Run or Walk a 5K, and Support Animals in Need

The Irvine Animal Care Center invites all runners, walkers, and animal-lovers to take part in its 2023 Virtual 5K throughout the month of April to support animals in need. 

How to Get Involved

Submit an entry fee of $35, complete the 5K between April 1 and April 30, and receive your exclusive medal and certificate. Enter your four-legged friends for an additional $8, and they'll receive their very own medal for accompanying you on the 5K. Proceeds go toward special programs for the animals.

How Does a Virtual 5K Work?

Virtual 5K events can be done at your own pace, running or walking. Complete your race anywhere, any time. Team up with family and friends (two-legged or four-legged)! Remember to monitor your race time, so you can fill it in on your certificate.

Share Your Progress

Want to brag about your time, show off your four-legged running buddy, or see how fellow participants are doing? Share your photos or 5K updates on the Irvine Animal Care Center’s Facebook page at, or on Instagram using the hashtag #irvineanimals5k. 

Join the Race

Register online now here.

Sign Up

For more information or questions, visit call 949-724-7740. 



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