Bark In The Park


Mark your calendars, our 21st annual
Bark in the Park will be on October 21st & 22nd, 2017 at Chesapeake City Park!

Bark in the Park

This year marks our 21st annual Bark in the Park fundraiser, held in conjunction with Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism. It is Chesapeake Humane’s largest fundraiser of the year and is the city’s most talked about pet event. This two-day event kicks off on Saturday, October 21st at 3pm with our 5K Doggy Dash and one mile Puppy Trot and the Family Fun Fest on Sunday, October 22nd, from 12pm until 5pm at Chesapeake City Park. This is a rain or shine event. The festivities include the popular Radar Run, canine demonstrations and contests, animal rescue/welfare exhibitors, a variety of vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, our popular raffle and loads of fun for both the two- and four-legged members of the family.

We are also pleased to add two new elements to this year’s lineup:
The World-Famous Disc-Connected K9s – This troupe of talented rescue dogs from Jacksonville, Florida, will perform their high-flying stunts on Saturday (pre-race) and again on Sunday for the Family Fun Fest.
Pawject Runway – This is our take on the popular TV show ‘Project Runway.’ From Haute Couture to Halloween, this costume parade is sure to be a crowd pleaser!


Events & Activities
We’ll have more on this years’ events for you soon!

We’re excited to announce that at this year’s Bark In The Park we’ll be having special performances by The Disc-Connected K-9’s! This group of Frisbee Dogs has 16 world championship finalists & are all rescue dogs!
You can catch their high-flying stunts on Saturday before the race and again on Sunday during the Family Fun Fest!


The Races
Check out the sidebar to the right for details on how to enter! →
Check back for more information as we iron out more details!

Enjoy a sunset run at Chesapeake City Park where you can run with your canine companion!
We are excited to present that this year’s Bark In The Park will feature a 5k race and a 1 Mile Puppy Trot! NEW this year, we are happy to be welcoming virtual runners if you’d like to sit back and raise funds for animals in need.
You can enter the 5K/1 Mile with or without a dog, in memory of a beloved pet, or in honor of your cat.

NEW this year, we are excited to announce a change in our course routes that will help ensure simplicity and fun. Check back for updated maps of our new routes!

Participants in all races will receive a FREE t-shirt! Medals & ribbons will be awarded to all human finishers, and ribbons will also be awarded to all furry finishers!
All of our virtual participants will also receive a race bib, medal, and shirt!

All race participants will automatically be entered into a raffle to be held after the races are completed! We will be drawing bib numbers to determine the winners.


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