Poplar Spring Run for the Animals
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
OUR ONLINE WALK/RUN REGISTRAITON IS CLOSED, but you can still register on race day! Registration on Sunday, May 15 will open at 7 a.m., and the run will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Fundraising will remain up and running!
5k Run and 1 Mile Walk Information
The 5K run and 1mile (or optional 1.7 mile) fun walk is a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life-saving work Poplar Spring does every day. 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 will be had by all. Although dogs may not participate in the run, they are more than welcome to join the walk.
When: Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, Maryland
2000 Shorefield Road
Wheaton, MD US 20902
Chips will be distributed to all runners.
Registration Fee for both the Run and Walk
Prior to April 18, 2016: $28
April 18 – May 14, 2016: $30
Race Day: $35
Monetary prizes will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. Awards will 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.
The winning animal and general teams will be based on the top two finishing male and female runners.
Although not required, race participants may go the extra mile by raising additional funds online for Poplar Spring. 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 two entrants with the highest pledge totals.
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.
Prior 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.
Click here to find out more about sponsoring the Poplar Spring race.
Need more information?
All inquiries about the race should be made to: PoplarSpringRun@yahoo.com or call 301-335-7067.