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 at 12 noon. Register by April 1st to be guaranteed a technical race shirt for participating humans and a Paws for a Cause bandanna for participating dogs.
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Your participation in the Paws for a Cause 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

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
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 2 or more. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, April 12th at 12 noon.

On-site Registration: $30/individual, $45 per family of 2 or more.

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 April 1st. Others will receive shirts and bandannas while supplies last.

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

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

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

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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