Mansfield Parks and Recreation has teamed up with the Mansfield Animal Care & Control for an award-winning, one-of-a-kind event that combines fitness with furry friends!
The Barks and Rec 5k, sponsored by Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, takes place on May 11, 2019 and invites runners and walkers to participate in a fun run while paired up with dogs from our shelter who could use a day out to enjoy the fresh air and exercise. On registration, you choose if you'd like to walk/run with a shelter dog, bring your dog from home or walk solo (and leave your hands free to pet all the pups!). All participating shelters will be onsite after the event with discounted adoptions and everyone can enjoy a doggy-centric festival, complete with games, booths, activities and shopping for pups and the people who love them.
Now an officially approved Run Repeat Approved race as a dog-friendly event that gives back to the community!