The 2018 Hank Kabel Sarcoma 5K Walk/Run

For dogs and people


5K Walk/Run for Canine Cancer
Prizes and recognition will be given to teams who raise the most money, and to the winners of the race. 


Saturday, July 14, 2018, 9 a.m.

Registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m., with the opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and the race commencing at 9 a.m. Participants can enjoy various vendors before and after the race. Join us for the race and stay for a whole day of family fun with entertainment, food, raffle, exhibits and vendors. 

Race Schedule:

7:30-8:30 Registration
7:30-5:00 Silent Auction
8:00 Lancaster Fire Department
8:30-9:00 Opening Ceremony-Introduction of House Bill 651
8:30-11:30 Lancaster Police Department
9:00 Hank's Race
9:00-12:00 SWAT and Crime Scene Truck
10:15 (Approximately) Awards Ceremony
9:00-3:00 Fairfield County Dog and Adoption Center
11:45-1:15 Registration for Wiener Dog Races
12:00 Bob Nunnally From Channel 4
12:00-12:30 Deputy Shaun Meloy and K-9 Kahr
12:30-1:00 Major Crimes Chris Walker and K-9 Lilly
1:15-1:45 Wiener Dog Races
2:00-3:00 Dog Contests
2:00-4:00 Fairfield Pet Hospital-Free Initial Canine Cancer Screenings
3:00-3:30 Highway Patrolman Ben Addy and K-9 Bodie
4:00-4:30 Sky Dogs-Dog Training and Deaf and Blind Dog Agility
4:30-5:00 Bree Lytle and Her Service Dog Elsa
5:00 Silent Auction Wrap-Up

*The Lancaster Police Department will also be at the race and we will be selling our 2019 "Police Officers, Dispatchers and Dogs" calendar featuring The Lancaster Police Department. Proceeds go to canine cancer and sarcoma research and awareness.
*We will also have vendors and food trucks available


Notes: Event details are subject to change. The race will take place rain or shine. Once we receive and accept your entry fee, sponsorship and/or donation, it is non-refundable. Walk-up registrations will be accepted for $30/person, but we will only be able to accept cash or check for onsite registration.


Fairfield County Fairgrounds, located at 157 E. Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130


To help the Hank Kabel Sarcoma Foundation raise money and awareness for canine cancer and to honor Hank and all other dogs who have lost their battle to this devastating disease. By participating in Hank's race you, are not only raising money for dogs with cancer, but also for people with cancer, since clinical trials in dogs help decide medicines that are effective in human cancers as well.


Registration is $25/person, which will go directly to help fund canine cancer research through the foundation. Children 14 and under will be admitted free, but must be accompanied by a registered adult; children 18 and under must have a guardian sign the form for them. Registration will be accepted the day of the race for $30/person.


Additional Information
As more information is available, we will update Hank’s Facebook page (click here).

Banner of Love
NOTE: The deadline for 2018 entries has passed; please make a note to share your story for the 2019 race! Pet parents can submit their furry friend's story and a picture to be included on the Banner of Love that will be hung on race day. Just email your pet's name, short story and photo to If you have any questions, contact Amy Kabel at or call/text 740-974-2811    

Please Help Spread the Word!
Would you please take a moment to help us spread the word about our event? 

Contact Amy Kabel at or call/text 740-974-2811. If you know of anyone who would like to be a sponsor or vendor at the event, please have them contact us for more details.


Vendor Registration
If you'd like to be a vendor at this year's race, please contact Amy for a vendor registration form via email at or via text 740-974-2811. Completed forms will need to be submitted to Amy by July 5, 2018. You can also print the images below, fill in the information and mail them to Amy.  



"Looking forward to another great year. Can't wait to work with you again."
"I want to applaud you on all of your hard work and dedication. Your website is fantastic, all of the information and videos (I watched all of your videos). Not only am I so happy and delighted to be a part of your race, but I watched and listened to your research and information on sarcoma. It makes me think this race needs to become something even bigger and nationwide!"
"Signed up again for this great cause! Run, walk with a group, walk with your pups, walk alone...just get to this event and help end canine cancer (Also, research helps with people battling cancer because trials on dogs help determine treatment options for humans). It's a great, family-friendly event!” 

Can't make it to the race, but would still like to support our cause? 

If you haven't already, check out our story, and please feel free to support our cause!