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NEW to Woofstock 2018: 5K Run timed by Berkshire Running Center

Join Berkshire Humane Society for our annual fundraiser celebrating you and your dog! Enjoy family-friendly activities, food trucks, craft fair, live music, raffles & games…plus, participants are invited to run or walk with or without a dog. Everyone is encouraged to collect pledges to help support homeless animals and the mission of Berkshire Humane Society. Fundraising perks & assistance are available.

Woofstock 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
The Common on First Street, Pittsfield, MA
Grand Marshal – Max, the little retriever mix

Special thanks to our 2018 Title Sponsors, Pittsfield Cooperative Bank & Museum of Dog

SCHEDULE

9:00 – 9:45 A.M. 5K Registration  — and —  9:00 – 10:45 A.M. Dog Walk Registration
Check-in at least 15 minutes before your event. Turn in your pledges and collect your t-shirt and prizes. Leashed dogs are welcome. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

9:30 A.M. Preliminary Canine Games
Free games for dogs and their people. Finals will be held at noon.

10:00 A.M. 5K Run
Runners will enjoy a 5K timed by Berkshire Running Center. Leashed canines are invited to participate. Route TBA. Please check-in by 9:45 a.m.

11:00 A.M. Dog Walk
Walkers will take a stroll around downtown Pittsfield led by our 2018 Grand Marshal (TBA). Leashed canines are invited to participate. Please check-in by 10:45 a.m.

12:00 P.M. Final Canine Games
Ribbons will be awarded! You must compete in the preliminary games to qualify for finals. 

12:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Festival
Enjoy our family-friendly festival with live music, craft fair, food trucks, beer tent, games, raffles & more!

There are many ways to participate in Woofstock 2018



  • 5K RACE ONLY

    Register to Run Only

    • Pre-registration: $25  Day-of Registration: $30  Kids 12 & Under: $20
    • The first 150 runners and walkers to pre-register with a minimum donation of $25 will receive a Berkshire Humane Society hip pack.
    • Woofstock t-shirts available (while supplies last) for a donation of $60. Registration counts toward this donation. Secure your shirt by pre-registering by August 20 with a $35 donation in addition to your $25 pre-registration fee.
    • Registered dogs receive a bandanna (while supplies last).
    • You may run as an individual or on a team with family and friends.

  • 5K RACE & COLLECT PLEDGES

    Register to Run & Collect

    • This registration includes a free, personalized fundraising platform. Just click the green button above and select “Register”.
    • Pre-registration: $25  Day-of Registration: $30  Kids 12 & Under: $20
    • The first 150 runners and walkers to pre-register with a minimum donation of $25 will receive a Berkshire Humane Society hip pack.
    • Woofstock t-shirts available (while supplies last) for a donation of $60. Registration counts toward this donation. Secure your shirt by pre-registering by August 20 with a $35 donation in addition to your $25 pre-registration fee.
    • Registered dogs receive a bandanna (while supplies last).
    • You may run as an individual or on a team with family and friends.

  • DOWNTOWN DOG WALK

    Register to Walk & Collect

    • This registration includes a free, personalized fundraising platform. Just click the green button above and select “Register”.
    • The Dog Walk is a FREE event, however, a $25 donation is suggested.
    • Pre-register for a donation of $25 or more, and receive a Berkshire Humane Society hip pack. Only the first 150 runners and walkers to pre-register with a minimum donation of $25 will receive the hip pack.
    • Donate a minimum of $10 at the time of registration and your dog will receive a bandanna (while supplies last).
    • Donate or raise a minimum of $60 to receive a Woofstock t-shirt (while supplies last). Secure your t-shirt by pre-registering by August 20 with a $60 donation. If you donate $60 on the day of the event, t-shirts are given out on a first-come-first-served basis.
    • You may walk as a team with family or friends.

Register with a Paper Form: If you do not want to register online, you may print and mail this downloadable form, with payment, to Berkshire Humane Society, Attn: Woofstock, 214 Barker Rd., Pittsfield, MA 01201. To secure a t-shirt, make sure your form and a minimum of $60 is returned to Berkshire Humane Society by August 20th.

Download Paper Form



  • COLLECT PLEDGES

    Download Pledge Form

    All participants are encouraged to collect pledges for homeless animals. Pledge prizes* are available (see below). Use this downloadable form to track pledges and donations by family and friends. Bring form and donations to check-in on the day of the event. All proceeds go to help homeless animals. See below for prize information.

    Check out current Woofstock Fundraisers or find a fundraiser to give to now!


  • SPONSOR WOOFSTOCK

    Become a Sponsor

    Sponsors make our events possible. Donate to Berkshire Humane Society and see your logo featured on our marketing materials and enjoy a booth at the event. To learn more, contact Diane Briggs at (413) 447-7878 ext. 131 or email her at DBriggs@berkshirehumane.org. Return sponsorship form by mail or email, or pay by phone at (413) 447-7878 ext. 131. Learn more about benefits and sign up here. Prefer a paper form? Download one here.

Why collect pledges?

BHS depends solely on the generosity of our community and supporters – our work is entirely funded by individuals and local supporters. Events such as Woofstock are our lifeblood. Here are some ideas about how to raise money for you or your team:

  • Put aside extra change on a daily basis and/or allowance money
  • Collect soda bottles/cans and return them to the store for money
  • Ask your family, friends, relatives and neighbors to sponsor you – just $5-10 from each person adds up!
  • Use your Facebook page to ask friends to sponsor you and have them share your ask with their friends
  • Host a tag sale, car wash or lemonade stand
  • Be creative! The animals are depending on you

Pledge Prizes*

$60+ Raised: Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag. To secure your t-shirt, mail or drop-off at least $60 in pledges by August 20.

$150+ Raised: BHS Sweatshirt, Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag

$500+ Raised: Private tour of Bartlett’s Orchard (details to come), BHS Sweatshirt, Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag

* Teams are awarded prizes based on the total amount raised divided by number of team members. For example, if a team raises $500 and has 5 members, each team member is awarded a pledge prize equal to $100 (2018 Woofstock t-shirt, bandanna for your dog, free goody bag). In order for a team to win the private tour of Bartlett’s Orchard, the total team donation must equal $2,500 or more for a 5 member team.

Sponsors

TOP DOG 2018 TITLE SPONSORS

Plus

A-1 Security

Greylock Federal Credit Union

Allen Heights Veterinary Hospital

Benson’s Pet Center

Camp Ground Coffees

Onyx Specialty Papers, Inc.

Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital

West Oil Company

Dettinger Lumber

Kamp Ketchum

Smith Bros-McAndrews Insurance

Adams Community Bank

H.L. Fuel

The Berkshire Dog, LLC

Foranimals / Leea Foran

Craft & Food Vendors

Bark N’ Cat

Benson’s Pet Center

Berkshire Bath Bombs

Berkshire Crochet Co.

Berkshire Disaster Animal Response Team

The Berkshire Dog

Berkshire Humane Society

The Chuck Wagon

Crafts by Beth

Department of Children & Families/Foster MA

Jewels by Grammie J

Krispy Kone

Lularoe by Brenda and Holly

Midas Touch Nails

MonArtistic Pet Products

Mountain Stream Furniture

Otto’s

Ozzie’s

Thirty One Gifts

If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor at this event, please contact us at (413) 447-7878. Thank you!

Woofstock FAQs & Contact

Find the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

For questions, email us or call +1 (413) 447-7878 ext. 131.

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