Paw Prints in the Sand 5K (formerly known as Chariots of Fur)

Lace up your shoes, leash up your dog and join us for the 2018 Paw Prints in the sand Beach Run & Festival
The Paw Prints in the sand Beach Run & Festival is a unique event that participants can enjoy, with or without their dog, on the beautiful beach of Jacksonville Beach.
The Paw Prints in the sand event includes a 5K run/walk, 1-mile fun run/walk, and festival with sponsor & vendor booths, live music, food trucks, contests, dog demos, dogs available for adoption, activities for kids, massages, raffle prizes and a silent auction.
All 5K and 1-mile race registrants will receive a souvenir tech t-shirt and race packet filled with goodies for people and pups; the top 5K race finishers will be awarded hand-made ceramic dog bowls. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit nonprofit St. Francis Animal Hospital to provide medical care to family pets in need.


St. Francis Animal Hospital is a not-for-profit animal hospital providing affordable veterinary care to all owned pets in the surrounding Jacksonville area. For more information about St. Francis Animal Hospital, visit

Want to make a tax-deductible donation to help pets in need of medical care? Visit