Online registration is open until October 19. After that date, you can register onsite for an additional $5. Participants who want to register onsite, please bring this completed registration form to the "Onsite Registration" table at the event.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation
proudly presents the 9th Annual

Bark in the Park 5K &

1-Mile Dog Walk

Sunday, October 28 at City Island, Harrisburg

Run, walk or skip your way to the finish line and help us
raise money to provide veterinary care for animals in need!


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Fetch your sneakers and get ready to race on our USATF certified course or our 1-mile dog walk. Both courses begin on scenic City Island, Harrisburg, PA. The 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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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Be sure to register by October 9 to be guaranteed a t-shirt!

After the deadline has passed, we cannot guarantee any t-shirts.


PVF 1 black title no tagline 01About the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation's The Last Chance (TLC) Program

This program is administered by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation (PVF) and was established in 2009 to help ensure a source of funding for the care of abused or neglected, unowned companion animals that might otherwise be euthanized or turned over to an animal shelter that is already overburdened.

We see the TLC program as a true partnership between veterinary practices, their clients, other pet owners, and the animal-loving public that will result in the emergency care and necessary treatment of animals who might not get the proper care without this fund.


How much does it cost?

Onsite 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)

October 28 Schedule of Events

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