2024 Whiskers & Wags Run

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Points count towards our Year-Long 5k & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Spring Series.  Find more info about the series here.

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Please note that Bishop’s Events promo/discount codes cannot be used to register for this event.

 

Come out and enjoy this scenic 5k race through the trails of Chet Hobert Park in Berryville.

 

Virtual Race Option

We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.

 

Runners Receive

Finisher Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

 

Charity Information

Veterinary Community Outreach – Veterinary Community Outreach (VCO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization which provides low-cost/no-cost preventative veterinary services to low income families in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia and surrounding areas.

 

Race Start Times

5k – 9:30am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until April 30 ($35)

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before May 1.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

 

T-Shirt Design

T-shirt design for the race is available here as soon as it has been approved.

 

Race Medal Design

Race medal designs can be viewed on the Friday before the race on the Bishops Events Facebook page or our Instagram page.

 

Course Maps can be found at

This is a out-and-back route along a mostly gravel dirt path with no major elevation changes.

Back of the Pack time: 11:00

 

Live Race Results

Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com.  Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results.  Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.

Runner tracking is now available when you sign up for a race with Bishop’s Events. Click on the green SMS button (see example below) at the end of your registration and have your race updates sent to your mobile device as well as those of your friends & family so they can track your race progress.

 

Awards

In an effort to have our charity benefit as much as possible from this event, we are forgoing extra medals for category winners.  There will be no age group or overall award categories awarded for this event, however you can see how you place for the event by viewing your results on Athlinks after you have completed your run.

 

Photos

We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.

 

Social Media Challenge

On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend.  The winner will receive 50% off a future race!  Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:

Instagram:  BishopsEventsLLC

Facebook: BishopsEvents

 

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is available at the event.  We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.

 

Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirts sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.

***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance

 

Water Stations

1 water station will be along the 5k course at approximately mile markers 1.55.  Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.

 

Restrooms

Restrooms can be located at the building near the Start/Finish line.

 

Volunteers

Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off.  We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc).  You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.

 

Weather Policy

We are an all-weather race company (rain or shine or sleet or snow). We will email registered runners and post on social media if the race is cancelled, but this is quite rare, otherwise assume the race is taking place as scheduled.

Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack.  Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions.  All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes.  In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.

 

Refunds & Transfers

To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.

 

Directions to Parking

Use 225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville, VA 22611 for directions to Chet Hobert Park.    The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 39.162936, -78.001396