Run with Your Dog at First-Ever Bark in the Park 5K Race this Weekend

Last year's Bark in the Park walk // Photo courtesy of Amber Adamson

Last year’s Bark in the Park walk // Photo courtesy of Amber Adamson

Grab your four-legged running buddy and get ready to race, you guys: This Saturday, October 25th, the first-ever Bark in the Park 5K race —complete with a pre-race yoga class, post-race massages, food trucks and a puppy kissing booth—will take over Media’s Rose Tree Park, and you and your pup are invited.

The Bark in the Park Walk happens annually, but this is the first year the event has thrown a 5K in the mix, and it looks like it’s going to be a blast. The all-day festivities will kick-off at 9:15 a.m. with a yoga class taught by Kate Halligan of Awaken Massage and Yoga. Then human runners and dog runners alike will take to the streets for the 5K portion of the day, which will be followed by a post-race fall festival: think food trucks, a DJ, dog contests galore, and more.

All runners will walk away with a dog tag medal, and dog runners will get a snazzy bandana, plus, the first male and female runners to cross the finish line will go home with a gift card to Bryn Mawr Running Company.

Online registration is closed, but you can register on site at 9 a.m. on Saturday: the cost is $25 to walk, $35 for a single runner and $40 to run with your dog. All proceeds from the event will go to the Delaware County SPCA. You can find out more about the race here. Happy puppy kissing, people!

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