Run Walk Four Paws


Event Date

Sun, Mar 22, 2015


Lake Worth, FL

About This Activity

The Run Walk Four Paws 5k Run will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015, on the beautiful areas surrounding Bryant Park, Downtown Lake Worth. The race will be limited to 300 runners so please sign up early so you don't miss out! Walk Four Paws will follow the run. All well behaved dogs welcome on leash. Dogs participating will receive their own goody bag.

About Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue

In 2007 a group of volunteers noted the dire shortage of homes for recent or expectant mother cats and dogs and their offspring, as well as the need for the care of orphan newborns. Identifying that the shelter resources could not provide the care necessary to raise puppies and kittens until ready for adoption Peter J. Torres along with Donald Wulff, Kathy McNeil and Terry Collins decided to establish their own rescue group and formed A Second Chance Puppy and Kitten Rescue, Inc.

The group’s knowledge base was created with long volunteer “hands-on” hours, common sense and research driven processes. Though time consuming and exhausting, within the first three years the group became the largest foster-based animal rescue group in Palm Beach County.

After five years of creating, and dedicating long, tireless hours to the homeless animals, and over 300 dedicated volunteers, the Founders, along with other key volunteers, decided that maintaining focus on the Mission was more important than fighting the bureaucracy in the boardroom.

On April 2, 2012 in memory of an animal lover, Justin Bartlett, who tragically lost his life at a young age, the Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue was formed. The Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue, together with the already established, The Justin Bartlett Foundation, will continue its mission to not only rescue, foster, and adopt, but also promote humane animal education and provide veterinary medical assistance to the local communities.

The Mission

Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue’s mission is to reduce the number of homeless dogs and cats from becoming victim to shelter euthanasia, while educating the public on the importance of adoption and spay and neuter in our community. Our 100% volunteer staff is dedicated to saving pregnant and nursing animals, as well as, orphaned puppies, homeless adult pets, and any unwanted animal, whether sick or healthy, black or spotted. If there is an open foster home and available funds we will ensure the animal receives its forever home. Every animal we rescue is placed in a foster home, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, tested, and provided any other necessary medical care. Once the animal is ready for adoption, they will remain in our foster program until a perfect match, between the animal and a new family is made.

The Vision

Our vision is to someday be able to deploy more than one MASH (Mobile Animal Surgical Hospital) unit throughout Palm Beach County. This will allow us to assist those that believe together we can reach a zero homeless animal community by means of sterilization (Spay/Neuter), as well as offer affordable veterinary care.


Will be provided starting at 8:30am till 5:00pm, Band and DJ. All day event following Run/Walk in the park with entertainment, vendors, food, activities, pet adoptions, and much much more. Egg hunt for kids starting at 12:30pm.


On site pet adoptions will be available by Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue


Various vendors will be on site promoting pet related products, health and wellness, as well as other different categories

Food / Drinks

We have it all!

Event details and schedule
Event Schedule and Times

Rates: All on-line rates will be available until on-line registration is closed at 2 pm on March 21, 2015. Rate increases for Run/Walk to $40 for adults on day of race March 22, 2015.


The 5k Race starts at 8:00 am
Runners go first at 8:00 am
Followed by Runners with Dogs
Followed by Walkers with Dogs
Awards begin at 9:30am
Pre-Race Packet Pick Up: Details will be announced as they become available
Registration open at 6:00am
Pre-Race Warm Up starts at 6:30am
Event in Bryant Park until 5:00pm - Entertainment (band), Music (DJ), Vendors, Food, Contests, and more! Egg Hunt at 12:30pm. Go to Justin Bartlett home page to find more details about Doggone Eggstravaganza and to register kids for the egg hunt.
Parking: There will be limited parking around the park. Other parking will be available at various lots within walking distance of the starting area. Please arrive early to allow for plenty of time to get to starting area.

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