The Run Walk Four Paws 5k will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, on the beautiful area at John Prince Park, in the City of Lake Worth. The race will be limited to 500 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.
Awards will be presented for those being timed for overall top adult male and female, and top age group winners male and female. A participation medal will be presented to all participants (walk or run) at the finish line. 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.
Subsequently, due to the dire need for low cost veterinary care, on May 28, 2015 the Justin Bartlett Animal Hospital was founded! To-date, the hospital has served over 10,000 patients, and performed over 3,500 spay / neuter surgeries, some at no cost to the public.
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.
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 6:30am till noon.
Food / Drinks
We will provide juice, snacks and fruits to all participants.
Event details and schedule
Event Schedule and Times
Rates: All on-line rates will be available until on-line registration is closed March 05, 2017. Rate increases for Run Walk to $40 for adults on day of race March 19, 2017.
Registration & Check-in: 6:00am-6:30am
Pre-race warm-up starts at 6:30am
The 5k Run starts at 7:00 am
Runners -7:00 am
Followed by Runners with Dogs
Walkers -7:15 am
Followed by Walkers with Dogs, Kids, and Strollers
Awards Ceremony begins at 8:00am
Awards to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, male and female for each category: Under 18, 18-39, 40+ and overall winner male and female