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Bloomington 18th Annual Run For Animals And Barktoberfest This Saturday
Updated October 23, 2013 7:14 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The Monroe County Humane Association will celebrate its 18th Annual Run For the Animals and Barktoberfest.

The event Saturday will celebrate the human/animal bond and raise funds for critical programs.

Information about the event can be found at

5K run/walk starts at 10 a.m. with Barktoberfest activies from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. at the Dunn Meadow on the Indiana University campus.

The event is for runners, walkers, families and furry companions and animal lovers of all ages.

Participating dogs must:

  • Be current on vaccinations, including rabies

  • Be on leash unless in designated areas

  • Get along with others and NOT be in heat

The Run A Mag 7 Race will be timed by Indiana Running Company with warm-up led by B-town Barbells. Or participants can do the fun walk.


  • Individuals $30

  • Kids 10 & Under $15 * Kids 12/under must be accompanied by registered adult

  • Cat Napper $30 * For those who want to support the event without running

The Barktoberfest will include a day of fall fun for the whole family.

Entry for the Barktoberfest is

  • FREE for humans, $5 for dogs (includes doggie bandana)

  • FREE for 1 dog belonging to participants that compete in the 5K and fundraisers who raise $30 or more

People activities, including:

  • Safe Trick or Treating

  • Dog / Cat Photo as well as Kids' Coloring Contests

  • Bounce House and Face Painting

  • Caricatures by Karen Kovich

  • "Take Your Picture" with Lil Bub (cutout)

  • Animal Fair with sponsors, PetsAlive, WildCare, and other animal-related booths

  • Adoptable Animals from Bloomington Animal Care and Control!

Lively games and attractions for dogs and their people:

  • Applied Canine Behaviors, Mad 4 My Dog Training, and BLIISS Animal Reiki Demonstrations

  • Flying Paws Dog Agility "Try-It" and Canine Companions Off-leash play areas

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