About This Event
JR's Paws For a Cause is a dog-friendly 5k run/walk for participants of all ages. The family-friendly, non-competitive walk/run is an event where your canine friend can participate too! Over half of the proceeds at this event, as well as our fundraising efforts are being donated to Project Samana, a veterinary out reach program that works in the Dominican Republic. Using the “think globally, act locally” concept, our goal is to reach the point so 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. Check out https://www.projectsamana.com for volunteer opportunities! The other portion of the proceeds will be donated in Junior's (JR's) name to the National Canine Cancer Foundation. Junior was a 6 year old Labrador retriever who lost his battle to lymphoma.
** LIMITED 150 SPOTS **
Starting and ending at the newly built 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.
JR's Paws For a Cause awards ceremony takes place at 10:30a.m. 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
**Race Day Number Pick up at site of the race- 8:30 am to 9:15am**
*(Natick High School) - 15 West Street, Natick MA 01760 (Parking lot in between the Pond and Football field)
No retractable leashes
Leashes no longer than 8 feet
No dogs to run but can walk under 6 months
No aggressive dogs
Dogs must be on a leash at all times
All dogs must be current on vaccinations **Bring Rabies or vaccine certificate**