Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends as we run and walk to raise money for pets in need.
All proceeds raised from the Run for the Paws event goes directly to the life-saving programs run by Brother Wolf.
We’re excited to be at Carrier Park in Asheville for the 9th Annual Run for the Paws event! Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the un-timed, one mile walk. Afterwards, relax with us and enjoy the afternoon with food, vendors, music and fun activities.
Move your tail and sign up today!
Wave starts will be based on the category you select:
1:30pm: Lawn Festival Ends
Super Comfy T-Shirts are available to pre-registered participants, in men's and women's fitted styles, thru April 8, 2018. After this deadline, shirts will be available on a first come-first serve basis online for $10. We cannot guarantee shirts for walk up registrations.
Volunteer at the Event by Signing up Here!
There will be NO refunds for this race.
Entries are non-transferable.
Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to unfavorable conditions.
Registration fees are not refundable in the event of cancellation due to "Acts of God".
Dog Owners are 100% liable for the actions of their dogs while participating in the Run for the Paws event and in the designated areas of the start/finish area. It is up to the sole discretion of race officials to ask a participant to leave the event with their dog at any time and that there will be no refunds in this case.
No retractable leashes at the event.
All dogs should be up-to-date on vaccines including the rabies vaccine.
Please bring your own poop bags. Clean up after pets.
Please only bring dog friendly pets to the Run for the Paws.
Bring your own dog bowls.