About Friends of the Shelter

Friends of the Shelter is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization established to fund the medical care of the sick and injured dogs at the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

The Franklin County Dog Shelter receives over 12,000 dogs each year. Many of these dogs arrive to the shelter with broken bones or treatable diseases. With your support, over 350 dogs are helped each year and are given a second chance at life.

Race Details

  • Date: October 5th
  • Location: Alum Creek State Park, Delaware, Ohio; Beach parking area
  • Time: Registration begins at 8:00 am. 5k Run/Walk begins at 9:00 am
  • Cost: $30 
  • First 200 registrants receive a free tshirt.
  • Walkers, runners, families, kids, and leashed dogs are all invited to join the fun.
  • There will be adoptable dogs, awesome raffle items, and prizes for the top runners.

Directions to the Race

  • Take any route to get you to Polaris Parkway- I-71, Rt. 23 or SR 315.
  • From Polaris Parkway, turn NORTH on S. Old State Road (Speedway gas station is on the corner. NOTE: This is WEST of Polaris Fashion Place Mall).
  • Turn right (EAST) on Lewis Center Road.
  • Follow that to the SECOND Alum Creek State Park entrance--the BEACH entrance.




Tax deductable pledges help shelter dogs by funding life-saving medical care. We are offering great prizes to our top three fundraisers. 

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Please support our sponsors and thank them for caring for saving the lives of dogs in need.

For more information about friends of the Shelter, please visit our website: www.friendsoftheshelter.org.

For Questions about the event please contact:



McGarvey, Sweeney & Associates, Ameriprise Financial



Dr. Jeffrey Schoning, DDS

Gianola Financial Services, LLC


Where / When / How
  • Date: 10/5/2013
  • Location: Alum Creek Beach
Packet Pickup