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Paws for a Cause 5k

Paws for a Cause 2018


Paws for a Cause is an annual 5 kilometer fun run, organized by nursing students to raise money to help meet the needs of underserved populations. In 2018, Paws for a Cause has elected that the proceeds will benefit Round Rock ISD children. The fun run is open to the public and is pet and family friendly. All registrants will receive a t-shirt.

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m. Run starts at 8:00 a.m.

Where: St. David's School of Nursing
1555 University Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665

Cost: $25 Early Registration until March 20th. $30 Late Registration begins on March 21st and ends on March 27th.

Donations Accepted

If you would like to donate but not participate in the race, please contact the Paws for a Cause committee at

Families and Child Registration

Families and pets are welcome! An adult participant registration includes a shirt. Accompanied children 15 years and under may run for free but will not receive a shirt.

Register for the Race

Registration costs $25 until March 20th!

Packet Pickup and onsite registration will begin at 7:15am Saturday, March 31st.

Click here to begin the registration process through SquareUp.

Make a Donation

Can't make the event? Donate to the Cause! Please contact the Paws for a Cause committee at to learn how.


The Cause

Paws for a Cause started in response to a 2011 study by 2 nursing students, Whitney Hunt (center) and Paige Green (right; Erin McCracken is also pictured, left). Hunt and Green received an IRB exemption before studying the roughly 4,996 students at 10 elementary schools in Georgetown ISD. The results of the study showed that ill-fitting shoes lead to a higher rate of playground injury and can cause longterm health issues such as affected gait, bunions, and musculoskeletal problems, among others.

Hunt's and Green's classmates were motivated by these results and started the Paws for a Cause 5k to raise money to make sure local school children have shoes that fit.

Students next to their research poster