Guardian Angel 5k & 1 Mile Paw Walk


May 11 2024


8:00 AM


Guardian Animal Medical Center 918 Bellefonte Road - Flatwoods, KY


The 5K is a timed race that begins and end in the parking lot of Guardian Animal Medical Center. The route will be on residential roads to Flatwoods City park, around the park and down Bellefonte road and back up the hill.  This will be an interesting flat run for the first mile, downhill for the second mile and a slow rise uphill for the last mile. Join us for the annual 5K to help support our Guardian Angel Rescue and Rehabilitation animals! 


The one mile Paw Fun Walk is not timed and follows the same basic route, but turns back into Guardian Animal earlier. It is flat and an easy walk with your best friend. 

There will be road guards stationed at every intersection to make sure no one gets lost and to prevent any traffic interference.
Starting and ending address is: 918 Bellefonte Road, Flatwoods, KY 41139.

Entry Fees

Early Bird Registration Discount:

Early-Bird 5K registration is open until May 6th - $20

Early-Bird 1 Mile Paw Walk registration is open until May 14th - $15

Dog Registration Cost -$5

*Early Bird Registration guarantees a t-shirt and bag upon entry!*

Regular Registration 

Regular registration begins May 15  *We cannot quarantee a shirt or bag*

5k Entry Cost-$25

1 Mile Fun Paw Walk for Human Cost- $20

Dog Registration Cost - $5

Race  Day  Registration- *T-Shirt and Goodie Bag not guaranteed*

5k Entry Cost - $25

1 Mile Fun Paw Walker- $20

Dog registration- $5


Check in and Day of Registration will begin at 7am and race start time is 8am *This time may slightly adjust in ordinance with the city. We will update if necessary prior to the race.  



Age Groups

18 & Under







Each participant will receive a t-shirt (for Early-Bird registrants ONLY) and goodie bag at registration

Extra shirts will be given to regular registrants then day of registrants. 

Trophies for top overall male and female runners

Medal Awards for top three male and female in each age group

Charity Information

We contribute over thirty thousand dollars a year to wildlife, adoptions and rescues, but there is much more need than we can supply.  All proceeds will benefit healthcare to wildlife, rescue animals or client hardship support through our non-profit Veterinary Care Foundation! 


In addition to the race helping with community fitness, and celebrating our 32nd anniversary,  our 501(c) charitable trust fund is running low.  This became aparent when a dog named Bear came in for treatment with severe burns.  The owners didn’t have money to treat Bear but our community tried to help cover his costs. While we are thankful the donations and they did help, they did not cover all of the cost of Bear's ongoing treatment. This year alone we have already began releasing rehabilitated raptors from the program, but many more will need our help.  All proceeds will support our Guardian Angel fund for strays, rescues, wildlife and owner assistance for special cases. 

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