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5th Annual Paw Valley Festival & 5K

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Lawrence Humane Society’s Paw Valley Festival and 5K returns Saturday, May 11!

Get ready for a day of tail-wagging, butt-sniffing, family-friendly fun!

Lawrence Humane Society’s Fifth Annual Paw Valley Festival and 5K kicks off at 10:00am with a 5K Run/Walk beginning in South Park and winding through Downtown and East Lawrence. Then, catch your breath after the run at the Paw Valley Festival, featuring local vendors, food and beer, music, contests, and plenty of activities for all ages (and for Fido, too)! The festival is FREE to attend for the whole family (two- and four-legged members, alike)! Plus, join the City of Lawrence Department of Parks and Recreation for the annual Skyhoundz Frisbee Disc Dog Championships (registration will be from 8:30am – 9:45am; competition starts at 10:00am).


5K registration includes run timing, an event t-shirt, a runner bag full of goodies, and more!


  • $35: Early Bird Registration (Register by March 24!)
  • $40: Regular Registration (March 25-May 1)
  • $45: Late and Day-Of Registration (After May 2)

Online registration is closed. On-site registration will take place on Saturday at 8:30 at South Park. See you there!


Runner packets can be picked up anytime between 8:30 AM – 10 AM on Saturday, May 11th at South Park. Race starts at 10 AM. 


Leashed, well-behaved, vaccinated dogs are always welcome (but not required for their humans to participate in the event).


Click here to see finisher times for Paw Valley Festival & 5K 2019 

Become a Sponsor or Vendor

Support the Lawrence Humane Society and promote your business to a dedicated audience of 500+ animal lovers by becoming a sponsor or a vendor!

Contact Michele Thompson via email at mthompson@lawrencehumane.org or call 785-371-0528.

Download a Paw Valley Sponsorship and Vendor Packet 


Purchase a Sponsorship or Vendor Space


May 11
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lawrence Humane Society
(785) 843-6835


South Park
1132 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044 United States
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