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Sat October 26, 2024 North Wales, PA 19454 US Directions
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$35 9:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration Opens August 13, 2024 at 1:00am EDT

1-Mile Dog Walk

$15 11:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Registration Opens August 13, 2024 at 1:00am EDT


1 Parkside Place (Parkside Place Park on Sumneytown Pike)
North Wales, PA US 19454


Join us for the 10th Annual Howloween 5K and Dog Walk on Saturday, October 26th, 2024, at Parkside Place Park in North Wales, PA. This event consists of a 5K run/walk, and a 1-mile dog walk....PLUS, to celebrate our 10th Howloween, we are bringing back our wildly-popular Fall Fair! There will also be dozens of incredible raffle baskets, costume contests, a dog agility course, food trucks, and doggie "puppuccinos"!  Four-legged friends are welcome to attend all activities, making this event unlike any other in the area!  And of course because this is a "Howloween" event, participants are encouraged to come in costume!

Honor your special pup by becoming a Fundraiser!  Use the "Donate" tab at the bottom of this homepage to create a Fundraiser, or join a team with friends and family!

5K (run or walk):

  • 5K begins at 9AM
  • 5K check-in opens at 7:45 am (5K price increases to $40 for day-of registration)
  • Register by 10/7 to be guaranteed a spirited Howloween t-shirt!
  • Medals and prizes awarded to the top overall male/female runners, medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in age groups (male and female for 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+), and prizes for the top 3 dogs who cross the finish line. 
  • Chip timing provided by Bryn Mawr Racing Company 

1-Mile Dog Walk:

  • Dog walk begins at 11AM
  • Walk check-in opens at 10am (Walk price increases to $20 for day-of registration)
  • Register by 10/7 for the option of purchasing a spirited Howloween t-shirt!

Check-in for the 5K begins at 7:45 am. Dog Walk check-in begins at 10am.  "Packet Pick-up" will be held Friday, 10/25, from 4:00-6:00, at Parkside Place Park if you'd like to pick up your 5K race bib/t-shirt early.

Have you adopted a dog from Home at Last? Mail us a photo to be displayed at next year's event honoring all of the lives we've saved. Print a photo and mail to Shari McGrath, 2107 Grandy Court, Macungie, PA 18062. *Note: photos will not be returned. 

All proceeds from the 5K and Dog Walk will benefit Home at Last Dog Rescue, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. HAL is a 100% volunteer organization whose goal is to save the lives of homeless dogs suffering in high-kill shelters and puppy mills, as well as owner-surrender dogs who need to be re-homed due to unfortunate circumstances. We are not a shelter, and we have no central location for the dogs we rescue...every dog is in a foster home until they are adopted. With our tireless and passionate work, we hope to provide an alternative to the purchase of puppy mill and pet store dogs, thereby reducing the demand for, and ultimately, the supply of such dogs. After the dogs have been observed in foster homes, our devoted volunteers strive to match each dog with the perfect forever home.  100% of adoption fees then go back into the rescue to cover shelter pull fees, vet care, supplies, and various other expenses.  We hope you'll join us for a day of spirited fun and generosity for our furry friends!


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