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BARCStoberfest Featuring the Ready...Set...Sniff 5k Run/Walk

Saturday, October 26th
11am -4pm

On Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 11am to 4pm, (Rain date is October 27th) Baltimore’s Patterson Park will be full of activity as the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) hosts its NINTH annual pet festival – BARCStoberfest! Over 5,000 people and their pets will be on-site to enjoy food, entertainment and animal activities ranging from pet costume contests to micro-chipping.

BARCS will be partnering again with Charm City Run to hold the Second Annual 5K Ready…Set…Sniff!!! Where owners and their dogs can compete in a 5K run or 1 Mile walk through Patterson Park while raising funds for BARCS. The course will start and end at BARCStoberfest so that runners can shop the vendors, talk to vets, find pet daycare facilities, meet adoptable pets and more!!

BARCStoberfest is a fun packed day with proceeds directly benefiting the over 12,000 homeless animals that come to BARCS each year and increasing BARCS awareness in the community. BARCStoberfest is widely attended by people from all over Baltimore City and its surrounding counties and this year it will be bigger and better than ever!

BARCStoberfest is also a great marketing opportunity for businesses. It receives widespread attention from a majority of Baltimore’s broadcast and print media, BARCStoberfest provides a unique and inexpensive way for you to reach out to the over one million pet owners in the Baltimore/Washington region through the event’s media coverage and advertising.

If you would like additional information, or if you have any questions, please contact Kim Gurski, BARCStoberfest Committee Chair at 410.274.8463 or by email at or Denise Smallman-Chilcoat BARCS Events Coordinator at 410.446.9033 or by email at


Registration is NOW open for the BARCStoberfest Ready...Set...Sniff 5K Run /1 Mile walk!!!!! Sign up today (ask friends & family too!)!!!! Raise over $100 and upgrade to an Under Armour shirt while at the same time helping to raise much needed funds for the homeless animals at BARCS!


If you can't participate in the run/walk this year but still want to help by raising funds for the animals? Then click on the link below to make a donation or start your own fundraising page!! Let's MAKE our GOAL this year!! Remember it's all for a GREAT cause to HELP the homeless animals!!!!! 
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See you at BARCStoberfest!






BARCS THANKS ALL OF OUR 2013 BARCStoberfest Sponosrs!!!!!












Patterson Park
Baltimore, MD 21224