The run/walk fundraiser and festival to help thousands of local, homeless pets returns to Alton Baker Park on May 15
EUGENE, OREGON – (May 11, 2022) – Greenhill Humane Society’s longest running and largest fundraiser, Bark in the Park, returns this Sunday, May 15 at Alton Baker Park. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, dogs and their people will gather together for the biggest party celebrating pups! Onsite registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on May 15, with the 10K, 5K starting at 8:30 a.m., and the 2K beginning at 9:45 am, followed by contests, vendor giveaways and more. Participants can register here, www.green-hill.org/bark.
Nearly a thousand dogs and their humans are expected to participate in this year’s event. The event, which celebrates the human-animal bond is also one of Greenhill’s largest fundraisers of the year with a goal of raising $100,000 to help care for over 3,100 animals in 2022.
Festivities include the run, the walk, canine activities, vendor booths, food trucks, demonstrations, contests and more. Bark in the Park is the largest pet event in the Southern Willamette Valley and one of the largest run/walks in Eugene. Runners can participate as an individual (with or without a dog) or join a team.
This year, Greenhill Humane Society hopes to raise $100,000 for the animals and is relying on the community for help. The shelter depends on donations and grants for much of its funding, which is used for a variety of services and resources for the animals and the community. In addition to caring for over 3,000 homeless, lost and neglected pets, Greenhill programs include, but are not limited to: adoption services, education, Community Pet Pantry, domestic violence assistance, senior assistance, pet retention assistance, spay/neuter programs, disaster response, volunteer opportunities and foster care.
Register and learn more about Bark in the Park at www.green-hill.org/bark.
When: Sunday, May 15, 2022, activities begin at 7 a.m. running until noon.
Where: Alton Baker Park
- Pre-registration until Saturday, May 14 is $20 and includes a doggie bandana or $35 with a doggie bandana and a T-shirt for humans. Children 12 and under are free to register and may purchase a t-shirt.
- Day-of Registration is $25 with a doggie bandana or $40 with a doggie bandana and a T-shirt (while supplies last).
- Fundraising Registration (raising money but not participating in the event) is free.
To learn more about Greenhill Humane Society and Bark in the Park, visit www.green-hill.org.
About Greenhill Humane Society
Greenhill Humane Society has been caring for animals in Lane County since 1944. It is a private, non-profit organization that relies on charitable donations. Greenhill is located at 88530 Green Hill Road in Eugene. We envision a world in which all animals are treated with compassion and respect. To learn more visit www.green-hill.org or follow at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.