Run for Animals 5K Race

Runner picture representative of the DAWS Run for Animals 5K Race

Join us for the 5th Annual Run for Animals 5K!

Competitive and non-competitive runners, with or without dogs* are welcome to take part in this certified 5K-race.

The event includes:

  • T-shirts for the first 300 pre-registered participants
  • Bandanas for dogs
  • Healthy snacks and drinks provided after the race
  • Prizes for the top three male and female runners, with and without dogs

Event Details

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM-9:00 AM for pre-registered runners and walk-ins
Danbury War Memorial | 1 Memorial Dr. | Danbury, CT 06810

Registration Fees

Adult runner without a dog: $30
Adult runner with a dog:       $35
Kids aged 8-17:                       $15

Pre-registration is now closed. Walk-in registration is available on race day!

Start Times & Course Information

9:30 AM start for adults running without dogs.

9:40 AM start for adults running with dogs.

The race starts at the War Memorial on Memorial Drive. The course loops through downtown Danbury traveling along Memorial Drive, South Street, and Coalpit Hill Road.

*Your dog wants to please you and cannot tell you when he is tired.  For the safety of your dog, please ensure you only run with your dog if he is accustomed to and can complete a 5K run at race speeds.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Help save the lives of animals in need. Become a Run for Animals 5K sponsor or vendor. Download our 2017 Sponsor information sheet or reach out to our Event and Fundraising Director for details.

Thanks to our Top Sponsor!