Sat October 14, 2023 Rootstown, OH 44272 US Directions



11:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT


11:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Virtual 1-Mile

11:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT

Virtual 5K

11:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT


4104 Case Ave.
Rootstown, OH US 44272


The race takes place at Rootstown Community Park/Gracie Fields (4104 Case Ave. Rootstown, Ohio 44272).  5K starts at 11:00 am with the 1-Mile immediately following.

- Fabi's Taco Truck  (

- fall photos with your pets with cornstalks and pumpkins.

-awards: Top overall male, female and canine; Overall 2, 3 place finishers male and female. 


What does this race support?

All of our efforts are funded through donations. Your donation will be used towards things like animal care, food and nutrition, toys and bedding to medical needs like spay and neuter surgeries, immunizations and rehabilitative medical care. By donating to Portage APL, you can help change the lives of our animals.


What will I get?  Guaranteed for pre registrants only


- Race T-shirt (guaranteed if registered before October 1st)
- Finisher medal (5K only)
- Drawstring bag with a few goodies
- Post race refreshment/snacks

Awards and Prizes

Top female 5k
Top male 5k
Top canine 5k

Overall 2nd and 3rd place for both male and female


Packet Pick-Up

In person pick up the morning of the race beginning at 9:30 AM. Also, Friday, October 13th from 4-7 at the NEW Center, 4211 OH-44, Rootstown, OH
- Virtual participants who cannot pick-up in person can have their swag shipped for an additional $8

Costume Contest (Costume contest begins at 10:45 AM prior to the race)

- 1st, 2nd, 3rd for best canine costumes
- 1st, 2nd, 3rd for best canine/human duos

Virtual fundraising challenge

This year we are trying our paws at something new...a fundraising challenge!

Register today for our 5k or 1-Mile walk. After you register, share the race link with your friends & family and let them donate in your name. 

Course Map

The course will be a two lap course.


Race Contact Info

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