Run or walk as a team with your four-legged friend, just as yourself or with your fundraising teammates. Runners must first register through Charm City Run. In your confirmation email, you will be prompted to sign-up for our peer-to-peer fundraising module to help us reach our $350,000 event goal.

We hope you'll take part in the fun! Every step that’s taken, every dollar that’s raised saves a life at BARCS. All money raised from BARCStoberfest goes directly to care for the over 12,000 animals that come to BARCS each year.


You can register for the one mile walk by creating a personal (or team) fundraising page and collecting at least $40 in donations. Walkers will receive an ultra-soft T-shirt, doggie bandana, free entry to our dog-friendly beer garden and e-coupons to local pet stores and businesses.

Starting a fundraising page is easy... and lifesaving! Each dollar you raise will feed, shelter and provide care for homeless animals in Baltimore City. Ask your friends and family to support your steps while you walk for the animals and give your pup some great exercise in beautiful Patterson Park! ***Please be sure to raise/donate your $40 participation minimum by the time you come to get your shirt and "race" bib, whether that is Friday evening at Charm City Run or at Patterson Park on race day. 


The BARCStoberfest 5k runs through beautiful Patterson Park. The map race will be posted closer to the event.                                                                              


Prizes will be given to the top runners in the male, female and human/dog team categories. More information coming soon.


Food, water and entertainment will be available for runners, walkers, pets and their families. The post-race festival includes pet costume contests, shopping at a variety of food and retail vendors, animal rescues, face painting and more. All runners and walkers receive free entry into the beer garden.


You must register one human per dog! No retractable leashes can be used during the event. Please no baby joggers, strollers, roller blades, skates, bikes or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant. There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.

We are so excited to have our race and walk integrated with fundraising this year. Every step that’s taken and every dollar that’s raised saves a life at BARCS. Click here to start fundraising!