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Bark in the Dark

Saturday, October 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 6th annual Bark in the Dark!

All proceeds from this family & dog friendly 5K and 1-mile fun run/walk benefit animals in need at Humane Society of West Michigan. Participants have the opportunity to raise additional donations to support these animals.

The event features family fun activities including: balloon animals, face painting, a pup-a-razzi photo booth, and the Independent Bank dog costume contest before the run/walk, and is followed by music, snacks, and a beer tent featuring local beer, wine, & hard cider after the race!

RSVP at barkinthedark.org

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Riverside Park – Riverbend Shelter (north end of park)
2001 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Registration fees include:
Entry to the 5k or 1 mile run/walk
A wag bag filled with goodies for your dog
Access to the pre-race activities
Complimentary snacks and nonalcoholic beverages following the race
Participants ages 21+ will also receive a ticket for one alcoholic beverage at the beer tent featuring local beer, wine, and hard cider.

Due to the increased number of confirmed cases of Canine Influenza, we encourage pet owners to talk to their vet about the available vaccine. As with all vaccines, it is important to protect your dog from infection and to prevent them from spreading any diseases to other dogs they may come into contact with. For more information on Canine Influenza please visit: https://www.avma.org/ KB/Resources/FAQs/Pages/ Control-of-Canine-Influenza- in-Dogs.aspx and contact your veterinarian with any questions.

Out of respect to the health and well-being of all dogs attending this year’s Bark in the Dark event, if you think your dog has had or may have been exposed to the Canine Influenza virus, we ask that you consider leaving him/her at home this year. Thank you in advance for your commitment to the health of our furry friends.



Saturday, October 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Humane Society of West Michigan
3077 Wilson Dr NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49534 United States
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