About theBark in the Park 2018 Event

Please join us for this 5K or 10K Run / 2K Walk for the animals in Alton Baker Park on Sunday, May 20th. 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 19th.
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 20th.  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 $120,000 to help care for and find homes for over 3,000 pets in 2018. 


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!

Helping animals at Bark in the Park is fun for all ages!  KEZI's Kidz Korner is the place to bounce like a bunny in an inflatable bounce house, get your face painted like your favorite animal, slurp a sno-cone, learn about caring for pets and much more!

Please note: adult supervision is required at all times and animals are not permitted in the Kidz Korner.