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2017 On Your Marks, Get Ready, . . .

We’re almost ready to run the 2017 Bark in the Park events:

Volunteer Information

Below are three handouts from Kimberly for volunteers:

Looking forward to another great Bark in the Park event.


5k Run at Geneseo Bark in the Park

5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk, Kids' Races and more at Geneseo Bark in the Park

5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Walk, Kids’ Races and More

Please save the date for the 2017 5K Run/Walk at the Geneseo Bark in the Park event this year on:

Saturday July 22, 2017 at 8 a.m.

Here is a link to the PDF version of registration form that can be printed and mailed or dropped off: Geneseo-2017-Bark-in-the-Park-Registration-b

You can also register on-line at

The event includes:

  • 5K Run/Walk has no age limitations and starts at 8:00 A.M.
  • 1 Mile Walk (with or without your dog) starts at 8:10 A.M.
  • Kid Races (no age limitations) start at 8:45 A.M.
  • There will be post race snacks, awards, kid’s games, the pet contest, and more.

Registration Options:

  • 5k Run/Walk fee is $20 ($25 after June 23). This option includes a Race T-shirt and packet
  • 1 Mile Walk (with or without your dog) fee is $20 ($25 after June 23). This option also includes one race T-shirt and packet. Plus, all participating walkers & dogs get a ribbon!
  • Kid Races (no age restrictions) fee is $5, does not include a T-shirt. (Cost remains $5 even after June 23.
  • Family Rate (must register 3 or more family members at the same time) fee is $30. The Family rate receives NO t-shirt, packet, kid’s games, or Dog Gifts.
  • T-shirts may be purchased separately after the race – subject to availability for $10 for sizes S thru XL, XXL & XXXL are $13. Again, there is no implied guarantee of availability if not ordered before June 23.

Packet Pickup and Late Registration:

  • Friday, July 21st from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Geneseo City Park (west side of City Park on Center St.)
  • Race Day, July 22nd from 6:00 A.M. to 7:30 A.M. at the Geneseo City Park Pavilion (west side of City Park on Center St.)
  • For more information explore this website, or contact Kalie at 309.507.0187.

On your marks . . . Get ready . . .


Pet Contest

One of the most delightful highlights of the Bark in the Park event is the Pet Contest.

Below is a quick list of the categories of competition:

  • Best Costume
  • Best Dog & Owner Costume Duo
  • Youngest Puppy
  • Smallest Dog
  • Largest Dog
  • Best Talking Dog
  • Longest Ears
  • Best Follower of Commands
  • Best Trick
  • Loudest Support
  • Most Uniquely Marked Coat
  • Most Look-alike Dog & Owner

Photos Galore

A wealth of photos, including photos of past year’s pet contest winners can be found by following the links on this page to FaceBook.