Sign up for the SPCA's virtual 5K for the cats and dogs!

Logo designed by Lisa Williams   |

From Saturday, October 17 to October 31, 2020
Take the race at your own pace!

Whether you’re in Maine to enjoy the fall colors or your heart is here, you can run the race this year. Encourage your friends and family members to sponsor your run so you can be a Top Dog benefactor of the SPCA! Walking with your dog is encouraged! (Dogs don’t have to register; they get in for free!)

Images by Rogier van Bakel of You Lucky Dog   |

Registration for our 5K is $20 but you don’t have to run. You can just enter and be one of our first 50 entrants that get a commemorative t-shirt! We will not hold it against you if you sit on the couch and imagine running a 5K – our animals just appreciate the support!

If you do want to walk or run, feel free to raise extra money by having your friends and family donate to sponsor you. The two highest-earning registrants that bring in the most private sponsorships will be dubbed our “Top Dogs” and earn prizes!

Prizes will be given to our top two earners who bring in the most sponsor money, also known as our “Top Dogs”. Want to know how to get your own sponsor form for people to donate through? Contact!

We are hosting a photo contest with categories and prizes for the winners of Best Pet Costume, Best Child Costume (kids 12 and under), and Best Adult Costume (ages 13 and up). 

To enter the photo contest, send your photos to or tag us on social media with the @spcahcme mention or #spcahowlorun2020 tag on Instagram and Twitter. 

Then from October 17 to 31, everyone can vote on their favorites through this page. It’s donate to vote and every vote helps save a shelter animal. Just click on a photo below to get started!

All proceeds benefit shelter operations!

Want to be a business sponsor of the Howl-O-Run?
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