Race for Rescues 5K and Howl’oween Pet Parade & Costume Contest

Join us on Sunday, October 17th for our annual Race for Rescues 5K & Howl’oween Pet Parade and Costume Contest!

We’re so excited to host both of these amazing events this year IN-PERSON in beautiful Downtown Belleville. Learn more about each event below!

There will be BAHS celebrations inside and outside of:
Bennies (bloody marys, Tito’s specials, and more),
Seven (Sunday brunch, build your own bloodys and mimosas),
and Margaritas (Meow-garita and queso specials).
Stick around and enjoy these haunts between events and after the parade!

Race for Rescues 5K

Race for Rescues 5K 2021 Route

Sunday, October 17
10:00AM Race Start
E. Main Street & N. High Street, Downtown Belleville
Parking lot with Margaritas and Bennie’s
THERE WILL BE SPECIALS JUST FOR YOU!

Online Registration Has Ended
Come to the Registration Table Day of Event to Register: $35

  • Not a fan of long distance running? No problem! Join us for our 1 mile fun run / walk route instead!
  • Register your pup to get a race time!

Awards given to:

  • Medals for Top 3 Humans in Each Age Division
  • Trophies for Top 3 Overall
  • Dog Tags for Top 3 Dogs in Each Size Division

Race Packet Pickup Information:

  • Thursday, 10/14 from 11:00AM-5:00PM at BAHS
  • Saturday, 10/16 from 8:00 – 11:00AM at BAHS
  • Sunday, 10/17 after 8:30AM at race site

Questions? Contact BAHS by phone at 618-235-3712 ext. 120 or by email at marketing@bahspets.org.

Howl’oween Pet Parade & Costume Contest

Howl’oween Pet Parade 2021 Route

Sunday, October 17
12:00PM Parade Start Time

The parade will begin at the Associated Bank parking lot & will end on E. Main Street, in front of Seven Sushi.
THERE WILL BE SPECIALS AT SEVEN JUST FOR YOU!

Costume Contest winners will be announced at the kick off of the parade!
Categories Include:

  • MVS (Most Valuable Solo) – 1 pet in costume
  • Best Duo – 1 pet / 1 human, or 2 pets in costume
  • Best Group – 3 or more pets, 1 human 2 pets, 2 humans 1 pet, etc.
  • Best 2020 / 2021 Theme

*There is a $10 fee to walk your leashed & vaccinated pet in the Howl’oween Pet Parade. There is no charge for participating in the Costume Contest. Join us in the parking lot and sign up there!

** Interested in participating as a group? Contact marketing@bahspets.org.

Thank you to our Top Dog Sponsors:

Thank you to our Great Pumpkin Sponsor:

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Thank you to our Spooktacular Sponsor:


Thank you to our Werewolf & Frankenweenie Sponsors:

Seven Belleville
Margarita’s In Belleville

Bar K
Bob Trentman
Mike Biava and Rob Woolsey 

Bonifield and Rosenstengel PC
Campbell’s Automotive
CARES
Chiro-Med of Belleville
Dog Day Afternoon
Jack & Shelly Korves



Bennie’s in Belleville
Kurrus Funeral Home
Serra Honda O’Fallon
Touchstone Crystal By Swarovski

Sound By Bart Darnell
Sound by Sean Pashia

Cindy Hawkins
Helping Hounds
Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd
Scott & Kristie Ward
Dog Heart Soul Inc.
Keefe Reporting Co