Join thousands of animal lovers for the 21st 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. 

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, followed by the Little Paws Fun Run for kids ages 4 to 10 and then a leisurely 1-mile Dog Jog before our Block party, which is free to attend, kicks off at noon. 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)

Please visit our COVID-19 safety page to learn about what safety precautions we are taking at our event.

Presenting Sponsor

Block Party Sponsor

Start and Finish Line Sponsor

Raffle Sponsor

5K Sponsor

Runner Recovery Tent Sponsor

Dog Jog Sponsor

Clean Course Sponsor

Kids' Fun Zone Area

Kids' Fun Run Sponsor

Registration Sponsor

5K Run Prize Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

With Support From

Racing Rovers

Puppy Pacers

Wagging Walkers

Doggie Dashers

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 21st 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



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