Runners & Canines

Have fun at this pet encouraged 2.5 mile run and walk and 5 mile run. 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 will remain open until Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 at 12 noon. Register by April 1st to be guaranteed a technical race shirt for participating humans and a Paws Run bandanna for participating dogs.
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Sign up to volunteer for the Paws Run
Your participation in the Paws Run 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.

2.5 Mile Run Groups

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

2.5 Mile Walk Groups

One Group

5 Mile Run Groups

One Group
Pet/Human (One Group)

Timing and Scoring

The event will be chip timed by PA Runners.

Entry Fee

Preregistration: $25/individual, $40 per family of up to 3 family members. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, April 12th at 12 noon.

On-site Registration: $30/individual, $45 per family of up to 3 family members.

T-Shirts and Bandanas

Registration includes a short sleeve technical running shirt (male and female cut) and a matching dog bandana for those participating in the Pet/Human category. Shirts and bandanas are guaranteed to all participants whose pre-registration is received by April 1st. Others will receive shirts and bandanas while supplies last.


Prizes for the 2.5 mile event: Top three male and female finishers in each age group, overall male and female runners, top three male and female walkers, and top 10 pet/human finishers.

Prizes for the 5 mile event: Top 5 overall male and female runners and the top 3 pet/human finishers.

Race Course

Our course caters to runners, walkers, and pet/human teams who will all participating together on the same course. The course loops through the South Williamsport Community Park and Little League International’s baseball stadiums. Both the 2.5 and 5 mile run contain a short but steep climb up and around Little League International’s Headquarters and back down for an unforgettable view of that makes the climb all worthwhile. What would a dog-friendly event be without a division for dogs participating with their humans? The course offers water stations for humans and dogs and dog waste disposal receptacles along the course.

Questions Contact

Phone/Text: (570) 220-9736

Race Committee:

Andrea Sapiente
Chase Kelch
Chris Ditzler
Eric Fetherston
Erica Trimble
Jaime Binkley
Jeff Cook
Kelli Smith
Mindee Lyon
Phyllis Sieber
Robyn Hannon
Steve Blaker
Tammie Cristini
Tim Mallery

Course Map

2.5-Mile Course

The 2.5-Mile course follows the white line around the Park and up around the top of Little League. At the 2.5 & 5 - split point, the 2.5-mile participants take a right turn into the Park and follow the turquoise line down the finishing stretch.

5-Mile Course

The 5-Mile course begins by following the white line around the Park and up around the top of Little League. At the 2.5 & 5 - split point, the 5-mile participants go straight following the red line for an out and back on the bike path. The turn around point on the bike path is just after the bike path crosses under the Market Street Bridge. After completing the out and back on the bike path, 5 mile participants take a left turn into the Park following the turquoise line down the finishing stretch (same finishing stretch used by the 2.5-mile participants)

Course Terrain

The beginning of the course for both the 2.5-mile and 5-mile participants is a combination of paved areas and areas of short-trimmed grass paths giving sections of the course a "cross-country" feel. The starting line is wide which allows participants to spread out across the starting area. Once the course reaches the Little League park, the course climbs up to the top of the stadiums, crosses through a parking lot, and returns down the other side all on paved roadways.

Water stations and restrooms

Water stations for people and animals will be provided at the start/finish line, half way up the Little League hill climb, and where the 5-mile course crosses Sylvan Del. Porta-potties are at the start/finish line and rest rooms are available at the first water stop on Little League hill. Dog waste disposal receptacles will be available at each water station.

2017 Event Sponsors

Title Sponsors - $1,500 plus

Great Dane Sponsors - $500 plus

Peacock Sponsors - $300 Plus


Roy and Lorrie Tuller

Team Ferrous Reynolds - Jim Reynolds

Tim Mallery

Eric Fetherston

Kitten Sponsors - $100 Plus

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