Be the Runner Your Dog Thinks You Are!
Join the SPCA for the largest certified, competitive, dog-friendly race in the Triangle — with a touch of holiday spirit. The Santa Paws 5K is for serious runners AND for recreational runners who just want to dress up their dogs and have a fun jog! 

When: Sunday, November 19 (rain or shine)
Race Check-In: 8:00am
Race Start Time: 9:00am
Where: Dorothea Dix Campus, Raleigh (62 Whiteside Drive, Dorothea Dix Campus, Raleigh, NC)

Super Early Bird Discount: Save $10
Now through Sep. 25th, 2017.  Use promo code "Super"

Early Bird Discount: Save $5
Sep. 26th through Oct. 25th, 2017. Use promo code "Run"
Promo codes are only valid for Competitive and Recreational registrations


Celebrity Santa Paws Photos 9:30am – 10:30am
Have your photo taken with celebrity Santa Mike Maze of WRAL-TV5! 

The SPCA of Wake County’s Santa Paws 5K Run is a benefit event to help homeless pets, and include your 4-legged running buddy in the festivities. This annual event sells out each year, and draws people of all ages and dogs of all type to compete in their age category or just run for fun. 

Put on your Santa hat and your running shoes because you love your pet and so other companion animals can have the chance to be loved! Thank you for being the difference in a homeless animal's life.

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