Category Archives: Bark in the Park

2017 Thanks a Million!

MANY THANKS to the sponsors, committee members, helpers and volunteers of the Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo’s 9th Annual Bark in the Park Races!

THE SPONSORS AND DONORS: Barb and Bob Kuhns; Miller Veterinary Service; New Horizon Kennels; Oakwood Veterinary Service; Alexis’ Doggie Spa LLC; Bob Johnson Construction, Inc.; Central Bank; Charlet, Vandersnick & Associates; Chicago Street Decorating; DeDecker’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling; Edward Jones — Paul Rapps, Doug Curran, Tyler Richards; Julie & Larry Riney; Mallard Pointe Kennel; Springfield Inc.; Vandemore Pet Cremations; Fareway; Hammond-Henry Hospital; Mowers Photography; Purina; Vibrant Credit Union; Becker & Becker Plumbing – Heating – Cooling; The Best Upholstery Shop; Casey’s General Stores; Contented Canines; Dr. Fehlman & Dr. Hirschfelder; Farmers National Bank; Geneseo Home Furnishings; Growth, Inc.; Hanford Insurance Agency; Jagers’ Pet Grooming; Lohman Companies Insurance; Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP; One Way Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning; Precision Solutions Ag; Salem Lutheran Church, Moline; Smith Studio & Gallery; Snap Fitness; Village Florist; Village Home Stores; Vision Source Geneseo, LLC; Vorac Pharmacy; Wisdom Financial Services L.L.C.; Wyffels Hybrids; B&B Lawn Equipment; Daniels Family Dentistry; Hazelwood Homes; Raelyn’s Pub & Eatery; Tim & Angie Kincaid; Union Federal Savings & Loan, and the employees of Nash Nash Bean & Ford.

THE HELPERS and VOLUNTEERS: James Stratton, Emcee (KWQC Weekend Anchor); Geneseo Police Department and City of Geneseo employees, Geneseo and Genesis Ambulance Services, Andrew Roseman, Dr. Christina Causemaker, Alexis Weber, Kaitlyn Ebarb, Tracy Diehl, Weisser and Son Electric, Creative Images; Jim Ash, 2017 Music Festival Queen and Court, Sugar Maple Golf Club, Bonnie Wick, and the many volunteers and helpers who assisted in planning and manning the race route and city park.

THE COMMITTEE: Barb Sigwalt, Kim Sefton, Amanda Farmer, Margaret Starkey, Julie Thiell, Tina Mattan, Brandi Catton, Susan Pierce, Kalie Vandersnick, Mark Dial, Doug Kuriger, Kasey Zibton, Katie Lenz, Evelyn Watkins, Gay Hull, Pat DeLeon, Karen Russell.

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.