Have even more fun on race day when you and/or your dog dress up in costume and participate in our costume parade & contest! Prizes in several categories will be awarded to individuals, dogs, individuals with dogs, and groups. Prizes will be provided for all contest winners! Please note that this year's contest will be held IN PERSON at Harrisburg's City Island and not virtually.
Overall Best in Show
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Best Dressed Individual (human or dog)
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Best Dressed Duo (human/dog)
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Best Dressed Group (humans/dogs)
Prizes awarded following the race and walk
Guidelines and Rules for Participation:
- Entries MUST contain at least one animal; people are optional.
- Participants MUST be registered for Bark in the Park (5K Race or the 1-Mile Dog Walk).
If the in-person event must be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations set on public gatherings, all registrations will automatically be converted to the virtual event.
Want to judge the contest? Do you have a suggestion for a judge?
We are always looking for judges to help out with our costume parade & contest.Contact us!