ARF 5K Run & Walk with the Dogs
When: May 21st, Race Starts at 10:00 am, Event Ends at 12:00 pm
9 am – Check-In and Registration Begins
10:30 to 12 Noon:
- Refreshments & Music
- Raffles & Sponsors Giveaways
Where: Memorial Park, Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon, NY 12508
Cost: $25 + $3.63 processing fee
Price increases to $30 on April 1st and $35 on race day.
100% of the profits goes to ARF, a non profit, no kill animal rescue and shelter in Beacon, NY.
- Virtual 5K: 5/21 – 5/28: $25.00
- Price increases to $30 on April 1st and $35 on race day.
How to do a virtual 5K:
1 – You can race/walk a 5K course near you, map out your own, or use a treadmill.
2 – To keep track of your activity time you may use a stopwatch, GPS watch, or smartphone.
3 – To track your distance, you may map out your activity or use a GPS watch, choose your route.
4 – Grab your pup and go.
5 – Make it fun: Costumes are welcomed and if you participated in any of our prior year events, wear your t-shirt from that event and take a selfie and post on your social media and tag ARFBeacon.
6 – Upload your time as soon as you’ve finished and within the deadline.
ARF 5K Run & Walk with the Dogs Registration Link:
For the whole month of May, you can run or walk your 5K (3.1 mile) anywhere, anytime you choose. Simply register then upload your finish time into our virtual leaderboard on Run Signup, if you wish.
This 5k Run & Walk With The Dogs is Beacon’s only nonprofit sporting event dedicated to saving animals’ lives. On this day, animal lovers and athletes of all ages lace up and hit the pavement in support of ARF where 100% of the profits goes to the Animal Rescue Foundation.
All in-person participating dogs must be well-behaved and non-aggressive with people and other dogs. All dogs must be leashed and current on all vaccines.
Strollers are welcomed as well, and while traffic is pretty light this time of day, the roads are open to traffic.
Those with strollers should use extreme caution especially when approaching other runners and allow ample space, particularly on hills. We recommend strollers start toward the back just so that the large pack has a chance to spread out a bit to minimize any chance of injury.
Unisex Event T-Shirts to the first 100 pre-registered participants.
5k Awards to the:
Top 3 Male/ Female Overall, Top Overall Dog And Dog in Best Costume