Join us for the 8th annual ARF 5K Run/Walk in Memorial Park!

ARF 5K Run/Walk With The Dogs!

May 21, 2023
10AM Start - Rain or Shine

Memorial Park
Robert Cahill Drive
Beacon, NY 12508

This 5k Run/Walk is Beacon's only nonprofit sporting event dedicated to saving animals' lives. On this day, animal lovers and athletes of all ages lace up and hit the pavement in support of ARF where 100% of the profits goes to the Animal Rescue Foundation.

All in-person participating dogs must be well-behaved and non-aggressive with people and other dogs. All dogs must be leashed and current on all vaccines. 

Strollers are welcomed as well, and while traffic is pretty light this time of day, the roads are open to traffic. Those with strollers should use extreme caution especially when approaching other runners and allow ample space, particularly on hills. We recommend strollers start toward the back just so that the large pack has a chance to spread out a bit to minimize any chance of injury.  

T-shirts to the first 100 pre-registered participants!

Volunteer opportunities are available for the event. High School, College students, Local Scouts/ community orgs. are welcomed. Fill out the volunteer form HERE or for information, email [email protected]


The Animal Rescue Foundation is a no-kill, all volunteers, animal rescue and shelter located in Beacon New York. Since our founding in 1986, we rescue, rehabilitate, shelter and find forever homes for thousands of cats and dogs. Many of our dogs are rescued from kill shelters and relocated to ARF via Pilots and Paws or a ground transport network. All of ARF’s animals are vet checked, vaccinated, and spayed or neutered before adoption and we house and care for those that need more time to find just the right forever home. For some, elderly animals and those with disabilities or medical conditions, where adoption is unlikely, we provide permanent care so they can live out their lives safely and comfortably.

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we depend on fundraising events like this and donations to continue our work.


  • Your name on your bib three weeks before race day.
    Price increases to $30 on 4/1 & $35 on race day.

  • Scroll to the bottom of the page for 'how to' Virtual.
    Price increases to $30 on 4/1 & $35 on 5/21

Uncheck this box to register for the run/walk.


If you are bringing a dog to the 5K, please note all dogs must be well-behaved, non-aggressive toward people, other dogs and current on vaccines. Only one dog per runner or walker.
For more safety guidelines, please click HERE.

In addition to recognizing the First Dog/ Human to cross the finish line, there will be a contest for "Dog in Best Costume"


Suggested Amounts


  • T-shirts to the first 100 pre-registered participants!
  • Raffles & Sponsors Giveaways
  • Entertainment by DJ Vybe
  • Face painting
  • LIVE / Text / Email Results
  • FREE Finish Line Photos
  • Personalized Bibs if registered 3 weeks in advance


  • Top 3 M/F Overall
  • Top Overall Dog
  • Dog in Best Costume


Form a Team with friends or family! This is optional and may not have any affiliated awards.


Registration fees are used toward race expenses and cannot be returned once you sign up.


Nor are they transferable from year to year. Once you are signed up, race fees are used for race expenses and cannot be returned.

In consideration of accepting this entry, I understand and agree to be legally bound hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, successors and waive, release and hold harmless ARF 5K Run/Walk, Memorial Park, elitefeats inc., and any volunteers and all race sponsors and their agents, employees and representatives for any and all injuries, claims, liabilities and causes of action related to my participation in this event. I attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the completion of this event and that my condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor. I further grant permission to any of the foregoing organizations to take and use photographs, video, and recordings or any other record of this event for any purpose whatsoever.

If signed by a parent, the parent agrees to release and hold the above-named organizations and persons harmless of any claims which may be asserted by or on behalf of the entrant as well.



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