Paws For A Cause

5k/1m Fun Run/Walk

Event Details

Support OPERATION FREEDOM PAWS!

Four Paws, Two Feet, One Team!

Join us for a 1 mile or 5K Fun Run/Walk event at Vasona Park at the Meadowbrook site.  All profits raised from this event will benefit Operation Freedom Pawshttp://operationfreedompaws.org/.

Operation Freedom Paws is a wonderful non-profit organization that pairs service dogs with veterans. All dogs come from shelters and rescue groups.  The run is Sunday, June 1st at Vasona Park in Los Gatos. It is a beautiful, flat course around the lake. Prizes awarded to top finishers and dog teams. A dog handling demonstration will take place immediately following the run.

The courses are Wheelchair accessible.

SPONSORS:

NF Wealth Management http://www.NF-Wealth.com

Reed Animal Hospital http://reedanimalhospital.com

Dr. Dave's Pet Grooming/Dog Boarding http://drdavesboardinggrooming.com

Xteria Construction & Consulting http://www.xteriaconstruction.com

Mike O'Brien Specialized Hauling Inc. http://www.obrienheavyhaul.com

A & C Consulting Service broche545@aol.com

Acme Dog Services http://www.acmedogservices.com

Jewels by Julie http://juliewiley.mypremierdesigns.com

Registration Fees

5K - ADULT

5k (3.1 mile) run or walk, suitable for all including kids, people with pets and/or jogging strollers, and walkers starting and ending at Vasona Park in scenic Los Gatos.
Sold Out
Feb 02 - Mar 31 $35.00
Apr 01 - May 29 $40.00

5K - CHILD (12 Yrs or under)/MILITARY

5k (3.1 mile) run or walk, suitable for all including kids, people with pets and/or jogging strollers, and walkers starting and ending at Vasona Park in scenic Los Gatos.
Sold Out
Feb 02 - Mar 31 $20.00
Apr 01 - May 29 $25.00

1M - ALL

1 mile run or walk, suitable for all including kids, people with pets and/or jogging strollers, and walkers starting and ending at Vasona Park in scenic Los Gatos.
Sold Out
Feb 02 - Mar 31 $15.00
Apr 01 - May 29 $20.00

Event Parking

We encourage carpooling as much as possible for this event. There is a limited amount of parking inside Vasona Park and vehicle entry into the park is $6 per car.

Pets & Strollers

Friendly, well-socialized dogs are welcome to run/walk with their family. Dogs must be on 6' leash and under human control at all times. No flexible leashes allowed. Always pick up after your dog; ensure dogs will greet properly, NO nose to nose; current vaccinations are required.  Ask before greeting a service dog and please do not take offense if the owner says no, it means the dog is working for them at the moment.

Jogging strollers are permitted in this event.  The entire race is on a paved surface, however, please be aware that much of the course is on a bike path and narrows significantly in some portions.  Please be aware of other runners attempting to pass.  Also, for safety reasons, we ask that those of you who wish to bring jogging strollers start the race in the back of the pack.

Operation Freedom Paws Mission

Operation Freedom Paws trains veterans and others with disabilities, leveraging the canine human relationship to become a service dog team, and restore their own independence.

Awards

Prizes will be given following the races for the categories:

5K Awards:

Top Adult Male & Female finishers

Top Human + Dog Team finisher

Top Child Male & Female finishers.  12 years and under for Child category.

Course Map

Thanks for DONATIONS!

We'd like to extend a special THANK YOU to all our race partners who provided fantastic donations for the event! 

  • Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel Palo Alto
  • DogPoopBags
  • Hotel Keen Palo Alto
  • KIND Bars
  • Merry Puppins
  • Pet Food Express
  • Pet People Los Gatos
  • Road ID
  • Sports Basement

Event Schedule

  • Jun 01 8:00 AM - Registration & Number Pick-Up
  • Jun 01 9:00 AM - 1M / 5K Start Time
  • Jun 01 10:30 AM - Awards Presentation
  • Jun 01 11:00 AM - Dog Handling Demonstration
  • Jun 01 12:00 PM - Wrap Up

Contact Information

Event Location

Vasona Park; Meadowbrook Site, 333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032

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