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

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.

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
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