On October 20th, Baypath Humane Society will be holding their annual Paws and Claws fundraiser. Now in its 4th year, the 5K event, which takes place at Hopkinton State Park, gives community members and their furry friends a chance to take in the scenery during peak foliage season.
The event is open to everyone, including those with or without dogs, walkers, and runners, and gives those who have adopted pets from Baypath a chance to come together. The course is also certified by United States Track and Field (USATF).
New this year, there will also be a kids' quarter-mile Fun Run before the 5K, giving even Baypath's youngest supporters a chance to partake in the event.
After the race, there will be a buffet for participants as well as prizes. Male and female winners in several age divisions will be issued awards for the 5K, all Fun Run participants will receive a medal, and there will be customized bandannas and treats for the four-legged participants as well. Baypath T-shirts will be on sale, with proceeds from the entire event going toward providing care for animals at the shelter waiting to find a forever home.
Mark your calendars for Saturday October 20th for a doggone good time! Registration is ongoing on Baypath 's website, or can be done in person the day of the race beginning at 9am. The Fun Run starts at 10:40am and the 5K begins at 11am. Registration is $25 before October 15th and $30 on the 15th or later for the 5K and $3 for the Fun Run.