Please note that Bark in the Park is a rain or shine event. If rain is in the forecast, please dress accordingly. If you haven't yet registered for the event, you can register here. All registrations will be need to be completed online prior to check in. Check out the Top 10 Things You Need To Know Before Coming to Bark in the Park!

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Bark in the Park

 5K Race  |  1-Mile Walk  |  Pet Costume Contest 

October 24, 2021

Harrisburg's City Island or Virtually

Registrants can run, skip or walk their way to
the finish line to help us raise money to FEED
and CARE for animals in need!



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Fetch your sneakers and get ready to race or walk! Both courses begin on scenic City Island, Harrisburg, PA. The USATF Certified 5K course extends to Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park.

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Have even more fun on race day when you and/or your dog dress up in costume and participate in our pet costume contest! Prizes will be awarded to individuals, dogs, individuals with dogs, and groups.

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Help us raise money to FEED and CARE for animals in need by becoming a sponsor of Bark in the Park. Your monetary donation directly helps PA animals in need. We have sponsorships for every budget!

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Check out this year's T-shirt design!

You can still register for this fun event but you will not be guaranteed a shirt. 



Actual T-shirt color may vary depending on stock availability at the time the order is placed.

How much does it cost?

(ages 12+):


(ages 3-11)


Add a T-shirt to any registration




All proceeds benefit Animal Care PA's core programs that FEED and CARE for animals in need. 

* Each registrant will have a $3.25 processing fee added to their registration.

Schedule of Events

6:00 am: Staff/volunteers arrive

7:30 am: Registration/Packet Pick-Up Opens

9:00 am: 5K Run

9:30 am: 1-Mile Walk

10:00 am: 5K Prizes

10:30 am: Raffles Close

10:30 am: Costume Parade

11:15 am: Raffle Winners Posted

11:15 am: Costume Contest Prizes

11:30 am: Event Concludes