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Join thousands of animal lovers for the 22nd Annual Dog Jog, 5K and Block Party, presented by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts and benefiting the Richmond SPCA! Participate in person or select the "run anywhere" option. 

On Saturday, March 23, expect a day packed  with fun activities for the whole family. The day begins with a chip-timed 5K (3.1 mile) for people only and then a leisurely 1-mile Dog Jog. The event is rain or shine!

We’ve been carefully monitoring weather conditions for the weekend of our Dog Jog, 5K and Block Party. As forecasts of heavy rain are worsening, we have made the decision to reschedule the free Block Party, Marketplace and Little Paws Fun Run portions of the event for Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. You can enjoy the Little Paws Fun Run for kids ages 4 to 10 at 2 p.m. at our Block party, which is free to attend. Your participation makes a lifesaving difference to pets in need. All net proceeds aid in our efforts to rescue and rehabilitate homeless animals and to deliver crucial programs to pets and the people who love them. 

Your Dog Jog, 5K or Run Anywhere registration includes:

  • An event T-shirt (for the first 1,000 registrants)
  • An event medal (for the first 1,000 registered participants)
  • A bag full of exciting giveaways from our generous sponsors (for the first 1,000 registrants)
  • A numbered race bib (for the 5K)
  • GPS tracking, progress alerts and official race timing through the RaceJoy app as you hit milestones along your route (if you choose our Run Anywhere option)

Presenting Sponsor

Block Party Sponsor

Raffle Sponsor

Pet's Fun Zone Sponsor

5K Sponsor

Runner Recovery Tent Sponsor

Dog Jog Sponsor

Clean Course Sponsor

Kids' Fun Zone Area

Kids' Fun Run Sponsor

Pre-Event Drive-Through Packet Pickup Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

5K Run Prize Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

With Support From

Racing Rovers

Puppy Pacers

Wagging Walkers

Doggie Dashers

Media Sponsors

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at


Richmond SPCA
2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA US 23220


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for Richmond SPCA's 22nd Annual Dog Jog, 5K and Block Party.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

Your Home is on the Course

We are excited to let you know that the Richmond SPCA’s 22nd Annual Dog Jog, 5K and Block Party, sponsored by Holiday Barn Pet Resorts will be occurring on Saturday, March 23 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. We are hopeful that this event will raise more than $200,000 for homeless animals in our community. Starting at 9:45 a.m., your street will be closed and inaccessible until ~11 a.m. During this time all parked cars will also need to be cleared from the street. The course will be monitored by City of Richmond police. Please see the map of our 5K to plan accordingly.

As one of our neighbors, we would love to invite you to be a part of the festivities. The Block Party starting at noon is free to attend and features activities for pets and children, dog agility, live music, food, adult beverages and more than 50 vendors in our Marketplace. If you’re interested in participating in our Dog Jog or 5K, please use coupon code NEIGHBORS24 to save $10 on your registration.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on March 23.

Your grateful friends at the Richmond SPCA



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