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Paw-louse 5k Fun Run & Walk

The annual Paw-louse 5k Fun Run & Walk is an annual fundraiser for Humane Society of the Palouse, beginning back in 2011. The race has traditionally followed Paradise Path through UI campus, but for 2024, we're trying something new! Participants can look forward to running along the smooth, paved, and well-maintained Latah Trail. We'll kick things off in the Alturas Analytics parking lot. Please join us for a beloved dog-friendly race that supports lost and homeless pets in need!

Paw-louse 5k Fun Run 2024
Paw-louse 5k Fun Run 2024
Jun 22, 2024, 9:00 AM PDT
Latah Trail in Moscow

The Route

The 5k will follow the route outlined below in an "out-and-back" fashion:

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There are three crossings along the route. Each of these crossings will be manned by event volunteers with traffic flags to help participants cross safely.  There will be a water station and bathroom about halfway through the route, with a second water station at the turnaround point. 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the 5k, please send an email to Lauren at

The T-Shirt

Every 5k registration comes with a commemorative event T-shirt (sizes available as supply lasts). In 2024 we decided to host an art contest for the T-shirt design, and were blown away with the entries we received! There were six designs in total with the winner decided via Facebook voting.

The winning artist is... Taylor Acord!
Check out her awesome design, and reserve your shirt today by registering for the Paw-louse 5k.

Thank you to all of the talented artists who submitted art for the contest!

Our Generous Sponsors

The following businesses have made the Paw-louse 5k possible this year! Each of these businesses have made donations that allow us to host the 5k without taking away money from pets in need. Thank you to our fantastic sponsors who have gone out of their way to support our mission!

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Our Amazing Snack Sponsor!

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For the third year in a row, the dog-loving folks at Moscow Bagel & Deli are helping racers refuel after the 5k! Finish the race and treat yourself to some delicious bagels and cream cheese, courtesy of Moscow's beloved downtown bagel spot. We truly cannot say thank you enough to the Moscow Bagel & Deli team. We hope to enjoy a bagel with you after the 5k!

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