If you are interested in registering for this year's Bark in the Park, please note that the registration link will send you to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association's (PVMA) website. Bark in the Park is a charity event hosted by PVMA's charitable arm, Animal Care PA.

Animal Care PA proudly presents the 10th Annual

Bark in the Park 5K &

1-Mile Dog Walk

Sunday, October 27, City Island, Harrisburg

Run, walk or skip your way to the finish line and 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 the 1-mile track. 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 costume contest! Prizes in several categories will be awarded to individuals, dogs, individuals with dogs, and groups.

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Help us raise money to provide veterinary care for animals in need by becoming a sponsor. Your monetary donation directly helps to provide veterinary care and treatment, often life-saving, to animals in need.

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THIS JUST IN!! The deadline has been extended to October 13 to be guaranteed a t-shirt when you register!

You can still register after this date, but shirts are not guaranteed.


How much does it cost?

Online registration prices are:

Adult 5K Run $30.00
Adult 1-Mile Walk $30.00
Child 5K Run
(ages 3-11)
Child 1-Mile Walk
(ages 3-11)
If you choose to register after October 8, the prices will increase by $5. 

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

Schedule of Events

7:30 am: Registration / Raffles Begin
8:45 am: 5K Run
9:00 am: 1-Mile Dog Walk
9:30 am: Costume Parade / Raffles Close
10:00 am: Awards