Run For The Paws 5k and 1 mile run benefits the animals at the Wellington Humane Society. The Wellington Humane Society is 501(c) non-profit that serves Sumner County Kansas. We are a no kill shelter that opened to the public in December 2019. Our mission is to take in unwanted animals and find them loving, permanent homes. We receive no city or county funding, and rely on donations to care for the animals at our shelter. All proceeds from this run goes towards providing food and medical care for those currently living at the shelter while they await their forever home.
The 5k will begin at 7:30am and the 1 mile will begin at 8:30 am on July 9th, 2022. This event is part of the Wellington Wheat Festival (July 6th-9th). Both races will be held at the Wellington Humane Society, 203 W Hillside. Course will be a mix of road, gravel, and sidewalk. T-shirts will be guaranteed to those who pre-register by 12:00pm (noon) on June 10th, 2022. Packets can be picked up at the Wellington Humane Society on Friday July 8th from 2-7pm or on race day beginning at 6:30am. Finisher medals will be awarded to all participants and trophies given to top male and top female in the 5k. Post race refreshments will be provided for both races and there will be 1 aid station at the halfway point for the 5k.