Mutt Masquerade

The VBSPCA’s annual Mutt Masquerade is back again this fall, and we’ve gone virtual to ensure the safety of our community. Participants can look forward to a virtual 5k, a virtual 1 miler, and a virtual costume contest, all to take place between October 25th and 31st! Get your costumes prepped, stretch out your legs, and get ready for a fun event in support of the homeless animals of Hampton Roads!

Mutt Masquerade 5K and 1 Mile Registration Fees are as follows: 

  • 5K – $40
  • 1 Mile – $25
  • 5K + 1 Mile – $50

Both youth and adults are invited to participate, and all participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt! 5k participants will receive a finisher medal.


*Please note that if you have not yet picked up your race packet, they will be available for pickup at the VBSPCA shelter M-F between 9am and 6pm.

Mutt Masquerade Costume Contest Participation Instructions are as follows:

  • The Costume Contest fee is $5 per entry.
  • Participants can enter in one of the following categories:
    • Adult (with or without pet)
    • Youth (with or without pet)
    • Pet(s) Only (dogs, cats, and small animals welcome!)
    • Group (2+ people with our without pets)
  • Participants will be asked to take a photo of the person(s) and or pet(s) in their costume and submit the photo prior to October 23rd. The photos will be divided by category and posted on the VBSPCA Facebook page for audience voting between October 25th-31st.
  • The photo with the most reactions (likes, loves, etc) in each category will be named the winner. Please note that comments do not count as votes.
  • To participate in the Costume Contest, fill out the form below.

Mutt Masquerade Costume Contest Form

Please note that all photos must be received by October 23rd at 5pm to participate.
  • Photo tips: 1) Try to center the person(s) and/or pet(s) in the frame when taking the picture. 2) Try to ensure that all subjects in the photo are well lit. 3) Please submit lightly edited, unfiltered photos and our team will make sure you look your best! NOTE: If you would like to upload your photo at a later date, please skip the file upload option and skip to the next question.
    Accepted file types: jpg, png.
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