5K for K9 Run Walk

5K for K9s Run & Walk

Benefiting sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter

100% of the proceeds raised go directly to the dogs!

What is Friends of the Shelter?
Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that was founded in 2003 to help fund the medical care for the sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter. Each year, our organization helps save the lives of over 350 deserving dogs!

What activities are planned for 2022?
This year we will host both virtual and in person events! We are excited to return to Alum Creek State Park beach on Saturday, September 24th! You can also run or walk with your four-legged friends virtually between September 23rd - September 25th. We will have 100 great auction and raffle items online for you to bid on and feature some at the event.

The Friends of the Shelter 5K for K9s is one of our largest annual fundraisers. It is a 5K run or walk and, thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of the proceeds raised goes directly to the dogs! All race fees, sponsorships, and pledges help pay for the medical care for sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center.

Why sponsor a participant of the 5K for K9s?
Because you will be helping save the lives of deserving dogs who otherwise would not receive a second chance at life. Friends of the Shelter relies on donations from the public to save the animals and pay for their veterinary care. The more money we raise, the more lives we can save! So please sponsor Friends of the Shelter today. Since we are a 501c3, donations made to Friends of the Shelter are tax-deductible.

The 5K for dog lovers - help save a dog's life!

2022 Sponsors

How you can help

Run or Walk

Register to run or walk and your entry fee goes directly to helping sick and injured shelter dogs.


Not able to participate in the 5K this year? Not a problem. You can still donate to help our cause.

Become a Sponsor

Our great sponsors make this race possible. Check out the many sponsorship opportunities.

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