Bark For Life Returns Feb. 25 With A Twist

Bark for Life of Palm Beach County is back and better than ever. This year, Bark for Life has combined its usual pet-friendly, festival-style event with a glow-in-the-dark 5K fun run on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Royal Palm Beach Commons Park from 5 to 9 p.m. The first race group starts at 6:30 p.m.

Admission and parking are free. To participate in the fun run, the entry fee is $25 for adults and kids ages 12 and older, and $10 for children under 12. For $40, participants receive a special package that includes registration, a glow-in-the-dark swag bag and entry into a drawing for tickets to Lion Country Safari. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

“We are so excited for the return of Bark for Life of Palm Beach County after a hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Candice Webb, co-chair of Bark for Life. “We find it important and inspiring to honor the role of our beloved canine companions in the care and treatment of cancer.”

Because this is a fun run, times will not be recorded. There will be a race clock for participants to use. The fun run will have a staggered start with participants in one of three groups: Serious Runners, Jazzy Joggers and Walk & Rollers.

This year’s event features the Tacos Del Pueblo food truck with delicious meals to stay fueled throughout the event. Sponsors include Pro MD Wellington, Healing Arts Veterinary Center, My Community Pharmacy and Palm Beach Tax Group. Vendors include Paradise for Paws, PetWants Royal Palm Beach, Flower Crowns by Mary Kaye, Kissed by a Pixie, KB Social Artworking and Sweet Emporium by Kat.

All community members and their dogs are invited to this exciting event to support the American Cancer Society’s mission to improve the lives of people with cancer and their families through advocacy, research and patient support, to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat and survive cancer.

For more information, or to register for the fun run, visit and search “Bark for Life 5K.”