Six Leg Fun Run & 5k

Join us on 10/31/2022

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Six Leg Fun Run & 5k Race Description

First a little history:

What started as a 5th grade school project, expanded into reality in January 2016.  For the 2016 race, I sought permission from city hall, mapped the route, arranged for police help, created a website, & even received non-profit status under the 501(c)(3) umbrella of HandsOn Texarkana. Through interviews & speaking, the event was publicized in several local newspapers, magazines, radio stations, & even the Scholastic Newsletter, which is published nationally.

After the success of the Inaugural Six Leg Fun Run & 5k event, Shelby’s P.A.W.S. (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) was brought to life.  I contacted several community leaders, teachers, & people that have influenced me to be on my Board of Directors. Shelby’s P.A.W.S. mission is to promote youth volunteerism within our community; encourage animal adoption, spay/neuter; & encourage others to be community leaders & advocates. 

The funds raised from the first three annual events purchased a mobile adoption trailer that will be utilized by the Animal Care & Adoption Center of Texarkana to transport shelter pets to community events. The trailer can turn into an emergency unit during times of disaster, saving numerous animals’ lives during times of turmoil and abandonment. A major example of this came in the spring of 2015 when the Red River flooded to a point of major distress for Texarkana for over a month.

I love my community and can see through my own volunteer work how much better it is… or maybe it is because I feel so much better. Volunteering can be hard, especially in an animal shelter, but it is also rewarding and heartwarming.  I want to spread that feeling throughout my community. 

And now to the present:


Now WELCOME JANUARY 2019, and our 4th annual event!!! This years proceeds will help purchase a second police/service dog for our Texarkana Arkansas Police Department (TAPD).  Again we are looking to serve the community of Texarkana as a whole.  The service dogs for TAPD and TTPD cross the state line constantly, helping each department.  Police/service dogs enable our officers to serve our community more effectively.  

Check out the categories available this year!  Register your canine in the 5k so he will have his very own timing tag.  Top 3 canines get barking rights for the year!!

Your donation will be greatly appreciated!  Sponsorship opportunities available!

Thank you!

Shelby Dunphy-Day

Executive Directive | Shelby's P.A.W.S.

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  • Location: Texarkana, AR 71854
  • Race Date: 2020/10/31 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 5k - Dogs Welcome (must be leashed & vetted)
    • Fun Run/Walk - Dogs Welcome (must be leashed & vetted)

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Six Leg Fun Run & 5k weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of October 31st, Texarkana, AR can expect temperatures between 36℉ and 56℉ with humidity around 45% and precipitation of 0".
    Last year the weather condition was Sunny.
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