Paws in the Park

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Join us for the fifth annual event hosted by the Needy Paws Young Professionals Board - with a twist! This year, our race will be virtual due to regulations in place regarding COVID-19. This is in the best interest and safety of all involved, and we hope you'll still consider joining us to support Needy Paws Rescue.

By participating in Paws in the Park, you can help us save the lives of dogs in need! Participants will get a t-shirt and virtual swag bag, which will be available for safe pick-up at Fleet Feet in Des Peres prior to race day. Due to the format, results will not be collected, and we will unfortunately not be able to provide winner prizes in 2020. Runners and walkers will also receive instructions via email on how to complete their race between Sept. 20 and 27.

The event, hosted by the Needy Paws Rescue Young Professionals Board, will benefit hundreds of dogs in the St. Louis area. And, 100% of the proceeds from race registration will help us provide veterinary care including spay/neuter, immunizations, microchipping, and address other more serious medical needs.

We wish you health and safety in the months ahead. More details regarding packet pickup will be sent via email as we get closer to race day.

Sept. 20-27, 2020
Virtual Race



Thank You to Our Sponsors

World Wide Technology
Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospital
VCA - Veterinary Hospital
The Neighborhood Car Wash
State Farm - Jeremy Mast Agency

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Our sponsors enjoy a wide range of benefits and in 2019, sponsors noted that the benefits were above average given the cost involved. Given this year's virtual format, please email us at to learn more about sponsorship.
Learn more.

A donation box will be set up on race day. Please review our wish list and consider donating to an animal in need.

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Can't attend this year?

Please donate so that we may continue our mission of helping rescue dogs.

Or send donations directly to:
Needy Paws Rescue
C/O Stephanie Walton
1687 San Miguel Lane
Fenton, MO, 63026

Questions? Visit us on Facebook
or e-mail

Race Packet Pick-up

Fleet Feet
11731 Manchester Rd
Des Peres, MO 63131

Date and time to come

Event Photos
View our 2019 event photos