Run for the Paws

Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends as we run and walk to raise money for pets in need.

We’re excited to be at Carrier Park in Asheville for the 7th Annual Run for the Paws event! Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the one mile walk. Afterwards, relax with us and enjoy the afternoon on the Carrier Park lawn with food vendors, music and fun activities.


All proceeds raised from the Run for the Paws event goes directly to the life-saving programs run by Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. 


Registration may be found at: 



Run For The Paws Pre-Event Info!

Run for the Paws
Sunday, April 22, 2018
at Carrier Park


Schedule of Events     

8:30am – Registration & packet pickup begins at the pavillion in Carrier Park. The Lawn Festival begins in the field beside the pavillion in Carrier Park. 
10:00am – One Mile Fun Run/Walk begins
10:00am – Beer available from Wicked Weed – suggested donation of $3 per beer. All proceeds to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Please bring cash!
10:30am – 5K (competitive category) – chip timed, listed in results and eligible for participant prizes and awards
10:50am – 5K (non-competitive)- un-timed, not listed in results, not eligible for prizes and awards
Approx Noon –  5k Awards Ceremony for competitive participants
1:30pm – Lawn Festival ends


Please note that most of the parking spaces at Carrier Park will be utilized for the event and there is limited parking available on site. Participants are asked to carpool, arrange drop-offs, or walk/run/bike to the event from other nearby locations and neighborhoods


Only 10 Days Until Your Favorite Event Of The Year

Run for the Paws
Sunday, April 22, 2018
10:00am at Carrier Park


We’re excited to invite you to join hundreds of other animal lovers and their four-legged friends on Sunday, April 22nd at Carrier Park in Asheville as we run and walk to raise money for animals in need during the 9th annual Run for the Paws!

Run for the Paws is the only timed 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re the guests of honor!

Run for the Paws proceeds will help support the life-saving programs Brother Wolf has created over the past 10 years to grow and sustain No-Kill communities. Last year alone, we provided care and support to over 6,000 animals!  



Don’t Let Your Goals Get Away From You!

Introducing the NEW 2018 WNC Race Series! 


The WNC RACE Series includes multiple events throughout 2018, participants will need to complete 4 events to be eligible for the series, with additional opportunities to earn points including volunteering and participating in the Winter Bike League and the Asheville Swim League. We will have an end of year celebration for participants with awards for top 3 in Age Groups. 





Plan out the rest of your 2018 Race Calendar with these events!