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Run for the Paws 2015

6th Annual Run for the Paws Event Recruits a Different “Breed” of Local Runners for a Good Cause

Returning to Fletcher Park just South of Asheville is the only 5k in our area where dogs aren’t just accepted, but actually on the V.I.M. (Very Important Mammal) section of the guest list! That’s right. The 6th Annual Run for the Paws 5k Run/1 Mile Walk and Wagging Wellness Fair is a competition in the name of good, clean sport and helping animals in need. As you and your very extended family enjoy live music, food, and family fun, you will be helping Asheville’s Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.

Location– Fletcher Park, 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC 28732

Date & Start Times– Sunday, April 26th, 2015: Wagging Wellness Fair @ 1:00 pm, 5k Run @1:30 pm & Fun Walk @2:30 pm

Registration– Online registration is now open on the iDaph events website or Brother Wolf website: http://idaph.net/events/2015-run-for-the-paws/run-paws-registration/ and http://www.bwar.org/

Entry Fees:

$30 – 5k and Mile Fun Run/Walk

April 1st thru Race Day – $35 for 5k and $30 for Mile Fun Run/Walk

The race is limited to 500 participants, so be sure to sign up soon and guarantee your spot. Only those who pre-register early will be guaranteed a race shirt.

Paws for a Cause– The 6th Annual Run for the Paws 5k Run/Mile Fun Walk and Wagging Wellness Fair is one of Asheville’s largest dog-friendly events of the year. All proceeds benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Run for the Paws combines the fun and excitement of a festival atmosphere with the spirited fundraising power of the 5K run and 1 mile fun walk. Through this community celebration of pets and the people who love them, we promote positive, healthy activities with your dog and increase awareness of our No Kill initiatives in our community and beyond. Funds raised through Run for the Paws support our critical, lifesaving programs that allow us to save over 4,500 animals a year and help many more animals stay in their homes, and out of an already over-burdened animal shelter system. If you’re interested in adopting or volunteering at Brother Wolf, check out their 10,000 square foot digs at their Adoption Center, 31 Glendale Avenue in Asheville any day of the week from 9 am to 7 pm.

This run is for active, compassionate and fun-loving animal enthusiasts of all ages. Whether as a family member, college student, professional, or a retiree, this event can help you help the animal community and yourself. Run for the Paws provides a unique racing experience for competitive and recreational runners for the 5k and leisure walkers in  the one mile fun walk, especially those who have dogs. Socially-conscious businesses and animal welfare groups from surrounding areas will also be there to educate participants and spectators about “No Kill” and other initiatives to improve the qualities of life of animals in our area.


  • 5K Run or 1-Mile Walk through scenic & flat Fletcher Park.
  • Timing
  • A “dog friendly” 5k in WNC where you can run with your dog
  • Registered fundraising participants are eligible to win additional prizes
  • Dogs and cats available for adoption from BWAR and other organizations
  • Family-friendly live music & kids’ tent with free games and educational activities
  • Prizes for top individuals and teams, human and canine alike!
  • Vendor & Info booths from a variety of animal loving businesses and non-profits

Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery, one of our “Top Dog” race partners, is committed to the success of Brother Wolf and the Run for the Paws event. If you are interested in partnering with the Run for the Paws event, please contact carole@bwar.org

Social media-loving mammals of all species can “Like” and “Follow” RUN FOR THE PAWS on FACEBOOK. For additional information, please visit the official race page at idaph.net or at the Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s virtual home (www.bwar.org). For more information please contact the race director at events@iDaph.net.

You won’t want to miss out on a doggie bag of schwag, good fun, and warm, wet kisses from snouts with even warmer hearts. See you on April 26th!

About Daphne Kirkwood

Daphne Kirkwood is founder of iDaph Events. iDaph Events designs, manages, and produces premiere running, cycling, and multi-sport events in Asheville and surrounding Western North Carolina areas


In the time that iDaph Events has been organizing run, cycling and multi-sport events in Western North Carolina, a footprint has been made, a reputation earned, and an identifiable mark left. But we will not simply settle for being at the forefront of the race scene. No, my friends, “good enough” just isn’t good enough for us as organizers, nor for you as participants. We hope you continue to BE INSPIRED and DO SOMETHING GREAT!

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