Lycoming County SPCA Paws Run

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - Race Starts at 9:00 a.m.

Runners & Canines

 Have fun at this pet encouraged 5k walk/run. All money raised will assist the Lycoming County 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.

Registration is scheduled to open on January 1, 2024. Pre-registration closes Wednesday, April 10 at 12 noon.   Anyone registering after this time must go through on-site registration at the event.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.  Volunteers are needed for several roles on the day of event. Sign up to volunteer using this link.  Register to volunteer by March 20 to receive an event shirt. 

Your participation in the Paws Run event will assist the Lycoming County 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.

Race Information

5k Run Groups

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Pet/Human (One Group)

5k Walk (with or without a pet) Groups

One Group

Timing and Scoring

The event will be chip timed by Falcon Race Timing.

Preregistration: $30/individual, $20 for children under 14 years of age. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, April 10th at 12 noon.

On-site Registration: $35/individual, $25 for children under 14 years of age.

T-Shirts and Bandanas

Registration includes a long sleeve shirt  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 Wednesday, March 20th at 11:59 p.m.. Others will receive shirts and bandanas while supplies last.


Prizes: Top three male and female finishers in each age group, overall male and female runners ($50 Elite Feet gift card for the top male and top female human finisher), top three male and female walkers, and top 5 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.  The course contain a short but steep climb up and around Little League International’s Headquarters and back down for an unforgettable view 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:
  • Alyssa Correll
  • Erin Dunleavy
  • Jaime Mallery
  • Joel Harris
  • Steve Blaker
  • Steve Schall
  • Tim Mallery


5K Course Map

5K Course

The 5K course starts by the registrations pavilions and winds through the Park to the far end of the Park before coming back out on to East Central Avenue.  The course then follows East Central Avenue to the bottom of Little League Hill to the start of the climb up to the top of the Little League stadium.  After going around Little League Headquarters (along route 15)  the course comes back down the hill.  The course finishes by taking East Mountain Avenue back to East  Central Avenue (to the three way intersection) and then following East Central Avenue to the start of the bike path at the end of the park.  Participants finish the 5k by entering the park on the bike path at the end of the park and following it by the dog park, around the baseball field by the start line then to the finish line which is back by the registration pavilions.

Course Terrain

The beginning of the course 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 and half way up the Little League hill climb. 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.

2024 Event Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Tim Mallery

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Borough of South Williamsport
Dunkin’ Donuts
Independent Fire Co.
KBF Print Technology

Kellogg’ Co.
South Williamsport Fire Department
World of Little League Baseball
Wyatt Laubacher, 1st Place Paws Run 2023





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