2022 Virtual 5K For Service Dogs: Run, Walk or Roll

16may(may 16)12:00 am22(may 22)11:59 pm2022 Virtual 5K For Service Dogs: Run, Walk or Roll

Event Details

Helping Paws Virtual 5K for Service Dogs:

Run, Walk or Roll

Time to Get Moving!


The Helping Paws Virtual 5K for Service Dogs: Run, Walk or Roll is a virtual fundraiser to get us up and moving for a great cause! We had so much fun last year we are doing it again. This year participants are encouraged to run, walk, or roll as a team! Grab a group of friends, your co-workers or maybe your family to create a team. You can then pick any day from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22 to complete the 5K (3.1 miles). Choose the route that works best for you. Your favorite park, around your neighborhood, even a treadmill! No matter where you live, you can participate and support this great cause!


Dates: Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22. You can avoid bad weather and pick the best day of the week in your area to walk.

Location: Wherever it works best for you, it’s virtual. Anyone can participate anywhere in the world!

With or Without a Dog: Participate with or without a dog!

Prizes: Yes, we have daily prizes for participating, but not for fastest times. We are not keeping track of times. We will be drawing two (2) daily winners. Details on how this works below.

Spread the Word! Post a picture of you, or your dog, or you and your dog before, during or after your walk. Use the hashtag #HP5K2022 to post to Facebook or Instagram. We will gather all the pictures using this hashtag after that week and post them on our social sites in a video. Show your support for service dog training! If you are participating as a team, try to get a team picture.

Create a Team/Join a Team: The saying goes, the more the merrier! While having a team is optional, we also know that completing the 5K with others can make it more fun. When you register you can create a team – be the team captain – or join a team someone else created. It’s easy! Be sure to have your team name ready. After registering you will receive an email with instructions on how to invite others to join your team and also to donate in support of your team. This can be a great team-building event with co-workers, especially if you work remote.


The registration fee is $50.00. Of course, we have great swag to go with your registration! Check it out……….

Each $50 registration will get:

Helping Paws branded 26 oz. water bottle
Helping Paws branded collapsible dog water bowl
I Support Helping Paws Service Dog sticker
Planet Fitness swag

Registration will close Sunday, May 22.

How do participants receive their swag bag?

When registering, you will be provided two options for receiving your swag bag.

1.) Pick up in person at Helping Paws during designated times.

Tuesday, May 10 – from 3:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday, May 11 – from 4:00-7:00 pm
Thursday, May 12 – from 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Friday May 13 – from 9:00 am-noon
Tuesday, May 31 – from 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1 – from 4:00-7:00 pm

2.) Have it shipped to you for an additional fee.

How am I entered into the Davanni’s Daily Drawings? 

Upon registering for the 5K fundraiser, participants will receive a confirmation email from Helping Paws. Within this email will be a link to a Google Form asking for the participant’s name and date the 5K was completed. Whatever day (May 16-22) you choose to complete your 5K, please fill out this form within 24 hours. Helping Paws will draw two names per day from a list of participants who filled out their form from previous 24 hours. Each day, Helping Paws will award a $10 Davanni’s gift card to (2) two different participants. We will announce winner’s first name on Facebook and Instagram and send an email directly to the winners.


Register Early – Win Gift Card to Continental Diamond

Continental Diamond wants to encourage you to get registered early for this great event. They have given us a $250 gift certificate to encourage early registration! This gift card will be awarded from participants that register from April 4-30. Get registered early!




This event is sponsored by a generous donation in memory of Clay Manthey and his service dogs Ruby and Dixie.

In Kind Sponsors:
Continental Diamond
Davannni’s Pizza and Hot Hoagies
Planet Fitness – Minnesota


You can support service dog training by getting outside and participating in a 5K! All proceeds for this event will support service dog training for people with physical disabilities, veterans and first responders with PTSD, and facility dogs.

What if I do not want to run, walk or roll?

No problem! You can still support Helping Paws and service dog training by donating below! Do you want to support a team or individual participating in the 5K? Just let us know on the donation form.

Questions? Please contact Jonathan at jkramer@helpingpaws.org or 952-988-9359 x15




16 (Monday) 12:00 am - 22 (Sunday) 11:59 pm