LaMancha Animal Rescue Critter Crawl 5K

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LaMancha Animal Rescue Critter Crawl 5K Run and 1K Run/Walk
Layton Park in Coatesville, PA
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Please join us at the beautiful Layton Park in Coatesville, PA for a 5K Run and 1K Run/Walk benefiting the LaMancha Animal Rescue. The race staging area will be located at Pavilion 5. Besides the 5K, there will also be a 1K fun run/walk for all ages and speeds. All proceeds from this 5K and 1K fun run/walk will aid the efforts of LaMancha Animal Rescue. LaMancha rescues and finds homes for dogs, cats, horses, goats and the occasional exotic animal. If you are unable to participate please consider a donation.

Bring your pet and join us!

Medals will be given to top male and female finishers and the top 2 winners of each age group for runners.

Age groups will be divided into the following male and female categories:

  • 15 -19
  • 20 – 29
  • 30 – 39
  • 40 – 49
  • 50 – 59
  • 60 - 69
  • 70 and over

Beginning in 2018, The LaMancha Animal Rescue Critter Crawl will be chip timed through Second Wind Race Timing.

LaMancha Animal Rescue is a no-kill animal shelter located in Unionville, Pennsylvania. LaMancha is a privately funded 501c3 charity that was originally formed as an alternative to the slaughterhouse for ex-racehorses.

Today, LaMancha rescues and finds homes for not only horses, but also dogs, cats, goats, and the occasional exotic animal that requires more space or specialized knowledge than most SPCAs can offer.

Find Out More
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    Consider becoming a volunteer and donating your time to help care for the many animals we have at LaMancha.

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    When horses are accepted into the program, they come to the farm for evaluation. They are then trained for a four to six month period.

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    LaMancha rescues and finds homes for not only horses but also dogs, cats, goats and the occasional exotic animal.

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    We take in other animals that traditional shelters cannot provide for, including goats, sheep and various farm animals.

Race Route

The LaMancha Animal Rescue Critter Crawl 5K race takes us through Layton Park in Coatesville, PA.

Event Schedule

Sunday, April 29, 2018

  • 8:30am

    Same Day registration begins

  • 10:00am

    5K run begins

  • 10:10am

    1K walk/run begins

  • After Race

    Post race refreshments and snacks, vendor table visitation during and after event.

* Tech T-shirts to all pre-registered participants and Race Day registrants while they last

Register Today

All registrations will be done through the Race Menu website. Pre-registration must be received by March 15, 2018 to guarantee a shirt.

    Registration Cost:

  • 5K Registration:


  • Fun Run/Walk:


Sign up via Race Menu.

Race Menu Registration

Sign up for the Virtual 5k.

Virtual 5K Registration

Become a sponsor or vendor at the LaMancha Animal Rescue Critter Crawl 5K Run!

Want to become a sponsor?

Contact us for more information.

Want to become a vendor?

Contact us for more information.


A look at previous races

*All photos courtesy of Photography by Ro
View more pictures here

Lots Of Spots, in conjunction with Critter Crawl 5K, held an auction on Instagram to raise money for LaMancha. Over $2000 was raised in 3 days! Thank you thank you thank you!
Check out Lots of Spots Boutique!!

Friends Of The Race

  • Design Web

    Design Web is a web design firm that specializes in modern, affordable and effective web design and SEO. Design Web donated the race's website. You can visit them at DESIGN WEB.

  • Herr's

    In the new millennium, Herr Foods is a leader in the snack food industry. We continually introduce the innovative products and packaging needed to satisfy ever-changing appetites and tastes.
    Learn More!

  • Misguided Mutts

    Misguided Mutts uses a balanced approach to dog training in order to help our canine friends become the loveable, well-behaved family members we all want.
    Visit the website!

