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Helping Paws Virtual 5K for Service Dogs: Run, Walk or Roll
May 16 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 11:30 pm$50
The Helping Paws Virtual 5K for Service Dogs: Run, Walk or Roll is a virtual fundraiser to get us up and moving for a great cause! We had so much fun last year we are doing it again. This year participants are encouraged to run, walk, or roll as a team! Grab a group of friends, your co-workers or maybe your family to create a team. You can then pick any day from Monday, May 16 to Sunday, May 22 to complete the 5K (3.1 miles). Choose the route that works best for you. Your favorite park, around your neighborhood, even a treadmill! No matter where you live, you can participate and support this great cause!
Dates: Monday, May 16 – Sunday, May 22. You can avoid bad weather and pick the best day of the week in your area to walk.
Location: Wherever it works best for you, it’s virtual. Anyone can participate anywhere in the world!
With or Without a Dog: Participate with or without a dog!
Prizes: Yes, we have daily prizes for participating, but not for fastest times. We are not keeping track of times. We will be drawing two (2) daily winners. Details on how this works below.
Spread the Word! Post a picture of you, or your dog, or you and your dog before, during or after your walk. Use the hashtag #HP5K2022 to post to Facebook or Instagram. We will gather all the pictures using this hashtag after that week and post them on our social sites in a video. Show your support for service dog training! If you are participating as a team, try to get a team picture.
Create a Team/Join a Team: The saying goes, the more the merrier! While having a team is optional, we also know that completing the 5K with others can make it more fun. When you register you can create a team – be the team captain – or join a team someone else created. It’s easy! Be sure to have your team name ready. After registering you will receive an email with instructions on how to invite others to join your team and also to donate in support of your team. This can be a great team-building event with co-workers, especially if you work remote.