Lycoming County SPCA Paws Run

Saturday, April 8, 2023 - Race Starts at 9:00 a.m.

Runners & Canines

New for 2023:  In 2023 the event will change from the traditional 2.5 and 5 mile events to one 5k event.  More information on the new course will be coming soon. 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, 2023. Pre-registration closes Wednesday, April 5 at 12 noon.   Anyone registering after this time must go through on-site registration at the event.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering! 

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 5th 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 Thursday, March 23rd 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 Binkley
  • Jeff Cook
  • Joel Harris
  • Missy Black
  • Steve Blaker
  • Steve Schall
  • Tammie Cristini
  • Tim Mallery


Course Map

New 5K course for 2023 will be posted soon.

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.

2022 Event Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Tim Mallery

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Borough of South Williamsport
Brewster’s Real Ice Cream
Independent Fire Co.
KBF Print Technology
Kellogg Co.
Loyalsock Animal Hospital, Inc.
Mazzullo’s Premier Auto Spa
Planet Fitness
South Williamsport Fire Department
World of Little League Baseball

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