Runners & Canines

Have fun at this pet encouraged 5K event. All money raised will assist the SPCA in continuing to protect all types of domestic animals in Lycoming County. Event features categories for runners, walkers, and human/pet teams all participating on the same course.

Where is it?

The event will take place at South Williamsport Community Park. The Park is located at 545 East Central Avenue in South Williamsport and is near the Little League Stadium. The race starts at 9 am with on-site registration starting at 7:30 am. Registration and packet pick up will occur at Pavilion #3.

Register Today

Online registration is now closed. Participants can still pre-register up until Friday, April 15th at the Lycoming County SPCA located at 2805 Reach Road in Williamsport. Participants may also register the day of the race. Approximately 200 runners, walkers, and put/human teams are currently registered.
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Your participation in the Paws for a Cause 5K event will assist the SPCA in continuing to protect all types of domestic animals in Lycoming County by providing temporary shelter, emergency treatment, investigation and prosecution of cruelty or abuse complaints, adoption and counseling as well as education programs.

5K Run Groups

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Pet/Human (One Group)


Under 50, 50+


Trophies to the top three male and female finishers in each age group, overall male and female finishers and the top ten pet/human finishers.

Timing and Scoring

The event will be chip timed by PA Runners.

Entry Fee

Preregistration: $20 runners, $23 pet/human teams

On-site Registration: $25 runners, $28 pet/human teams

T-Shirts and Bandannas

Registration includes a short sleeve technical running shirt (male and female cut) and a matching dog bandanna for those participating in the Pet/Human category. Shirts and bandannas are guaranteed to all participants whose pre-registration is received by March 29th. Others will receive shirts and bandannas while supplies last.

Race Course

The 5k Race Course goes through various sections of South Side Community Park and the surrounding streets. The course has some grass, cross country style sections and sections in which participants will be on bike paths or street shoulders. On just about all of the course, participants have the option of running/walking on grass making it a dog friendly event. Water stations for people and dogs will be set up at various points on the course. See the course map below.

Questions Contact

Tim Mallery
Phone/Text: (570) 220-9736

Race Committee:
Amanda Buggy, Shannon Butters
Jeff Cook, Jackie Eckard
Eric Fetherston, Robyn Hannan
Chase Kelch, Mindee Lyon
Tim Mallery, Andrea Sapiente
Kelli Smith

Course Map

Pet Comeback Stories

Do you have a pet who has come back from adversity? If you think your pet has an inspirational story to tell, submit your pet’s story by completing the form below.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Pet's Story

Once your pet story has been submitted register to participate in the 5k pet/human category with your pet. All stories submitted by April 13th will be entered in the Pet Come Back Contest. All entries will be judged by the Race Committee and winners will be announced at the race awards ceremony.

2016 Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor - $1,500 plus

Great Dane Sponsors - $500 plus

Peacock Sponsors - $300 Plus

Kitten Sponsors - $100 Plus

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