Join us for our 4th Annual 4K PAWS on the Trail Fun Run / Walk through the Reading Town Forest on Saturday, September 19 (note date change from prior years). WROR’s (105.7FM) Street Team will be with us again this year bringing music, games and giveaways!
And this year we are adding a Virtual 10K, 5K or 1 Mile event to be completed September 19 - October 3, 2020. Run or walk your favorite loop, out and back, lollipop, point to point, trail or treadmill, at your own pace, all at once or over a number of days, to raise money for PAWS.
Virtual participants are invited to join PAWS and 4K entrants on September 19, the ‘official’ race day, at the Reading Town Forest. This fun-filled morning welcomes runners, walkers, teams and families of all ages, including those participating in our FREE Kitty Kat Dash for kids 10 and under (Wood End Field). Virtual competitors may continue to register and complete their race any time by October 3.
Awards will be presented to the top male and female runners and walkers in the 4K event; and to the top individual and team raising the most money. Virtual participants will also receive awards for the top team and individual raising the most money. T-shirts available to the first 100 adult registrants of the 4K, or 5K / 10K; and all children participating in the Kitty Kat Dash receive a finishers medal. There will be door prize drawings, and post-race refreshments will be available.
All proceeds from this event will be used to ensure PAWS can cover the medical expenses and extra-care needs of our homeless animals. In 2019, with your help, PAWS was able to assist more than 220 abandoned and stray animals.
So, get your family and friends together, lace up your sneakers, and help us make a difference for more local animals! Register now for what promises to be a fun-filled day on the trails and throughout your neighborhood! Kids must also register for the free Kitty Kat Dash.
If you would like to sponsor a runner or walker for either the 4K Fun Run / Walk or Virtual event, CLICK HERE.
4K RACE TIMED BY North Shore Timing
The 4K, out-and-back, course takes you along scenic hiking trails and gravel, rocky roads that wind through the wetlands and woodlands of the forest (depending on weather, some trails may be wet/muddy).
4K Registration Fees:
$35 pre-race day
$40 race day
Children 10 and under – Free
Virtual 10K and 5K Registration Fees:
1 Mile Registration Fee:
Schedule of Events:
7:15 am – 8:30am / Registration & Bib Number Pick Up – Wood End Field
8:40 am / Youth 5 and under, 100 yards – Wood End Field
8:45 am / Youth 6-10, .2 mile – Wood End Field
9:00 am / Fun Run / Walk – Reading Town Forest
T-Shirts to the first 100 registered adults (sizes NOT guaranteed)
Finisher medals to all child participants in the Kitty Kat Dash
Post-race snacks and beverages
Limited Parking is available at Wood End Field
What to Bring:
Bring your mask and energetic self. Donations of canned cat or kitten food are welcome!
Massachusetts has announced that road races will be allowed during Phase 4 of the reopening plan, but the timing of Phase 4 is currently uncertain. Thus, it may be necessary for this event to go virtual. Please check back with us for updates. We will be following all state guidelines in place on September 19.
Tickets & Donations are Tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. All ticket sales are final.
This event is rain or shine.
TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE DAY OF EVENT
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can print your ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device at time of check-in.
Tickets for 4th Annual PAWS on the Trail 4K Fun Run/Walk and Kitty Kat Dash can be booked here.
|Ticket Information||Ticket Price|
|4K Trail Run||USD 35|
|4K Trail Walk||USD 35|
|Kitty Kat Dash||Free|
|Virtual Fun Run / Walk ( 5k, 10k )||USD 35|
|Virtual Fun Run / Walk ( 1 Mile )||Free|
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