Cause for Paws is back! Join us on September 25th, 2021 for our 13th Annual 5K & 1-Mile Run/Walk. Proceeds from this event provide lifesaving support to pets in need. This year, our event begins with race kick-off at Festival Park. The 5K & 1-Mile courses will take you on a scenic tour of historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. Runners and walkers are welcome. Each course ends with our after party at Legend Brewing Co!
Registration includes a Cause for Paws Limited Edition Event T-Shirt, Finisher Item, Sponsor Goody bag, and Drink Ticket for Legend Brewing Co. Vaccinated, friendly pets are welcome – and highly encouraged!
Event Timeline
Friday, 9/24 at Portsmouth Humane Society
4022 Seaboard Ct in Portsmouth, 23701
3:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Early Packet Pick Up
Saturday, 9/25 at Festival Park 
To the right of the Crawford traffic circle by the ticket sales booth
16 Crawford Cir in Portsmouth, 23704
9:00 am – Registration and Packet Pick Up
10:00 am – 5K Starts
10:30 am – 1-Mile Starts
11:00 am – After Party at Legend Brewing Co, 1 High St B in Portsmouth
NOTE: Shirt sizes are not guaranteed after Sept 1st as indicated in the registration process. Day-of registration is available as supplies last.
Your race registration covers preventative care (vaccinations, deworming, flea preventative, heartworm preventative) for one shelter pet! 
Help homeless pets and take home a little something for yourself, too! Click the link above to view raffle baskets!
Race registrations make a tremendous difference, but we rely on sponsorships to keep our doors open to the pets that need us the most. You can help us keep pets in homes and secure valuable marketing opportunities for your business by sponsoring Cause for Paws! Click the graphic above to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Payment can be made by mail, in person at PHS, or online using the drop down menu below.

Sponsorship Level


Questions? E-mail director@portsmouthhumanesociety.org or call 757-397-6004 ext 203.