Toasted Owl Gives a Hoot Run 2018


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Race Information
Race Routes
Teams & Fundraising
Registration Links

About the Toasted Owl Gives a Hoot Halloween Fun Run

Above all, the Toasted Owl Gives A Hoot Halloween Fun Run, is about helping animals. Whether you participate in the race or if you just want to contribute, every dollar counts. The Toasted Owl Halloween Fun Run raises money for Dakin's animals and programs providing veterinary care and supplies for sick, injured or orphaned shelter animals. Dakin Humane Society takes in thousands of animals annually. Of those, many receive the lifesaving care they need thanks for the generous donations of companies and individuals like you.

Race Information

5K Run/2K Walk: 10:30am

Costumes for 2- and 4-legged participants are welcomed!

Free race T-shirt to all pre-registered by 10/21/18.  Want your pet's name on the shirt? $100 gets your race entry and your pet's name on the shirt in honor or memory of your furry BFF. Sponsorships are also available, starting at $100. 

Bring 6 cans of cat food and get a free entry into a "Toasted Owl $100.00 Gift Certificate Raffle"

"Day of" registration is available.

Saturday, Oct. 27th, NOON - 4:00 PM early Bib pick-up and pre-registration at Toasted Owl. Click here to register!


Race Route

Race is held at the Toasted Owl Tavern, 21 Main Street, Northampton
Main Street to Market Street to North Street to Industrial Park to Day Ave to Bridge Street to Main Street. Very flat

Race Details

Race Brackets Include Prizes for 1st and 2nd place in the following categories:
Overall Winner
Male and Female (1st and 2nd place)
Under age 12 (1st and 2nd place)
Age 13-19 (1st and 2nd place)
Age 20 - 29 (1st and 2nd place)
Age 30 - 39 (1st and 2nd place)
Age 40 - 49 (1st and 2nd place)
Age 50 - 59 (1st and 2nd place)
Age 60+ (1st and 2nd place)

Additional Prize categories include: 

Best Costume (human and dog)
Best Pair (human and animal costumes)
Most Creative


Race will include staggered start times, chip timing for the most accurate individual runner timing, and finish line photos. 

The race lineup will be organized as follows:
- First group at the start line: Runners without dogs
- Second group: Runners with dogs
- Third group: Walkers without dogs
- Fourth Group: Walkers with dogs

Stay after the race for purrrrty! Complimentary grill, pumpkin pie and hot apple cider courtesy of Toasted Owl! Prizes for costumes, best times and more!

For more information on running, walking, sponsoring or your pet's name on the shirt, contact Stacey Price, Dakin's Director of Development and Marketing at

See more information, including photos from prior year's event on Facebook.

Teams and Fundraising

To create or join a team, you must sign up in two different places

1. Register for the Toasted Owl Halloween Fun Run (5k Run or 2K Walk). All runners/walkers must register via Racewire in order to participate. Register before October 15th for the best rate.

2. Create your own fundraising page here. (Requires signup on

3. Once your fundraising page is complete, create a team and ask others to join you.

Can’t participate in Northampton? No problem! Register as a virtual runner/walker and join our virtual runner/walker team!

How to Register

Register Now!


If you would like to register for the race and prefer to do so offline, please complete the registration form below. 

All offline registration forms and registration fees must be received by October 21 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt and early registration fee. Please mail to: 

Dakin Humane Society

c/o Toasted Owl

PO Box 6307

Springfield, MA 01101


Please bring this form and your registration fee with you the day of the race for registration. (Please be advised that registration after October 21 and day-of race registrations do not guarantee a race t-shirt.)


Main Sponsor

Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a Toasted Owl Halloween Fun Run Sponsor? Please download the document below for more information on sponsorship levels and benefits. Complete the sponsorship form included and send payment by 10/7/18 to the address listed below to be included in all race materials:

Dakin Humane Society
Toasted Owl Fun Run
P.O. Box 6307
Springfield, MA 01101