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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.

Course Modification: Due to construction at Brookside Gardens the race course will be unable to go through that section of the park.

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.

The Boot Camp GirlPrior 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.

Race participants also have the option to go the extra mile and raise additional funds online for Poplar Spring. You can even select a picture of a specific Poplar Spring animal to proudly display on your web page, and let your friends and family know about that animal as well as all the others at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. Prizes will be awarded to the two entrants with the highest pledge totals. 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)

Packet Pick-up will be held on Saturday, May 17 from 10:30 - 3:00 at RnJ Sports, 11910 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD 20854.
We will have some great goodie bag items, where you can choose the items you would like for your goodie bag.
Packet Pick-up will also be held on race day, Sunday, May 18, at Wheaton Regional Park from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the race at 8:30 a.m.

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 shoes!).

Poplar Spring strongly encourages carpooling to the race. For your convenience, we have set up a carpooling website.

Virtual Race BagsPoplar 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.

"Run for the Animals!" PDF Materials
PDF file  Course Map (1.79mb)
PDF file  Pledge Donation Form (32k)

Mosca Design
Wheaton We would like to thank Mosca Design for our beautiful race banner, and to the city of Wheaton for kindly displaying it over Georgia Avenue.


Thank You to Our Sponsors


Top Bull

Engineers for Change   a well-fed world

RnJ Sports
 
     

Farmyard Friend

The Boot Camp Girl   A Vegan Life
Dogtopia   Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal
   

Food & Goodie Bag Sponsors

COK   Larabar
GoMacro   Alternative Baking Company

Primal Spirit Foods
  Go Max Go Foods
The Common Market   Andean Dream Quinoa Products
Sticky Fingers Bakery   DrinkMore Water
Breads Unlimited   The Randy Radish
Vegan Health & Fitness    
     

Prize Sponsors

Pangea   NuCelle
Max & Ruffy's   V-dog Vegan Dog Food
Sniffers Doggie Depot   The Humane Society of the United States
MooShoes   AnimalRightstuff.com
Road ID  
Train Your Best Friend
Dave and Busters   Woodside TTouch
The Vegetable Garden   Dogtopia
Elizabeth's Gone Raw   Laura Marks Massage
(301) 622-4299

Kicks Karate
  Safeway
Frederick Keys   Baltimore Orioles
Zosimos Botanicals    

 

 
       
   

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