About the Bark in the Park 2017 Event

Please join us for this 5K or 10K Run / 2K Walk for the animals in Alton Baker Park on Sunday, May 21st. Everyone is welcome to participate with or without a pet. Proceeds benefit the animals at Greenhill Humane Society and 1st Avenue Shelter.

This fundraiser helps us care for approximately 3,000 homeless pets every year and provide valuable services to our community. 

Online registration closes at 7pm on May 20th.
Day-of registration will begin at 7am
Runs will start at 8:30 am
Walk will start at 9:45 am

 to pick up your packet and pre-register before May 21st.  Pre-event packet pick-up and in-person registration locations can be found on the main event page by clicking here.

Because of the anticipated attendance, we will start the walk and run at separate times

8:30 am - 5K & 10K Runs
9:45 am - 2K Walk

You can find Course Maps Here:

10K Course
5K Course 
2K Course 

Alton Baker Park
100 Day Island Rd.
Eugene, Oregon 97401


Pledges are optional but encouraged. 100% of your sponsorships and pledges goes directly to help the animals at Greenhill Humane Society and 1st Avenue Shelter. We want to raise $100,000 to help care for and find homes for nearly 3,000 pets in 2017. 


Dogs entered must be currently licensed. For safety reasons, "extend-a-leashes" will NOT be allowed. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times. Leashes should be no more than six feet in length. Female dogs in heat are not permitted. Race officials reserve the right to refuse entry to any dog whose behavior could be dangerous to others. Please use good judgment regarding the temperament of your pet so that this event will be safe and enjoyable for everyone. No bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. are permitted for safety reasons. Greenhill Humane Society suggests that dogs younger than six months should not participate. Be sure you and your dog are conditioned and properly trained for this event. Running all or even part of the course is not required.


Awards will be given for:
Fastest Male & Female Runners 
12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Fastest Furballs (top five dogs)

Meeting fundraising goals (new this year!(see list of prizes here)
Top Individual Fundraiser (see list of prizes here)
Top Team Fundraiser (see list of prizes here)

Pet/Person Look-Alike
Best Pet Trick 
Pet/Person Karaoke and more!