10th Annual Run for the Animals!
Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, Maryland
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary hosted its 10th annual
"Run for the Animals!" The 5K run and 1 mile fun walk
was 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 was had by all. The race was held at Wheaton
Regional Park in Wheaton, Maryland. Although dogs couldn't participate
in the run, they were more than welcome to come out and join the
1 mile walk.
COURSE! This year's course had been modified so
that the first two miles are FLAT with a beautiful run through Brookside
Gardens! Take a look at our course
Catered Breakfast In Celebration of Poplar Spring's
10th Annual Race!!
Not only did this year's Poplar Spring race have all of the delicious
food that is served each year on race day, but in celebration of
the 10th annual, we served a catered brunch, generously donated
by Everlasting Life, V's Vegan Cuisine, Green Plate Catering, In
The Raw With Soul, Tofu Delights and other great vegan restaurants
and caterers with whom we are currently working.
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.
Packet Pick-up was held on Saturday, May 18 from
10:30 - 3:00 at RnJ
Sports, 11910 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD 20854.
Packet Pick-up was also held on race day, Sunday, May 19, at Wheaton
Regional Park from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the race at 8:30
Attention Walkers: For those interested in a longer walk there
was the choice of either the 1 mile walk or the alternate 1.7 mile
to the race there was a pre-race warm-up by the
Boot Camp Girl for all the runner’s and walkers!
How our race is GREEN
Poplar Spring worked hard to make the race as environmentally friendly
as possible. Click here to find out how.
Becoming a race sponsor
Click here to find out more about
sponsoring next years Poplar Spring race.
Special Bonus! Included in each participant's
registration was a one year subscription to a magazine of their
choice - a $20 value! Either: Men's Health, Women's Health, Bicycling
or Prevention. Details on how to claim their subscription or request
a refund was found in their Virtual Race Bag email invitation.
All inquiries about the race should be made to: PoplarSpringRun@yahoo.com
or call 301-625-9321.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Vegan Brunch Sponsorship
Food & Goodie Bag Sponsors