The Wag-n-Walk is our biggest fundraising event of the year! People of all ages get pledges from their family, friends, and neighbors and come together to run or walk in our 5K and/or walk in our 1-Mile Doggie Walk. Some create teams and others participate as individuals.

Family-friendly fun, entertainment, food, vendors, and doggie games and contests will be featured on the day of the event.

Well behaved, licensed dogs are welcome to attend!

Our theme for this year’s event is: Rock Stars Come the day of the event dressed as a Rock Star and be entered to win a prize.


Delcastle Recreation Park
710 McKennans Church Road, Wilmington, DE 19808

View a map of the course


Date & Time

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Rain Date: October 22
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

5K RUN/WALK (learn more)
Registration opens: 8:00 AM
Start time:  9:00 AM
Awards: 10:00 AM

1-MILE DOGGIE WALK (learn more)
Registration opens: 10:00 AM
Start time:  11:30 AM
Awards:  Immediately prior to the 1-Mile Doggie Walk

Vendors, Music, Food, and Doggie Games open at 10:00 AM
(See the list of Vendors to date below.)

Winners posted following the 1-Mile Doggie Walk

FREE, non-competitive dog games will be available from 10:00 AM until closing. Games include bobbing for tennis balls, musical hula hoops, timed obstacle course, and various find the treat games.

Start time: 10:45 AM
Awards: Presented following each contest

Contests include:
Best Costume – Individual (1st & 2nd Place)
Best Costume – Group (1st & 2nd Place)
Best Smile
Shortest Tail
Owner & Pet Look-a-Like
Best Trick (1st & 2nd Place)


On-line registration is now closed. You can still donate to a participant or team or check out your fundraising page if you already preregistered.

Same day registration and check-in for the 5K will open at 8:00 AM.
Same day registration and check-in for the 1-Mile Doggie Walk will open at 10:00 AM.

Registration and check in can be found under the big white tent.

REGULAR REGISTRATION (October 1 & after)
Adults (13 & over)
One event (5K or 1-Mile Doggie Walk): $30.00
Both events (5K & 1-Mile Doggie Walk): $55.00

Children (12 & under)
One event (5K or 1-Mile Doggie Walk): $15.00
Both events (5K & 1-Mile Doggie Walk): $25.00


Event Shirts

T-shirts are guaranteed for the first 200 participants who register for any Wag-n-Walk event (5K, 1-Mile, or both).

Volunteer Opportunities

If you, or a group you represent, are interested in volunteering at the Wag-n-Walk, please sign up here:


Vendors & Info Tables

Learn more about Vendors/Info Tables

Raise at least $100 by October 18th and receive a special button!

Raise at least $250 by October 18th and receive a special I love PAWS for People bandana!

Event Sponsors

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