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Fast and Furriest 5K Race/Walk - Start Time 8AM
5K, 1 Mile
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Running-5K - Individual Age group/open
Running-5K - I am sleeping in but I want to help! (Price includes t-shirt)
Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
This event's main purpose is to replenish and raise funds to continue providing medical needs for all of our rescued dogs. Operation Paws for Homes, Inc. rescues dogs of all breeds and ages from high-kill shelters reducing the numbers being euthanized. Most of our dogs come from rural shelters in South and North Carolina. With limited resources, the shelters are forced to put down anywhere between 50% and 90% of the animals that come in the front door. We also partner with shelters located in Virginia and Maryland. Our organization provides pet adoption services to families located in Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
Since its beginning in July, 2010, OPH has saved over 4000 dogs with only a network of volunteers and fosters as we have no facility. We are a 501c3 organization so all donations are tax deductible.
It is important to know that OPH rescued over 900 dogs in 2014. Of those dogs, 42 of them were heartworm positive. The medical care for just those 42 dogs totaled over $20,000.
We rely on foster families who open their homes to give love and attention to each dog before finding a forever home. Through the foster care program, we are able to learn about each dog and their needs and we provide their potential and future adopters with this information. We believe in responsible adoptions and strive to work with each adopter to find a good match for their home and lifestyle.
Your participation in our first annual 5K Race/Walk will go a long way in helping to save more dogs, educate more people and provide a forever friend to more families.
You can bring YOUR dog to this event - please be sure your dog is leashed and well-behaved. OPH volunteers look forward to seeing you there. Let's make this first annual event an overwhelming success!
Event details and schedule
Check In: 7-7:30
Warmup: 7:30 Holistic Spirit Crossfit Coaches lead
Race start time: 8AM
Course begins and ends in the park near the pavilion. Paricipants will gather at the pavilion area post-race for snacks and prize announcements.
Bring your well-behaved, LEASHED dog if you'd like.
Dress for the weather - this is a rain or shine event!
If we do not have a signed waiver, you will be asked to sign one upon check in. Please bring a valid ID.
Limited parking in the park lot - consider carpooling. Overflow parking available along the Delaware Street and side streets. Please do not block residents' driveways.
Coffee & tea provided !
Post-race - winners announced, prizes distributed, canine training demonstration and more !