11th Annual Run for the Animals!
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.
Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, Maryland
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is hosting its 11th annual
"Run for the Animals!" The 5K run and 1 or 1.7 mile fun
walk is a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life saving work
Poplar Spring does everyday. From the warm up, running and walking
on the scenic trails, the dog and people raffles, the prizes, and
the abundance of food, a good time is had by all. The race is held
at Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton, Maryland. Although dogs cannot
participate in the run, they are more than welcome to come out and
join the 1 or 1.7 mile walk.
runs through beautiful Brookside Gardens with the first two miles
FLAT! Take a look at our course
Registration fee is $25.00 for the 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk prior
to April 21, 2014. Beginning April 21, 2014 the registration fee
is $28.00, and $30.00 on the day of the race.
Register online at: http://poplarspring.kintera.org
Online registration will end at midnight on Thursday, May 15. Afterwards
you can register for the race at packet pick-up or before the race
at Wheaton Regional Park starting at 7:00 a.m.
If you would prefer not to register online click
here to access a registration form that you can print and mail
to Poplar Spring.
The MC for the race is 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.
to the race there will be a pre-race warm-up by the
Boot Camp Girl for all the runner’s and walkers! Get there
early to warm up and get pumped for the 5k or 1 mile walk.
How our race is GREEN
Poplar Spring worked hard to make the race as environmentally friendly
as possible. Click here to find out how.
We are collecting used athletic shoes, as well as any other type of shoe, at the race site to be recycled
by Nike and/or sent to Africa for distribution (so bring your old
Poplar Spring strongly encourages carpooling to the race. For your
convenience, we have set up a carpooling
Spring has partnered with Virtual Race Bags to produce a 'virtual
goodie bag' in an effort to ‘go green’ and provide additional
benefits to our participants. As a participant of this year's event
you will receive an email invitation to the Virtual Race Bag prior
to the event giving you access to the bag. In the race bag you will
find an array of valuable information including exclusive offers,
coupons, giveaways, and messages from our sponsors.
Becoming a race sponsor
Click here to find out more about
sponsoring this years Poplar Spring race.
All inquiries about the race should be made to: PoplarSpringRun@yahoo.com
or call 301-625-9321.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Food & Goodie Bag Sponsors