Barktoberfest 5K

Come run (or walk) and support the APL!

Held this year at Rootstown Community Park/Gracie Fields, join us – and bring your canine companions – for our annual 5K and 1-mile races!

Features of the Day include:

  • Race day swag bag (for those who pre-register)
  • Fall-themed cornstalks and pumpkins photos with your pets
  • Awards for 5K top finishers in each category
  • Costume Contests
  • And more!
  • Read the full details on the registration page

What does this race support?

All of our efforts are funded through donations. Your donation will be used towards things like animal care, food and nutrition, toys and bedding to medical needs like spay and neuter surgeries, immunizations and rehabilitative medical care. By donating to Portage APL, you can help change the lives of our animals.


Register Online


Barktober 5K & 1-Mile


October 14, 2023
Races begin at 11am


Rootstown Community Park/Gracie Fields

4104 Case Ave.
Rootstown, OH US 44272