Jr's Paws For a Cause 5k

  • 04.28.2024 @ 09:30 AM
  • Natick, Massachusetts
Event Closed
The 7th annual JR’s 5k online registration is closed. Please arrive early to sign up day of our event. Check in begins at 8am on Sunday April 28th! See you there 🐕. Please email jrspawsforacause@gmail.com with any questions. *BIB PICK UP DAY is Saturday April 27th 10am-2pm at Marathon Sports in Wellesley*. Avoid waiting in line at check in Sunday morning the day of the race to get your swag bag and race bib!
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About This Event
Saturday April 27th 10am-2pm at Marathon sports in Wellesley. Avoid waiting in line the day of the race and pick up your bib & swag bag the day before!

Jr's Paws For a Cause is a dog-friendly 5k run/walk for participants of all ages. We will have vendors, a live DJ and adoptable dogs from Shultz Guest House, Brown Dog Coalition and Last Hope K9!

The family-friendly walk/run is an event where your canine friend can participate too! Proceeds at this event, as well as our fundraising efforts are being donated to Project Samana, a veterinary outreach program that works in the Dominican Republic. Using the “think globally, act locally” concept, our goal is that the local projects will be self-sustaining. We provide necessary medical and surgical services to the animals in the region and share animal health education for both pet owners and veterinarians. The other portion of the proceeds will be donated in Junior's (Jr's) name to the Kyle's Legacy Cancer Research. Junior was a 6 year old Labrador retriever who lost his battle to lymphoma. Proceeds will also go Last Hope K9, Shultz Guest House and Brown Dog Coalition.

Registration includes- 1 race entry, Complementary Polkadog treats

FIRST 30 people to register will receive a
$100 gift card to Nutre Meal Plans, 1 FREE Built By Biron class voucher, a lululemon item and a loaded up Bondvet swag bag! (Must attend event in person to receive swag bag and gift cards)

LIVE DJ - Photos - Vendors - Doggy Ice Cream - Raffles - Prizes!

A huge thank you to our sponsors to make this event possible!

Holmes Family Vet
Thrive Pet Care
Mass Hole Biscuits
Boston Dog Moms
Butters House
Middlesex Savings Bank
Ethos (Natick)
Nexgard Plus
Rolling bones
Life Tech
Building Hope
Public Lands
Pet Snackery/Raw Dino
Slobber Threads
Red Dog Pet Resort
The Allian Group
Pearls Grass
Chill Pup
Paws in Motion
LilMonster Photography
Zoeby's Creations
SandyPaws Candle
Kurt Banker Photography 
Sweet Meadow Farm
Signarama Walpole

NO REFUNDS. Event is held rain or shine!
Starting and ending at the Natick High School football field parking lot, runners will follow the road by Dug Pond and then enter the neighborhood behind the High School and Dug Pond. The road then leads out to Pond Street into Natick center where runners will take a right onto Route 27 back to the High School. Road/Sidewalk will be coned off and limited if any traffic is expected.
Awards Ceremony
JR's Paws For a Cause awards ceremony takes place at 10:30am ish. The ceremony honors the following:

Prizes for overall first, second and third place male and female runners
Prizes for first, second and third place dogs running with men
Prizes for first, second and third place dogs running with women

Number Pick-Up
**Race Day Number Pick up at site of the race- 8:30 am to 9:15am**

*(Natick High School Football Field Parking lot) - 15 West Street, Natick MA 01760 (Parking lot in between the Pond and Football field)
Safety Counts
Runners can run with up to two dogs each
No retractable leashes
Leashes no longer than 8 feet
*Recommend* - Dogs under the age of 6 months walk instead of run
No dog aggressive dogs
Dogs must be on a leash at all times
All dogs must be current on vaccinations
**Must show proof of current Rabies vaccine **
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Team Registration Style
Please select a method of registration below:
   Join a Team: Pick from a list of team names on the next page and join your team.
   Create a Team: Once you create a team, participants can join your team under the "join a team" option above.
   Individual Registration: Register as an individual participant.
JR's Paws For a Cause 5K EVENT RELEASE WAIVER: I understand that Entry Fees are Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable. I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity and I agree that if I participate in this physical activity, program, or event (Jr's Paws For a Cause) or use any Event facility or Event premises, I do so at my own risk. I should not enter and run unless myself and my pet are medically able and properly trained. I certify that my pet is up to date on all vaccinations and will behave appropriately. I understand that I may be asked to leave by any official or volunteer if my pet is misbehaving. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants/vehicles, the effects of weather, including high heat and humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road or trail, loss or theft of my personal property, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release all organizers, sponsors, hosts, involved parties, etc, and their representatives and successors from any and all claims or liabilities / causes of action known or unknown of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the companies and their representatives named in this waiver. I also agree that I, or my pet, may be examined and treated if necessary during the course of the race by qualified race personnel in the event medical problems of any cause arise. The race officials or qualified personnel have the right to remove me, or my pet, from the event if, in their opinion, I may be suffering from a life threatening condition or may be dangerous or disruptive. I hereby am llegally responsible for the actions of my dog or the dog I am running with if any incidents with another dog or human occur. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any email, photographs, videotapes, motion pictures, recording or any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever, with or without compensation. By my signature (and/or checked agreement with online registration).