Register today for our third annual Paw Prints 5K Run/Walk at Smithville Park on Sept. 28

Join us to run and walk for homeless animals in Burlington County on Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. The off-road 5K course winds through beautiful Smithville Park in Eastampton. For those who prefer a shorter distance, we have a fun trail walk that's 1 mile long. It's a family affair, so bring your kids and pets.

Proceeds will help fund advanced medical care, spay and neuter assistance, our TNR program and foster care. Everyone is encouraged to solicit pledges because we all believe in second chances. With your help and our commitment, Burlington County will become a no-kill community for companion animals by 2025!

Packet pick up and same-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. 5K and 1-mile walk start at 9 a.m.

Awards ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.

Welcome packet


Registration Fees:

  • 5K Run/Walk (age 18 or older): $30
  • 5K Run/Walk (age 17 or younger): $20
  • 1 Mile Walk (age 18 or older): $20
  • 1 Mile Walk (age 17 or younger): $10
  • Virtual Runner/Walker: $10

Fees increase by $10 per category for same-day registration.

The first 100 people to register will receive an event t-shirt.

Fundraising Prizes/Awards

Anyone who raises $100 or more will receive a Paw Prints performance t-shirt and race bag. The highest individual fundraiser overall (minimum $500) will have his/her pet featured on the front of the 2020 Paw Prints 5K t-shirt.

View all the special fundraising prizes.

Individual Fundraising Prizes

  • First place: $100 gift card
  • Second place: $50 gift card
  • Third place: $25 gift card

Team Fundraising Prizes

  • $2,500+: name on recognition banner/group photo featured on Friends of BCAS website/VIP check-in/race day verbal recognition
  • $1,000+: name on recognition banner/VIP check-in
  • $500+: name on recognition banner

Pledge sheet


5K Award Categories

  • top three male and female overall
  • top male and female with a dog
  • top male and female with a cat (picture or jogging stroller)
  • top male and female in each age group:
    • 17 and younger
    • 18-29
    • 30-49
    • 50-69
    • 70 and older

VIP Award

$250+ fundraising will receive a special gift, VIP check-in, verbal recognition during the opening ceremony and name on event signage.

Pup Challenge Trophy (School Teams)

School teams will earn points for both fundraising and overall race time. The top five runner times within a team will be used to calculate overall team time.

The school team with the highest combines total score will be awarded the traveling trophy and pizza party at school.

Volunteer at the race

We'll need the support of many volunteers to make this a successful event! Earn community service credit for school. This is a great opportunity for scout troops. Be part of this fun-filled day by lending a hand. Sign up to volunteer.

Be a vendor/exhibit at the race

Do you have a product or service with an animal-friendly or active/healthy lifestyle focus? We'd love to have you as a vendor at the event. See the 5K vendor application for all the details. Applications must be received by Sept. 13, 2019. There is no fee for non-profit organizations, veteran-owned businesses, or government agencies/organizations.

Be a race sponsor

Race sponsors have the opportunity to reach and interact with all runners and their supporters at the race through a booth at the race or a promotional item in the race packet. Sponsorship start as low as $100 and all money raised helps homeless animals in Burlington County. See the 2019 Paw Prints 5K Sponsorship Packet for all the details.