Be the runner your dog thinks you are…

(Registration Coming Soon)

Join the SPCA of Wake County for the largest certified, competitive, dog-friendly race in the Triangle – with a touch of the holiday spirit. Whether you are looking to beat your latest 5K time, dress up your dog like one of Santa’s helpers, or just enjoy the scenery of Dorothea Dix Park, this event is for you and your participation will make a difference.

Proceeds from the 8th annual Santa Paws 5K will further the SPCA’s mission to transform the lives of pets and people in our community. Register now to help homeless pets!

Thank you for your lifesaving efforts!

When: Sunday, November 17 (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)

New This Year: All 5K registration include a timing chip!

Early Bird Discount: Save $5
Now through Sept. 1, 2019. Use promo code “Champion”
Promo codes are only valid for 5K registrations.


Celebrity Santa Paws Photos 9:30am – 10:30am
Have your photo taken with our celebrity Santa, Gerald Owens!

Vendor & Sponsorship opportunities are still being finalized for this event.
If you are interested in receiving information about these opportunities, please email Sarah Streeper.