HSMO's Annual Bark in the Park

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Event Sponsor: 
Humane Society of Missouri & Purina
Date: 
Sat May, 20 2017 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Address: 
Cricket Field in Forest Park
Cricket Drive and Grand Drive
63112 St. Louis , MO

8:00am to 1:00pm. This event is the Midwest's largest pet festival and fundraiser. Gather your friends and fellow animal lovers and spend the morning with thousands of dogs and the people who love them at Cricket Field in Forest Park! You'll have a great time AND you'll be raising "Dollars for Dogs" to help abused and neglected animals at the Humane Society of Missouri. NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES!
General Registration: $40 per person (May 1, 2017 - May 20, 2017). Children 12 and under are FREE!
All attendees must register for Bark in the Park, whether or not they participate in the 5K or 1-mile fun walk.
Additional fundraising is not a requirement to attend the event.
LOCATION: Cricket Field is just east of the Muny Circle and the Visitor’s Center Parking Lot. The most convenient entrance to use is off of Lindell at the History Museum. They will have plenty of signage throughout the park to direct you to Cricket Field.
PARKING: Plenty of FREE parking is available near Cricket Field - at the Forest Park Visitor’s Center Lot, on the street and at the Lower Muny Lot.
BAD WEATHER? Yes, even if it's raining cats and dogs - they will still be at Cricket Field on May 20, 2017. Many event activities will be under tents, so come and enjoy all of the DOG-GONE fun even if it's a little wet!
ACTIVITIES: In addition to the 5k race and the 1-mile Walk for Animals, you and your pooch can enjoy high-flying fun with the Purina Pro Plan Performance Team, or test your pup's skill on the doggie agility course! We'll have PAWsome pet contests, animal-centric vendors and plenty of kid-friendly activities. We're adding more fun to the festivities all the time - you won't want to miss any of the action!
http://member.hsmo.org/site/PageNavigator/BarkintheParkEventInformation....
Questions? Email bark@hsmo.org or call 314-951-1567, M-F from 8:30am-5:00pm.
Race Packet PICKUP for 5K participants ONLY is Friday, May 19 at Fleet Feet Sports, 11731 Manchester Road, 63131 from 10am - 8pm.
Participants may also check in before the race on May 20. Registration opens at 8am!
Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome!
SCHEDULE:
8:00 a.m. Registration opens
9:00 a.m. 5K Race starts Also: Fun Family Festival and Vendor Booths Open
9:15 a.m. Pro Plan® Performance Team Exhibition
10:00 a.m. A Walk for Animals - 1 Mile Walk to End Animal Abuse
11:00 a.m. Pro Plan® Performance Team Exhibition
12:00 p.m. Pet Contests Begin (Categories: Coming soon! )
1:00 p.m. CLOSE OF BARK IN THE PARK 2017
--> Street Closure Update 05/12/17: Wells Drive will re-open on Friday morning, May 12, near the zoo.  Construction will continue on Government Drive into June 2017. Government Drive will remain CLOSED to vehicle and pedestrian access between Wells Drive and the north Zoo parking lot for the duration of the project.