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The Poplar Spring Run (or Walk) for the Animals on Sunday, May 17, 2020 will be Virtual!

The 17th annual Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary “Run for the Animals” is still being planned for May 17th. But due to the coronavirus this year’s race is being converted to a virtual run or walk. What this means is that rather than us all getting together on May 17th, we are encouraging everyone to complete a 5K run or a walk on your own or in small groups (less than 10). We’d love to receive photos of your accomplishment to post on the Poplar Spring Facebook page. You can do the run/walk at a park, in your neighborhood, or in your house or apartment.

At 1:00 p.m. on race day, Terry Cummings, who runs Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary, will create a Facebook live video, https://www.facebook.com/PoplarSpringAnimal, that participants can watch of her going through the sanctuary. This will enable people to meet the animals and learn their stories.

This is the only event Poplar Spring has at this time of the year, and the funds that are raised are vital to continuing to help feed and care for all the rescued animals. Most of the animals at the sanctuary have come from situations of extreme cruelty and have taught us what it means to endure and to be forgiving. We are extremely grateful for your participation, and of any fundraising you are motivated to do. We will be awarding great, vegan prizes to the top fundraisers

Thank you so much for all your support. We look forward to us all getting together at next year’s race, as well as other upcoming Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary events.

A special thanks to Courage Karate for kindly creating a warm-up video specifically for the Poplar Spring Annual run and walk. Before heading out the door for the race be sure to get your blood flowing.
Courage Karate Race Warm-Up


When: The official date and time is Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., but you can choose a day and time around the 17th that is most convenient for you.
Where: Anywhere you’d like


Click Here to Register

Registration Fee for both the Run and Walk: $28.00

Prizes will be awarded to the top two fundraisers!

Race participants go the extra mile by raising additional funds online for Poplar Spring.

Poplar Spring will be given $14,000 in matching donations. DOUBLING your donation! Please share this page with your family and friends. Your involvement is critical to Poplar Spring’s success. Thank you for all your help.

You may even select a picture of a specific Poplar Spring animal to proudly display on your web page, letting your friends and family know about that animal and others at the sanctuary.

If you are interested in raising additional funds you can use the following sample e-mails to send to your friends and family: Sponsorship e-mail / Sponsorship e-mail referencing a specific animal

Prizes will be awarded to the top two fundraisers who raised the most donations for Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary!


chickenSponsoring 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 700 expected attendees this year. Sponsor the Run

All inquiries about the race should be made to: PoplarSpringRun@yahoo.com or call 301-335-7067.

Race Registration

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

2019 Race Results!

Race & Poplar Spring Photos