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Woof. Meow. Party!

It's a Party in the Park, All for the Animals.

SAVE THE DATE FOR WALK/RUN 2020!

SATURDAY, MAY 2 @ Esther Short Park
Registration begins January 2020!

Date: May 2, 2020
Time:
7:30 am-12 pm
Registration:
Registration begins January 2020! Check back for more details.
Location:
Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Washington


WALK/RUN KICK-OFF EVENT: TRIVIA NIGHT!

Break out your team t-shirts and your team signs. Show up ready to compete. Don’t have a Walk/Run team yet? Join us and find some other dog and cat-loving people to team up with. Best of all, each member of the winning trivia team will receive FREE registration for Walk/Run for the Animals 2020!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
5:30-7:30 pm | 6 pm Trivia starts

Main Event Sports Grill Eastside
3200 SE 164th Ave, Ste 204, Vancouver, WA 98683
(note the address so you don't show up at the "other" location)

Family-friendly! Light food will be provided. Service will be available to order dinner and beverages.


Walk/Run 2020:

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    Our sponsors make it all happen - they care about the dogs and cats in our community and they really know how to show it! 

    Interested in being a Walk/Run for the Animals sponsor? Contact Denise Barr at [email protected] for more information!

  • Vendor Opportunities

    Vendor Village is the best of animal-loving organizations all in one place. From the latest in toys and treats to businesses owned and operated by pet lovers, Vendor Village brings a great mix of people together, all for the dogs and cats. Make sure to browse Vendor Village after your walk or run and take advantage of free samples and special promotions!

    Interested in being a Walk/Run for the Animals vendor? Contact Kyra Phelps at [email protected] for more information! 


    Who's going to be there?

    Heathen Brewing (Beer Garden)


     

  • Upcoming Yappy Hours

    Join us at Heathen Brewing Feral Public House for Yappy Hour in support of Walk/Run for the Animals and the Humane Society for Southwest Washington! Beer specials, Walk/Run prize giveaways and sign up for Walk/Run (May 2) at a special rate. Hang out with your four-legged family members and support the dogs and cats!

    March 14 from 2-5 pm
    April 11 from 2-5 pm

    More information to come!

  • Event FAQ

    Q. What do I need to bring with me to the Walk/Run?
    A. Great question! Here are a few suggestions:
    - Cash and check donations not turned in at Advance Check-in and your Donation Tracker form with your donor information.
    - Your race bib if you're a runner (if picked up at Advance Check-in).
    - Cash. We will have several vendors at the Walk from whom you may purchase goodies for you and your pet! Not all vendors will be able to process credit cards so you may want to bring cash.  
    - Six-foot or shorter leash (not an “extend-a-leash”) and dog waste bags if you are bringing your dog.
    - Your ID. If you're over 21 you can join us for a post-walk/run beer in the beer garden with Heathen Brewing!

    Q. Where does the path go?
    A. There are separate paths for the walkers and runners - see the routes here.

    Q. Where should I go when I get there?
    A. If you have not yet registered, or if you have registered and not picked up your bib and prizes (if eligible) head to the Registration at the stage, located in the middle of the park. Registration will begin at 7:30 am. If you’re already registered and already checked-in, enjoy the park before we start the run and walk at 9 am. 

    Q. Can I attend the Walk/Run if I don’t want to bring a pet?
    A. Everyone is welcome at the Walk/Run for Animals. Plenty of attendees either do not own pets or have pets that stay home. If you’re a cat lover, consider walking in honor of your cat by pinning a photo of your cat to your shirt. For safety reasons, for both you, dogs and cats, we ask that cats stay at home.

    Q. What kind of leash can I use?
    A. All dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. Leashes should be no more than six feet in length while on the course. Flexi-leads or “extend-a leashes” are NOT allowed.

    Q. What vaccines does my dog need to participate?
    A. While we don't require you to bring proof of vaccinations, we do request your dog be current with the following:
    - Distemper/Parvo combo, Bordatella, and Rabies
    - A current license

    Q. Can I bring my bike or roller blades? What about my baby stroller?
    A. Bikes, skateboards, rollerblades, etc. are prohibited for safety reasons. Baby strollers are permitted.

    Q. What if my dog goes to the bathroom?
    A. We hope you’ll take Walk/Run as an opportunity to practice responsible pet guardianship and clean up after your pet! We will have some waste bags at the event, but please bring your own as well. Help us model what it means to be a respectful animal lover living amongst others, cleaning up after your pet helps everyone on the course.


Questions? Contact: 
Kyra Phelps
Marketing & Events Coordinator
[email protected] or 360-213-2614