Downeast Dog News

Paces for PAWS 5K and Walk-a-Thon


CAMDEN - Looking for an excuse to get outside? Now’s your chance. Join PAWS Animal Adoption Center in June for the 3rd Annual Paces for PAWS: Going the Social Distance 5K and Walk-A-Thon. Participants can help raise money for animals in need while continuing to do their part to slow the curve. All proceeds will go toward supporting PAWS with continuing to provide shelter, food, and medical attention to displaced dogs and cats in Midcoast Maine.


​Those who prefer to run can register at and run a route of their choice over a distance of 1 mile, 5K, 5 miles, or 10K. Runners are able to complete their route anytime between Sunday, June 14 until Saturday, June 20, 2020. Prizes for top runners.

Those who prefer to walk or for those who just want to help PAWS, they can collect pledges to help raise money for PAWS. Walk-a-thon’ers can registering at Walkers who raise $100 will receive a free PAWS t-shirt and walkers who raise $250 will receive a free PAWS hoodie.  All participants will receive a medal.


​During the current global pandemic, PAWS has had to cancel many in-person fundraising events that were scheduled to take place over the summer, all while increasing essential services to respond to new community needs related to COVID-19. Register today for the Paces for PAWS: Going the Social Distance 5K and Walk-A-Thon to support PAWS in continuing their lifesaving work for animals. For more information visit


Established in 1974, the mission of PAWS Animal Adoption Center is to provide care for homeless dogs and cats until they can be placed in permanent, responsible homes, while promoting humane values in our community through outreach and educational programs.