Lycoming County SPCA Paws Run

2020 Event Cancelled

The 2020 Paws Run Has Been Cancelled

In support of Governor Wolf’s Statewide COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts, the 2020 Paws Run has been cancelled.  There are no plans to reschedule the event for a later date this year.  We do look to bring the event back in 2021.  We appreciate everyone who has participated in past years and who has expressed an interest in participating in this year’s event.

Participants who have already registered for the event have the option of requesting a refund or choosing to donate their entry fee to support the Lycoming County SPCA.  Participants who have registered can indicate their choice by clicking on the registration button on this page.

  • Participants who choose to continue their support of the Lycoming County SPCA can do so by donating their entry fee to support the cause.
  • Participants who request a refund will be sent a check from the Lycoming County SPCA for the amount paid for registration minus the $3.00 registration fee (paid by those who registered online).

We thank you for your understanding and continued support during this difficult time.

Runners & Canines

Have fun at this pet encouraged 2.5 mile run and walk and 5 mile 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.

Participants who have already registered can use this link to indicate how they want their registration fee handled.

Sign up to volunteer for the Paws Run.

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

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 (with or without a pet) 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 Falcon Race Timing.

Preregistration: $25/individual, $40 per family of up to 3 family members. Pre-registration closes on Wednesday, April 8th 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 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 Thursday, March 26th at 11:59 p.m.. Others will receive shirts and bandanas while supplies last.

Awards

Prizes for the 2.5 mile event: 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.

Prizes for the 5 mile event: Top three male and female finishers in each age group, overall male and female runners ($100 Elite Feet gift card for the top male and top female human finisher), 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. 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

Email: Racedirector09@gmail.com
Phone/Text: (570) 220-9736

Race Committee:

Andrea Sapiente
Brandie Green
Chris Ditzler
Christa Watson
Erin Dunleavy
Jaime Binkley
Jeff Cook
Lucy Binkley
Robyn Hannan
Sophia Binkley
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.

2020 Event Sponsors

Title Sponsors – $1,500 plus

Great Dane Sponsors – $500 plus

Tim Mallery

Peacock Sponsors – $300 Plus

Kitten Sponsors – $100 Plus

Borough of South Williamsport
Brite Laundry Center
Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland
Drier and Dieter Law Offices
Dunkin Donuts
Grand Rental Station
In-Balance Pilates and Massage
Independent Fire Co.
Kellogg Co.

KBF Print Technology
Lewisburg Veterinary Hospital
Liberty Mountain
Loyalsock Animal Hospital, Inc.
Mayer Sport
Rev. Colleen Fritz, OMC -Divine Doorway, LLC
Trinity Farm
World of Little League Baseball

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