Bark in the Park


Join us August 21, 2021 at Dunham Park

Online registration has closed.
Day of registration available starting at 8am tomorrow morning (8/21) at Dunham Park!


Join us for a 3K/5K Fun Run!
Registration includes participation in either the 3K or 5K, a participant bag, and a coral race shirt.
You may run or walk the 3K or run the 5k. Dogs welcome! We will still have a virtual option available as well. 


Help us raise funds for homeless and neglected pets in Sioux Falls and the surrounding communities. Every dollar raised helps provide nurturing care, medical treatment, and more to the thousands of animals that come to the SFAHS each year.


EVENT INFORMATION

DAY-OF REGISTRATION
8:00 AM - 9:45AM
Visit business vendor booths while you wait for the kick-off!

WALK/RUN KICK-OFF
9:45AM - 10:00AM
Make sure you check in on time and follow the marked path.
Please remember to be courteous to others that are enjoying the bike path that day,
and always be on the lookout for bikers.
Prize for Top Pledger and Youngest Partcipant 

PET CONTESTS
11:00AM
Doggie Musical Chairs: Be the first to get your dog to sit each round when the music stops!
Prettiest Pooch: Best dressed female dog
Handsome Hound: Best dressed male dog
Best Trick: Best trick performed for our judges
Furriest Friend: Dog that sheds the most fur in a fixed amount of time.
Sloppiest Kiss: Dog that cleans their owner's face of peanut butter the fastest.

END OF EVENT
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Are masks required for this event?

You are welcome to wear a mask if you wish. We will not be requiring masks for this event.
If you are feeling ill at all please stay home. 

Where is Bark in the Park?
Bark in the Park is located at Dunham Park off Marion Road between West 12th and West 26th. Follow the parking lot the the park shelter.
Is the registration fee per person or per family?
The $25 registration fee is per person. 
Any child 12 and under can do the run/walk with a registered participant for free, but would not receive a t-shirt or participant bag.

If your child would like a t-shirt, you would need to pay the $25 registration fee and they would receive the t-shirt and bag of goodies that go along with it, or purchase a t-shirt alone.
Can my child come with me for free?
Any child 12 and under can participate with a registered participant for free, but would not receive a t-shirt or goodie bag.

If your child would like a t-shirt, you would need to pay the $25 registration fee and they would receive the t-shirt and bag of goodies that go along with it, or purchase a t-shirt seperately. 
When does online registration close?
Online pre-registration closes August 20th at 2pm. 

You may still register the day of the event in-person
What do I need to bring to check-in?
Please bring any donations you have collected with you. If you have received a registration form in the mail and accepted donations offline, please bring that form with you as well!
Can I register the day of the event?
Yes, we will have registration open the day of the event. Pre-registration ensures you will receive a t-shirt in your size. We cannot guarantee we will have your shirt size the day of the event.
What do I need to bring with me?

- Cash and check donations along with a completed donation tracking form for any donations made offline.

- Any matching gift forms

- Bags to clean up after your dog

- Excitement! 

Do I need to bring a dog?
Dogs are welcomed but not required! Everyone is welcome to join us. If your dog does not enjoy the company of other dogs or a lot of people, it is probably a better idea to leave them at home for this event.
How long is the route?
The walk is a 3K which is equivalent to just under 2 miles. The run is a 5K which is equivalent to a little over 3 miles. You can choose to walk or run the 3K or run the 5K. 
Can I bring my cat, horse, or other animal?
Bark in the Park is a dog-focused event. While we love all the animals, we ask that you leave your other animals at home for this event.
What vaccinations does my pet need to attend Bark in the Park?
While we don't require you to bring proof of vaccinations, we do request your pet be current with Distemper/Parvo combo, Bordetella and Rabies.
Do I need to have my dog leashed?
Yes. We always recommend you use a 4 to 6-foot nylon or rope lead. Flexi/retractable leashes don't typically work well in crowds. Harnesses are also a great option for this event.
Can I drop my child off, so they can attend the event?
All children that are 15 or younger must be under direct adult supervision at all times. SFAHS staff or volunteers do not count as the adult supervision required.
What happens if it rains?
If it rains the day of the event, we will reschedule the event. We will place announcements here on our website, our social media and news outlets.
Are food and beverages available?
We do not have any food or beverages available at the event. There will be donated bottles of water available.

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