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Animal Welfare Association of New Jersey

Paws and Feet 5k Race & Doggie Fun Day

May 11, 2019 – 9am to 2pm – Cooper River Park

Fun, Fur & Fundraising! 

Paws & Feet 5k Race & Doggie Fun Day is back at Cooper River Park this year on May 11th and we hope to see you there! Paws & Feet is AWA’s largest fundraising event of the year.

Festivities kick off with a timed 5k Race and the Smile Mile, followed by a day full of music, food, activities and games for the whole family to enjoy!

Paws & Feet is presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders.


Why is your participation so important?

All of the funds raised during Paws & Feet 5k Race & Doggie Fun Day go toward saving the lives of animals all year round!

AWA operates the oldest and largest low-cost spay/neuter clinic, adoption center and no kill animal shelter in South Jersey. We do not receive funds from the government or national groups. We rely upon local donations to fund our life-saving programs. By fundraising for Paws and Feet, you’ll impact the lives of the animals in our care. On average – every $300 raised saves the life of one shelter dog!

Event Information


Registration is only $25.00 for participants who pledge to raise $200 or more! This fee includes your Paws & Feet 2019 t-shirt, race bib and time. This year we are offering another option for those that are unsure of fundraising or would like to set their fundraising goal lower than $200. Registration without a pledge is $40 and includes your Paws & Feet 2019 t-shirt, race bib and time. We have also added a lower registration fee for children who would like to participate! This fee is $20 and they will receive a Paws & Feet 2019 t-shirt, race bib and time. Registration fees are the same for those who are participating in the Smile Mile, but the Smile Mile is an untimed event!

Find more registration info here!

Doggie Fun Day (No registration necessary).

Community members and their four-legged friends are welcome to join us at Cooper River Park to enjoy a day of fun and a full line-up of dog-friendly events! Activities will include:

  • AWA’s Barktini™ Bar
  • Doggie Agility Course
  • Doggie Kissing Booth
  • Doggie Ice Cream Sundae Bar (ft. Dogster Ice Cream)
  • Doggie Swim Party
  • Cat’s Meow Lounge
  • Facepainting (for humans, of course!)
  • Meet and Greets with Adoptable Dogs
  • K9 Candyland™
  • Food Vendors
  • Live DJ
  • Basket Raffle
    … and so much more!

Map of Paws & Feet

For a printable PDF of the Paws & Feet map, please click here. 


Saturday, May 11, 2019
Cooper River Park


7:30am-9:15am – Walk-Up Registration Opens for Run/Walk participants
8:45am – 5k Race Participants gather at the Start Line across from America’s Best Inn on N. Park Drive towards Cuthbert Blvd
9:00am – Smile Mile Participants gather at 1 mile start line
9:00am – 5K Run/Walk Starts
9:15am – Smile Mile Starts

9:00am-2pm – Doggie Fun Day Begins on Jack Curtis Stadium– All Areas Open
Food Vendors – Raffle Basket Tent –Kids Fun Zone– Agility Course – Doggie Swim Party – K9 Candyland – Barktini Bar – Contests – AWA Adoptions/Clinic Services Tent – Cat’s Meow Lounge – AWA VIP Sponsor Tent – Liquor Tastings – “No Fleas” Market– Doggie Ice Cream Sundae Bar – Doggie Kissing Booth – AWA Shop

10:00am – Musical Sit Contest (at stage)
10:15am – Doggie Days Demo – 30 minutes agility-frisbee-freestyle dancing – tricks

11:00am – 5K Walk and Run Race Awards – Main Stage
Immediately following: Top Team and Individual Fundraising Prize Announcements

11:15am – Neo-Natal Kitten Bottle Baby Feeding Presentation in Cat’s Meow Lounge
11:30am – Contests: Peanut Butter Lickin’ Contest for Dogs
11:45am – Alpha & Omega Working Dogs Demonstration
12:15pm – Heads & Tails Contest for dogs (at stage)
12:30pm – Doggie Days Demo – 30 minutes agility-frisbee-freestyle dancing – tricks

12:30pm – Last call for Raffle Basket and 50/50 purchases

1:15pm – Neo-Natal Kitten Bottle Baby Feeding Presentation in Cat’s Meow Lounge
1:30pm – 50/50 and Raffle Basket Drawing
2:00pm – End of Event

For a printable Schedule of Events, please click here.

Paws & Feet Contact Information

Questions about Paws & Feet 5k Race & Doggie Fun Day? Let us direct you to the right person!

Sophia Barrett – Special Events and Community Programs Manager –

Sophia oversees Paws and Feet and is happy to help you with any questions about sponsorship, becoming a vendor, basket raffle donations and more!

Ron Delp – Database and Donor Relations Administrator –

Any questions about raising funds, collecting donations and submitting your donations can go to Ron – he’s happy to help!

Emily Mullarkey – Website and Digital Communications Coordinator –

Trouble navigating AWA’s fundraising page? Need help setting up your own personal fundraising page? Emily is your go-to gal!

Paws & Feet 5k Race & Doggie Fun Day is sponsored by: