The Poplar Spring Run (or Walk) for the Animals was on Sunday, May 21, 2017
The 5K run and 1 mile fun walk was a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life-saving work Poplar Spring does everyday.
The annual Poplar Spring Run for the Animals (or walk) was held at beautiful Wheaton Regional Park. The run raised vital funds needed to feed and care for the 200+ rescued animals at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.
Here are the details:
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, Maryland
2000 Shorefield Road
Wheaton, MD US 20902
Chips were distributed to all runners.
Registration Fee for both the Run and Walk
Prior to April 17, 2017: $28.00
April 17 – May 20, 2017: $30.00
Race Day: $35
Monetary prizes were given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. Awards were also be given to the top team, and top male and female finishers in the following age categories: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and older.
We also gave out prizes to our top two fundraisers!
The winning animal and general teams were based on the top two finishing male and top two finishing female runners.
The MC for the race was Lisa Berigan, radio host of BIG 100.3!!! Lisa has over 20 years experience hosting radio shows and is the proud companion to Daisy, a Sheltie mix. Click here to listen to an interview between Lisa and Terry Cummings, Poplar Spring’s director.
Prior to the race there was a pre-race warm-up by the Boot Camp Girl for all the runner’s and walkers!
Packet Pick-up was held on Saturday, May 20 from 10:30 – 3:00 at RnJ Sports, 11910 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD 20854.
Packet Pick-up was also be held on race day, Sunday, May 21, at Wheaton Regional Park from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the race at 8:30 a.m.
Race participants went the extra mile by raising additional funds online for Poplar Spring.
Sponsoring our flagship fundraiser allows you to support our daily efforts to feed, shelter, and care for the residents of Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.At the same time, you publicly align your business or organization with our mission through web, print, and on-site promotions reaching our over 600 expected attendees this year. Sponsor the Run
Poplar Spring worked hard to make the race as environmentally friendly as possible.
- All our food is vegan.
- Rather than waste paper on flyers, we have online virtual goodie bags offering discounts to animal-friendly businesses and information on non-profit organizations. These bags give exclusive offers, coupons, giveaways, and messages from our sponsors.
- We use biodegradable utensils, cups, and garbage bags.
- Each race participant will have a tree planted in his or her honor.
- We recycle as much as possible from the race.
- We collect used shoes at the race, which are recycled by Nike and donated to Africa for distribution.
All inquiries about the race should be made to: PoplarSpringRun@yahoo.com or call 301-335-7067.