Walk, Wag, N' Run
Pace Your Pet at the Ahimsa House Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run! We encourage everyone to bring their dogs for these runs to benefit the animal and human victims of domestic violence. Of course, walkers/runners without canine accompaniment are welcome too!
Here's what our runners and walkers said about our race:
"I really enjoyed the race and thought it was a great success."
"Thanks for a fun weekend with this run!!! It was wonderful to see so many lovely pets and happy people in one space! I had a great time running your race with my dog."
"The Ahimsa House did a fantastic job with the Inaugural Walk, Wag N’ Run 5K & Fun Run. The course was beautiful and the event was very well organized. What a fantastic feeling it is to be able to help the animal victims of domestic violence situations. I look forward to running the 5K with my family and my dogs next year!"
-Christine Muller, Race Director, Georgia SPCA Run for the Rescues 5K, Fun Run & Festival
5K Course is a USATF certified Peachtree Road Race qualifier for 2015 and uses Chip Timing. The course has flat to rolling hills on tree lined roads around the park with downhill finish inside beautiful Lenox Park over the dam. Download a course map here.
AWARDS FOR 5K RUN:
Prizes will be awarded to overalls, masters, and to the top female and male finishers in nine age groups. Awards will be given to the Top 3 Dogs crossing the finish line.
START TIMES: 5K Run starts at 7:30 am. 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 8:45 am.
LOCATION: Lenox Park in Buckhead (Free parking adjacent to the park at 1015 Lenox Park Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319)
5K: Fee includes Tech T-shirt (for early bird registrants) and a goodie bag
$25 Early Bird through August 17
$30 between August 18 and 22
$35 day of event
1-Mile Fun Run: $15 anytime. This year participants in the 1-mile fun run will receive performance T-shirts if registered by August 17 at 5pm.
We encourage participants to run or walk as a team (minimum of 3 runners per team).
Create a team name and have registrants enter their team name when they register. Set a goal and raise money to support the human and animal victims of domestic violence.
Spot Prizes will be drawn throughout the morning based on bib number. You need to retain your bib and stay around for the presentations after the race to claim your prize!!
HOW TO REGISTER:
- Online at http://walkwagnrun.iwelifefundraise.com/ until Thursday, August 21 at 7PM Eastern
- At packet pickup on August 22rd from 4pm-9pm at Sports Authority in Buckhead, 3221 Peachtree Rd.
- In person at Lenox Park on day of event
HELP SPREAD THE WORD: Download and print an event flyer. (Put one up at work or in your neighborhood and try to recruit a team!)
PACKET, BIB PICK-UP & PRE-REGISTRATION: On August 22nd from 4pm-9pm at Sports Authority in Buckhead at 3221 Peachtree Road or 6am-7am on race day at Start Line.
Directions and Parking:
- Take I-85 to Exit 89 (North Druid Hills Rd)
- Go north on North Druid Hills Rd NE
- At the Y in the road, bear left onto E Roxboro Rd NE
- After 0.8 miles, turn right onto Lenox Park Blvd.
- Go 0.1 miles and park at 1015 Lenox Park Blvd. on your right.
For your dog’s safety, and to make this event enjoyable for all, participants must abide by the rules listed below. We encourage the participation of dogs that are accustomed to regular exercise and are well adjusted to crowds and noisy environments with large numbers of people and other dogs.
1. Dog must be current on all shots and rabies vaccination.
2. Dog must wear an ID Tag.
3. No dogs in heat and no aggressive dogs.
4. Dog must be leashed (6ft. max length) & in control. No retractable leashes please.
5. You must pick up after your dog. Disposable bags and water will be provided
6. A participant can have no more than two dogs under his or her control. Children must be at least 13 years old to participate with a dog without adult supervision.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1. Is the registration fee per person or per dog?
The registration fee is per person. You may bring more than one dog but they must be under control at all times.
2. Can I participate without a dog?
Please do join us and have fun with or without a dog.
3. I can’t attend Walk, Wag, N’ Run but would still like to make a donation to help the animals. Can I do that?
If you are unable to attend the event you may make a tax deductible donation of any amount here.
4. Can I buy extra t-shirts?
Any remaining t-shirts will be available for purchase at the registration table after the races conclude.
5. If I register on-line or by mail, how do I pick up my t-shirt?
You may pick up your t-shirt at the Finish line on the day of the event.
6. Why is it important that I be on time for the start of the 5K run or fun run?
The 5K begins promptly at 7:30 and the fun run at 8:45. If you want to start with the others, you will need to be on time. For course monitoring and safety reasons, those who are late may not be permitted to participate.
7. Where can I park?
On the day of the event free parking (without permit) will be available at the parking structure at 1015 Lenox Park Blvd NE. Free parking is allowed in the parking structure only. Cars parked in other Lenox Park lots may be towed. There is no street parking available.
8. Why should I support Ahimsa House?
Every dollar Ahimsa House raises goes to a great cause. Ahimsa House is Georgia's only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the links between animal cruelty and domestic violence, and to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. To date, Ahimsa House has provided more than 30,000 nights of emergency safe shelter for animal victims of domestic violence across Georgia. We also provide veterinary care, transportation of pets to safety, a 24-hour crisis line, guidance on pet safety planning, legal advocacy to help owners protect their pets via the court system, financial assistance with pet deposits in transitional housing, expert testimony and consultation in the prosecution of cases involving animal cruelty and domestic violence, and community outreach and professional agency cross-training on understanding the role of pets in domestic violence. We serve all 159 counties of Georgia with a staff of only three and with zero government funding. More than 80% of donations directly support the animals. By choosing to participate in Walk, Wag, N' Run, you can be a vital part of this effort and have fun at the same time.
9. Can I volunteer at Walk, Wag N’ Run?
Of course. If you are interested in volunteering, email Carol Neal Rossi.
Have more questions? Contact Carol Neal Rossi.
We're inviting you to be a sponsor for Ahimsa House’s annual Walk, Wag, ‘N Run event, which includes a 5K run and a 1 mile fun run. Sponsorship is an opportunity to show your community that you're making a positive difference in our area.
Be the leader of the pack and join this great four-legged cause to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence. Check out the Sponsorship Form to find out the great sponsor benefits.
In-Kind Sponsors: Your business may donate 600 gift certificates or other gifts for the goodie bags and you will receive recognition at the event and your Logo and link on our website (25,000 visits annually). Contact Carol Neal Rossi if you are interested in learning more about this.
$100 "Junior Showman" sponsorships are designed for those individuals who want to play a major role in ensuring that the animal and human victims of domestic violence reach safety together. Download the Sponsorship Form for more information.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
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