Our annual 5K Run & Downtown Dog Walk

Join Berkshire Humane Society for our annual fundraiser celebrating you and your dog! On Sunday, Sept. 8th, run or walk — with or without your dog — and help raise funds for shelter animals. Afterward, enjoy family-friendly activities, food trucks, crafts, music, raffles & games. Everyone is encouraged to collect pledges to help support homeless animals and the mission of Berkshire Humane Society. Fundraising perks & assistance are available.

Woofstock 2019 5K & Dog Walk
Sunday, September 8, 2019
The Common on First Street, Pittsfield, MA

Special thanks to our 2019 Title Sponsor Pittsfield Cooperative Bank

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Registration for this event will open soon!

Registration Info

  • 5K Pre-registration $25 / Day-of $30 / Kids 12 and under $20
  • Dog Walk is free with suggestion donation of $25.
  • Online pre-registration is due by 12PM (noon), Friday, September 6
  • Mailed registration forms must be delivered to BHS no later than 12PM (noon), Friday, September 6.
  • Day-of Registration begins at 9AM on Sunday, September 8.
  • Check-in for all participants begins at 9AM on Sunday, September 8.
  • Please check-in no later than 15 minute prior to the 5K and walk.

Fundraising & Pledge Info

  • All runners and walkers are encouraged to collect pledges from family and friends.
  • You may collect money as a team or individual.
  • Raise (or donate) a minimum of $60 in pledges by August 22nd for a FREE Woofstock t-shirt! Only those participants who pre-register and turn in at least $60 in pledges will receive a t-shirt.
  • Create a fundraising page online and compete for prizes.
  • Prefer paper? Download a pledge form.
  • All donations are due at time of day-of registration or check-in.
  • Prizes will be awarded to teams and individual participants who raise $60 and up.
  • Teams are awarded prizes based on the total amount raised divided by number of team members.

Other Important Info

  • Woofstock’s Run & Walk will be held rain or shine.
  • Dogs are welcome. Please keep your canine pal on a short leash. No flexi leashes.
  • Water will be provided but please bring poop bags!
  • Following the 5K run and dog walk, enjoy food, music, games and raffles.

About Woofstock

Woofstock is our annual 5K Run and Dog Walk benefiting our shelter and all the animals in our care. This even is one of the major fundraisers that help us meet the growing needs of our community, for both animals and people. BHS depends solely on the generosity of our community, and our work is entirely funded by individuals and local sponsors. Events such as Woofstock are our lifeblood.

After registration, runners (and their dogs) take off for the 5K that is timed by Berkshire Running Center. Then walking participants and their dogs gather to take a short, scenic walk around downtown Pittsfield led by the Grand Marshall.

The Grand Marshal is an adoption alumni chosen by the shelter each year; this dog leads the pack, along with their owner or family.

Runners pay a registration fee, and walking participants pay and/or raise money to walk. Walkers can participate for as little as a $10 donation, but if you raise $60 or more, you’ll get a special t-shirt!

All money raised supports the animals and their care. Thank you for joining us at Woofstock and supporting the work and mission of Berkshire Humane Society!