Fun Run and Festival for homeless pets!


Kern County, CA.  Kern County Animal Services announced today that the Make Kern No Kill (MKNK) Coalition is holding a 5K/Fun Run & Fall Festival at Hart Memorial Park from 9am until 1pm, Saturday, October 20, 2018. The Make Kern No Kill Coalition is a group of local animal welfare organizations working together to promote responsible animal ownership, educate the community on resources that are available to help animals and animal owners in Kern County, and ultimately achieve a “No Kill” Kern County.

The Make Kern No Kill 5K/FUN Run and Fall Festival is the first inaugural 5K run organized by the coalition, and offers the opportunity for the community to involve their dogs in the race. Aside from the 5K run, participants can choose to enter the run with their dog, or opt for a 1 mile fun run/walk also with or without their furry family member. Additionally, the event will offer food trucks, a costume contest, face painting, photo booths, merchandise and much more! Sign-ups for participation can be processed at, and searching for the “Make Kern No-Kill 5k/Fun Run”. There is a $25.00 registration fee, and that includes an event t-shirt, race bib and number, temporary Make Kern No Kill tattoo, participation medal, and entry into the funnest doggone race in Kern County!

The public is invited to bring your family and furry friends for a fun filled day in the park, and of course be sure to dress your dog up in their best costume for a chance to win some cool prizes. For everyone’s safety, and the safety of our pets, all animals will be required to be on a leash at all times during the event. Sponsors for the run include Sangera Subaru, PetSmart, Stockdale Podiatry, Motor City, Pepsi, and Rodriguez and Associates.

            What – Make Kern No Kill (MKNK) 5k/Fun Run

When – Saturday, October 20, 2018 9am-1pm (day of registration starts at 7am, race begins at 8am)

Where – Hart Memorial Park, Bakersfield CA 93308

Who – All residents and leashed dogs

Kern County Animal Services is one of the largest organizations in the Central Valley that rescues, houses and cares for lost and abandoned animals annually, enforces animal-related laws and acts to prevent cruelty to animals.

Contact Person: 

Sally Breyer

(661) 868-7136


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