5K Run/Walk for the Animals

The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area's (HSHA) 19th Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals will be held at Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center in Harrisburg on May 7. This family and dog friendly event has something for everyone, and all proceeds benefit the more than 500 homeless pets at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area. Several local corporations/businesses showed their support by forming teams, providing sponsorships or being a vendor the day of the event.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the Run/Walk starts at 10 a.m. There will be a Vaccination/Microchipping Clinic on site from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. as well.

At the request of the animals at the shelter a minimum fundraising total of $40 is required by all participants. Those that raise $75 or more will receive a free event t-shirt.

To register click here.

Sponsorship and vendor opportunities available.

Participant categories are: Walkers, Runners 18-29 (male), Runners 18-29 (female), Runners 30-39 (male), Runners 30-39 (female), Runners 40-49 (male), Runners 40-49 (female), Runners 50+ (male), and Runners 50+ (female)

A shorter route of about 1 mile will be offered for those participants and their dogs who do not wish to do the entire 5K route.


Does your pet display unconditional love? Is your pet your best friend? Or are you grieving the recent loss of a pet? At this year’s 5K Walk/Run for the Animals participants will once again have the opportunity to honor their pet by purchasing a yard sign that will be displayed along the course. Consider sending in a picture (non-returnable) of your beloved pet to be displayed on the sign as well. For only $10 display the name of your furry family member(s). Signs can be pre-purchased or bought the day of the event at registration.

 To guarantee a sign, complete and return this form.

Last year a record breaking total of $39,665.61 was raised through the event. So, we are geared up for an even better 5K in 2016 with more vendors, new activities, and exciting entertainment. Stay tuned for further details.

All the 2015 official running times can be viewed by clicking here.

See photos below from the 2015 5K Run/Walk for the animals below! 

For more information contact: 
Megan Strausbaugh, Director of Marketing at megans@humanesocietyhbg.org or 717-564-3320 ext. 125


As a reminder, HSHA will be closed on May 7 so staff and volunteers are able to assist with the days events involving the 5K Run/Walk for the Animals. Please join us at Wildwood Park in Harrisburg to participate in a fun and exciting spring time event for family and pets alike!

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We are currently in need of paper towelsnon-clumping kitty litter, non-scented clorox bleach, sturdy dog toys, dry kitten chow food and cat toys. If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

We have several dogs and cats that are looking for a foster home.  If you think you may be able to help, please visit our Fosters Needed page.


April | Volunteer Appreciation

May 7 | 5K Run/Walk for the Animals

July 9 | Christmas in July

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