  • Cardinal Group

    Cardinal Pension Group is an independent employee benefit consulting firm that provides administrative, actuarial, and consulting services for qualified retirement plans.
    Visit the website

  • The Salt Vault

    The Salt Vault offers halotherapy: a natural, relaxing method of relief for the irritating symptoms associated with respiratory and skin conditions. They will be sponsoring rock painting from Kindness rocks.
    Visit The website!

  • Furry Heart Pet Services

    Furry Heart Pet Services offers pet sitting, dog walking, and daily visits.
    Like Them On Facebook!

  • Moore Music

    If you’re looking for a full service DJ to provide music and entertainment for your wedding or other event, Moore Music is your local expert. We can provide music and entertainment for any event, and we’ve been proudly serving customers in Chester County, PA for more than a decade. Find out more here.

  • Saginaw Day Camp

    Our goal is to offer a safe and healthy environment which encourages each child to discover and excel at new activities, promote self confidence, and develop life-long friendships.
    Visit the Website

  • Pet Valu-Parkesburg

    At Pet Valu we understand that your pet is a part of the family, because we’re pet parents too. At our stores you’ll find a great selection of pet food, treats, toys and accessories, all at competitive prices. You’ll find our stores in local communities across the Northeast and Midwest United States and Canada.
    Visit the Website

  • Sam's Pizza Downingtown

    Pizza Place • Sandwich Shop • Burger Restaurant - Since 1977.
    Visit the Website

  • RNJ Plaques

    RNJ Plaques & Engraving LLC is a trophy shop that offers personalized gifts, commemoratives, and awards to the community in Oxford, PA. We are serving all of your special needs when it comes to gifts and trophies.
    Visit the Website

  • Home Smart Industries

    At Home Smart Industries, we’re committed to providing you with a stunning new bathing space where you can relax and bathe in comfort. By having our team of factory-certified technicians install bath systems made by leading brands such as Kohler, we ensure that your bathroom remodel will be a resounding success.
    Visit the Website!

  • Sassafras Consulting

    Are you anxious about how your business will hold up to hackers? Do you want a helping hand to grow? Have an idea or need help with developing software? Sassafras Consulting can help.
    Visit the Website!

  • Chik-fil-a

    In 1995, a renegade cow, paintbrush in mouth, painted the three words "EAT MOR CHIKIN" on a Texas billboard. From that day forward, the burger-eating landscape was forever changed.
    Visit the Website!


    Sponsor us today to feature your business here. Sponsors receive a detailed description, tagline, and other information about their business, prominent display of business logo, and link to the business website.
    Contact us to become a sponsor!

Kindness Rocks

kindness rocks

The Kindness Rocks Project will be at the Critter Crawl. The Salt Vault is sponsoring the supplies for the rock painting. Kids will be able to paint rocks at the Critter Crawl and pick them up after the race. They can keep the rocks or hide them in the park for others.

What Is The Kindness Rocks Project?

Goal #1: Inspire Others Through Randomly Placed Rocks Along The Way.

Goal #2: Recruit Every Person Who Stumbles Upon A Rock To Join In The Pursuit Of Inspiring Others Through Random Acts Of Kindness

So what exactly is the purpose behind these groups and what is it that they hope to accomplish? By joining a rock painting group, it's your mission to make someone's day in the form of a hand-painted rock. After painting a rock you'll then have to anonymously leave it in a public place (think parks, stores, parking lots, etc) for someone else to find.

Please remember to leave our little tag on the back of your rocks, linking the finder to our Facebook group. Look for our tags under files. Kindness is contagious. You will be amazed about how it affects you and the finder!!

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  • 2018 LaMancha Critter Crawl Vendors
  • Chester County Dog Walkers
  • Dawg Day Afternoon Day Care
  • Mutley Crew
  • Lou Clayton Photography
  • Furry Heart Pet Services
  • Kindness Rocks
  • Lily's Linens - Dog Bandannas and Beds
  • Beautycounter by Courtney
  • Pet Valu-Parkesburg
  • Pet Wants Exton
  • Rescuing Reed
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