Gillian Johnson wrote -
Dogs and cats aren't just pets, they're family!
Celebrate the love animals bring to your life at Walk/Run for the Animals on Saturday, May 6, and help the Humane Society for Southwest Washington care for animals in need. Register for the 3-mile dog-friendly walk, or a chip-timed 5k dog-friendly run, set up a fundraising page, earn awesome prizes and get ready to party! Children 12 and under register free.
Step one: Register for the event and choose from a dog-friendly timed 5k run through Ft. Vancouver Historic National Park or a dog-friendly, down and back, 3-mile walk along the Columbia River. Registration to walk or run includes a goodie bag and access to the Party in the Park.
Want to sleep in and skip the event? Help the animals and register as a 'cat napper' which includes a personalized fundraiser page and the ability to earn fundraising prizes. We'll celebrate you at the event too!
Step two: Set up a fundraising page. Choose “yes” to fundraise during registration. After you complete your registration, click “Fundraise Now” on the confirmation page and create a CrowdRise account. You can hop on a team or start your own. If your team raises $500 or more, you’ll get access to the Main Event Team Chalet with breakfast and drinks.
Step three: Personalize your fundraising page. Upload that incredibly cute photo of your pet, the one that melts all the hearts. Tell the world why your pet is the best, why you’re running your first (or 50th) 5k, make it personal and clever. Your friends and family already love you, but show them why they should love you + pets even more.
Step four: Go out into the world and conquer. Send out the unique URL to your fundraising page and request donations. Ask your employer to make a donation. Weed the yard and ask your parents for a donation. Host a party and ask for a suggested donation of $15. If you love being social, use it! If you like being more of a wallflower, go with it. Download our social media tools and use those to help spread the word. There are lots of ways to be creative and raise money for the dogs and cats. Want to do business face-to-face? Collect cash and check and turn them in with a Donation Tracker. If you have an online page, we’ll add them to your page.
Step five: Earn a little thank you. The more donations you earn the more prizes you’ll collect. Just a little something, something for all your awesome effort.
Step six: Party. Join us at the event to celebrate the joy of people + dogs + cats.. Grab a beer in the Ghost Runners Brewery beer garden after your run, visit local businesses and get treats and toys in Vendor Village and see Moshow, the cat rapper peform! It’s a party and we’re going to have fun! All for the dogs and cats.
For info about the walk or run routes, pricing, prizes and more visit our main Walk/Run website.
Follow Walk/Run on Facebook for behind-the-scenes pictures, news and updates.
Questions? Email Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org