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4th Annual Barky Pines Puppy Love 5K...

  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Start Time
6:30 pm
Commons Park
11600 Poinciana Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach

_ The 4th Annual Barky Pines Puppy Love 5K:

We are so excited for our 4th annual Puppy Love 5k Race and Walk.

Thank you so much for joining us! Your support means the world  to us and the animals we rescue. You are running / walking for THEM! 


Commons Park 
11600 Poinciana Blvd.
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
(Off Royal Palm Beach Blvd between Okeechobee Blvd. and Southern Blvd). 

With each race we learn and strive to put on a better event each time. The dedicated course at the park has some tricky spots.  SO please watch for signs and volunteers guiding you! Please view the course map to familiarize yourself with the course. 



  • Race Day check-in will begin at 4:30pm- Early check in and packet pick up will be announced as we are closer to race day
  • Our National Anthem, will be at approximately 6:15
  • Race start is 6:30 with chip-timed runners at the start line first. Please stagger start as possible
  • Fun run/walk with your pet: your start is 6:45 pm  behind chipped runners, also staggering start as possible. 
  • Costume contest awards 
  • Raffle drawings 

 Along with the Pet Costume Contest, come early and visit with adorable and adoptable pets.

Take a chance on the AMAZING raffle prizes that sponsors donated. Visit our sponsor's booths! Have some fun with photo opps ad be sure to see our Race photographer Leonard Bryant for amazing photos

If you haven't already, please register your pet. We want to be sure to have their packets ready too. If your pet is participating in the costume contest, be sure to sign them up either at early check-in or when you arrive on race day. You get get your costume contest voting sheet at the registration booth to choose your favorite dressed up pet!

If you haven't told your family, friends and neighbors about the race, please do! Share on social media using the hashtag #puppylove5k

Group formation is made available and provides  discounts for groups over four.

Though we do not expect delays, due to supply chain issues these days, any late registrations may have to be mailed their participant give aways after the race. We do apologize in advance if this should happen.  Thank you for understanding.

We will have prizes for the male and female 1st Place finishers  in the following categories:

I. 18 and under 
II. 19-29
III. 30-39
IV. 40-49
V. 50-59
Vi. 60-70
Vii. 71 and over

For early registrants, prior to January 20, 2023, the price is $40 and includes a t-shirt and medal as well as a "swag bag". On February 1, 2023 the price increases  to $45. 

There will be special rates for children/s school running groups, please contact us for more details!

For those wishing to do a virtual race, that is also an option! The cost is $40 to include the price for the t-shirt, medal and shipping. After February 1, this price rises to $45.

Even more, we will again have our pet walk/run beginning at 6:45 pm for those wishing to dress up their pet and take them on a stroll - come as you are! Please line up behind the chipped runners.

This race will  be chip timed for those that wish to take advantage of it , but  NO PRESSURE . its for leisure and FUN ! 

We will have a pet costume contest and fun photo ops, along with raffle prizes for the winners!

Of course, Barky Pines' finest adoptables will be available for adoption! Many vendors to come as well,. 

Most of all, HAVE FUN! It's all about the pets! 

Any questions, please feel free to email, call or text 561.402.1451.

Thank you so much,

Elizabeth & Barky Pines Crew

*Barky Pines is an animal rescue and sanctuary located in Loxahatchee, Florida. It is their mission and goal to save those who would otherwise be euthanized
and to unite our furry friends with their forever homes. Barky Pines is the second largest rescuer of animals from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.*

Registration CH44145 A copy of the official registration and financial information may ne obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state


2022 Results at: runsignup.com
2021 Results at: runsignup.com


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