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Woof-a-Palooza to benefit the Middletown K-9 unit returns to Core Creek Park


The Middletown (Bucks County) Community Foundation’s annual fundraising race has gone to the dogs … again.

The volunteer-run nonprofit organization will host its Woof-A-Palooza 5K, Five-Mile Race, and Two-Mile Family-Friend Fun Walk on the morning of Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at Core Creek Park in Langhorne.

The chip-timed 5-mile race with instant results kiosks will be held entirely within the confines of Core Creek Park, which is expected to be sporting its finest fall foliage around race day.

This year marks the first time the event will feature a 5K, said Middletown Community Foundation Executive Director Paula Kearns.

The Five-Mile Race is USA Track and Field certified, and awards will be handed out.

Funds raised through Woof-A-Palooza will support the Middletown Township Police Department’s K-9 unit.

The township is looking to purchase new equipment for the working dogs and also obtain an additional police dog. The police department will have K-9 officers at the event for a public demonstration.

Woof-A-Palooza will also feature a dog-friendly family fun walk through the scenic paths of Core Creek Park. Leashed pets are allowed only in the un-timed fun walk. No pets are permitted in the 5-mile or 5K races.

Groups of 10 or more can register for a discount rate; a special rate is available for those running both the 5K and the 5-mile race.

There will be a free race T-shirt for the first 150 entries received through Oct. 17. Also, all leashed dogs attending Woof-A-Palooza will receive a bandanna.

To register for the race, visit the event sign up page at

A food vendor will also be in attendance at Woof-A-Palooza.