About This Activity
Get ready to lace up your sneakers and grab your leash! Our 5K run and walk race is back and better than ever, and you can bring your beloved dog along for the fun. This exciting event is perfect for runners and walkers of all abilities, as well as for dog lovers of all ages.
You and your dog will enjoy a beautiful course at Okeeheelee Park and as you cross the finish line, you'll be greeted with a well-deserved medal for your efforts. For those who want to go the extra mile, there will be trophies awarded to the top male and female finishers, as well as to the top dogs.
To make sure you and your dog stay energized throughout the race, we'll be providing food, water, and snacks along the way. Whether you're looking for a new challenge, a fun way to stay active, or an opportunity to bond with your four-legged friend, this race has something for everyone. So, mark your calendars, and we'll see you at the starting line!
Meet at Micanopy Pavilion for the Start/Finish Line
About Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue
On April 2, 2012, a group of seasoned rescuers united, in memory of an animal lover, Justin Bartlett, who tragically lost his life at a young age, and formed the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue.
The group’s knowledge base, long volunteer “hands-on” hours, common sense and research driven processes, together they built the largest foster based rescue in the county, saving an average of a thousand animals each year. Though time consuming and exhausting, there was still more work to be done.
Due to the dire need for low cost veterinary care in the community, on May 28, 2015, the Justin Bartlett Animal Hospital was founded! To date, the hospital has served over 10,000 patients, and performed over 3,500 spay/neuter surgeries, some on our mobile surgical unit, within specific ecenimically disadvantaged areas, at no cost to the public .
Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue’s mission is to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats from becoming victim to shelter euthanasia, while educating the public on the importance of adoption and spay and neuter in our community. Our volunteer staff is dedicated to saving pregnant and nursing animals, as well as, orphaned puppies/kittens, homeless adult pets, and any unwanted animal, whether sick or healthy, black or spotted. If there is an open foster home and available funds we will ensure the animal receives its forever home. Every animal we rescue is placed in a foster home, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tested, and provided any other necessary medical care. Once the animal is ready for adoption, they will remain in our foster program until a perfect match, between the animal and a new family is made.
To volunteer, donate or adopt, visit: www.justinbartlettanimalrescue.org
Event details and schedule
Event Schedule and Times
Rates: All on-line rates will be available until on-line registration is closed February 22,2024. Rate increases for Run Walk to $40 for adults on day of race.
- Registration & Check-in: 6:00am-6:30am
- Pre-race warm-up starts at 6:30am
- The 5k Run starts at 7:00 am
- Runners -7:00 am
- Followed by Runners with Dogs
- Followed by Walkers with Dogs, Kids, and Strollers
- Awards Ceremony begins at 8:00am
- All finishers will be awarded at the finish line.
Pre-Race Packet Pick Up:
To Be Determined
Packet Pickup times:
To Be Determined
For additional information; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our main number 561-795-9999