'Pack' team!


Packet Pick-Up

Thursday, October 25 from 5 - 8PM
Monument City Brewing. All runners and walkers will receive one free beer!

Friday, November 2nd from 4-7PM
Charm City Run - McHenry Row (Locust Point)
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

Race Day from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. **Please note that race-day pick-up will close promptly at 8:30 a.m. To avoid long lines at BARCStoberfest, we encourage all runners and walkers to pick up on Thursday or Friday at one of the above venues.**


Course

Runs through beautiful Patterson Park, pavement course.


Awards

Medals will be given to the top three male and female and top three human/dog team.

Prize will be given to top individual fundraiser and the top pack team fundraiser.


Amenities

All participants will receive a race packet, an ultra-soft Ready, Set, SNIFF! race shirt, special pet bandana and FREE entry into the dog-friendly beer garden.

New this year, all 5K registrants will receive complimentary chip timing!

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Post- Race Party

Food, water and entertainment will be available for racers, pets and their families including pet costume contests, shopping at a variety of food and retail vendors, animal rescues, face painting and more. And all runners and walkers receive free entry into the beer garden, which is open from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  


Race Guidelines

You must register one human per dog! No retractable leashes can be used during the event. Please no roller blades, skateboards, scooters, bikes, or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant. There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.


Weather & Event Cancellation

Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at events@charmcityrun.com prior to registering.


Beneficiary

The most powerful wish in an animal shelter comes from such a tiny word... "home." At BARCS, the search for a home is everything - for every neglected cat or dog given up by its family, every kitten and puppy born into an already overpopulated world - home is the ultimate hope.

BARCS is an open-admission shelter, granting refuge to every abandoned, neglected, abused, lost or surrendered animal that comes through our door. A staggering 30 or more animals are surrendered to BARCS every day. No matter what the circumstance, we do not turn away any animal in need of shelter, food, medical care and a loving touch. Yearly, this equates to more than 11,000 dogs, cats, kittens, puppies, and even wildlife and exotic animals that need care and placement.

It is thanks to the generosity from the dedicated friends of BARCS that thousands of abandoned animals are able to leave as cherished pets for their forever homes each year. There are so many suffering, neglected and abandoned pets in Baltimore that still need your help. BARCS strives to save all healthy and treatable animals, but we can only accomplish this goal with your help. Every dollar raised from the BARCStoberfest 5K goes directly towards caring for Baltimore's animals in need.


Race questions? Contact our events team at 410-308-1870 or events@charmcityrun.com.

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Later Event: November 7
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