Toasted Owl Gives a Hoot Run 2017


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Race Information

Sign in/Reg. 9:00am

10:30am 5K Run/2K Walk

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

Free race T-shirt to all pre-registered by 10/21/17.  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. 28th, NOON - 3:00 PM early Bib pick-up and pre-registration at Toasted Owl. Click here to register!

Race Brackets for Prizes Include:
Male and Female
Overall Winner
Under 20
Age 20 - 29
Age 30 - 39
Age 40 - 49
Age 50 - 59
Age 60+

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

Race route: 
Race is held at the Toasted Owl, 21 Main St., Northampton
Main Street to Market Street to North Street to Industrial Park to Day Ave to Bridge Street to Main Street, very flat! 

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.

How to Register Offline

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 Wednesday, October 18. 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  day of race registrations do not guarantee a race t-shirt.)

How Can You Help Even More Animals?

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. 
We appreciate your efforts and if you would like to help even more animals, gather your friends, family and neighbors and ask them to pledge and become a sponsor. 
Step 1: Download the pledge form for tracking here.
Step 2: Complete the pledge section and collect payment for each sponsor (please note: only cash and check are accepted and the funds here do not count towards your race registration fee. Registration must be completed separately online OR on the day of the race.)
Step 3: On the day of the race, bring your donations and pledge form to the registration booth. (If possible, please convert cash donations to one check. Checks should be made payable to Dakin Humane Society or mailed to: Dakin Humane Society, c/o Toasted Owl Halloween Fun Run, P.O. Box 6307 Springfield MA 01105).
Step 4: Take pride in knowing your participation and efforts are giving back to the animals that need it most.

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 10/15/17 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