4 Paws 5K

Xenia, OH

Leash up your dog and lace up your running shoes! 

4 Paws for Ability trains and places service dogs with children and veterans with disabilities. The cost to train and place a service dog is $40,000 to $60,000. Fundraisers such as the 4 Paws 5K help us raise money to continue our mission! Thank you for your support!

Race info
The 5K and mile walk will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio on Saturday, June 24, 2023. After the race, check out the crafters and vendors at Zinnia Days in the Expo Center, and then come tour the 4 Paws campus; just a five-minute drive away! 

This is a dog-friendly event; dogs must be fully vaccinated, on a leash, and be able to behave well around other dogs. 

This year's course will start inside the fairgrounds and use the paved, shaded, Creekside Trail across the road.

Schedule of Events 
Pre race, Friday, June 23 (4 Paws for Ability)
8am to 5pm - packet pick up

Race day, Saturday, June 24 (Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center)
7am - Registration and packet pick up opens
8am - 5K start
8am - One Mile Walk start immediately following 5K
9am - Zinnia Days Craft and Vendor Show Opens (FREE Admission with 4 Paws 5K Race Bib!)
12pm - Tours at 4 Paws (*Sign up required, click here)

Zinnia Days Craft and Vendor Show Continues, Sunday, June 25, 10am to 3pm (Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center)

Registration Fees 5K
$30 - Early Bird Now through May 1 (race shirt, finisher medal, custom race bib guaranteed)
$35 - May 2 through May 29 (race shirt, finisher medal, custom race bib guaranteed)
$40 - May 30 to race day (race bib only)

*Race day registration is online only.*

Registration Fees One Mile Walk
$15 - Early Bird Now through May 1 (race shirt guaranteed)
$20 - May 2 through May 29 (race shirt guaranteed)
$25 - May 30 to race day (no shirt)

*Race day registration is online only.*

Virtual option

Want to support the race but are not able to attend in person? Register for the virtual option by May 29 and pick up your race items at 4 Paws on June 23 or choose to have them mailed to you. Cost for shipping and handling will be $5. Items will be mailed out by June 19 but not guaranteed to arrive by June 24. 

Packet pickup
Packet pickup for the mile and 5K has been scheduled for Friday, June 23 from 8am-5pm at 4 Paws for Ability. You can also pick up your packet on race morning beginning at 7am at the fairgrounds.


Are you part of a group? Create a team! Prizes for the largest team and team with the most funds raised. 

Name a Puppy!
Here's how:

1. Register for the event here: https://4Paws5K.itsyourrace.com/

2. Between now and race day, share your 5K fundraising page on social media, or go to the "Fundraising" tab on the race website above and ask your friends and family to select your name to make a donation to 4 Paws.

3. This summer, a litter of pups will be born and named the "5K Litter." Each pup will get its name from the top individual fundraisers. Depending on the number of puppies born in the litter will depend on how many fundraisers will have a chance to name one! For example, eight puppies in the litter? The top eight fundraisers will each get to name a pup!

The more you raise, the better your chances are to name a puppy.

Those registered for the 5K before May 28 will receive a 4 Paws 5K 2023 finisher medal. Winners' plaques will be awarded for the fastest male and female in age divisions 11 and under, 12-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. 

No refunds! Shirts and medals will not be mailed (unless paid for during registration) or available for pick up beyond the date of the race. 

Come for the race, stay for the activities! After the race, be sure to shop around Zinnia Days

**Sign up to tour the newest addition of the 4 Paws campus here!**

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? 
Interested in sponsoring the 4 Paws 5K? https://4pawsforabilitystore.org/products/4-paws-5k-2023-sponsorship-1

When & Where

Jun 24, 2023


8:00 AM

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