Race Information

  • Name
    Paws in the Park 5K
  • City
    Jackson, MI
    Jackson County
  • Events
    5K run
    Virtual Option
  • Event Categories
  • Race Date
    On-Site Race Aug 14, 2021 Saturday
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    General Information

    As of September 14th, we're still planning on an in-person race with a flexible start from 9am to 10am. All participants do have the option, however, to transfer to the virtual race option. If you have any additional questions, contact us via the form at the bottom of the race page.

    Join us for our 3rd annual 5k run/walk. Paws in the Park is one of Cascades Humane Society’s largest fundraisers of the year!  Paws in the Park 2020 is on Saturday, August 21, 2021 and features a beautiful 5k run/walk through the charming Sparks Foundation Park (aka Cascades Falls Park).  Leashed dogs are welcome to attend and participate in the event. 

    The race will feature competitive start and an open start line from 10:00 am to 10:30 am. This will allow for social distancing and safe racing! 

    How does the competitive and open/flexible start line work? Start the race any time between 10:00 and 10:30 am. Looking for a more competitive start? We will have a mass start at 10:00am, please still observe proper social distancing guidelines.  Keep an eye on the start line and begin your race when it is free of other participants.  The start line will be wide, and the space is very open to allow for proper social distancing. You do not have to feel rushed to get to the starting line. Start your race when you are ready. Timing does not start until you cross the timing mats.

    Can't make it? Join the Paws in the Park Virtual 5k.  Can’t make the race, but want to support CHS and our furry friends? This virtual race you can complete on your own time and at your favorite place.  Run, jog, walk, or roll whenever it is convenient to you. Your swag will be mailed out on August 16th to the address you provide at sign up.  Remember to use Strava, RunKeeper, MapMyRun or your preferred APP to keep track of your route and mileage. 

    We encourage participants to wear a face mask while picking up their packet and at the start/finish of the race. Hand sanitizer will be located around the packet pick up area. 

    Packet Pick Up will be at CHS on Friday, August 20th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm.  We will also have packet pick up on site the morning of the race starting at 9:00am. 


    Awards for top 3 in each age group will be awarded, male and female. The top 3 places in each age group receive a discount for the 2021 race (Coupon emailed to you after the race).  We will also be celebrating our canine participants, top dog awards will be given to the first 3 dogs to cross the finish line!  We will not have an award ceremony.

    Age Groups: 15 and under, 16 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 +


    Coming Soon


    The race will be chip timed by the Michigan Running Foundation


    Come out and help support the runners and walkers and keep our furry friends safe on the course.  All staff and volunteers will wear a face mask.

    We need volunteers for the following:
    -Course marshals
    -Water Stations

    Email Brandy Foor at bfoor@chspets.org to sign up!

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