Paws in a Park advantages Longmont Humane Society – Longmont Times

September 15, 2016 - garden totes

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What: Paws in a Park: 5K Walk/Run 9 a.m., Pet-Friendly Festival 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

When: Saturday

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds Picnic Shelter

Cost: $35 adults, $25 kids

Sign up: 303-772-1232, prolongation 286 or

People and their furry, four-legged friends are entertainment Saturday morning for a Longmont Humane Society’s third annual Paws in a Park — a dual-event 5K competition and Pet Friendly Festival — during a Boulder County Fairgrounds cruise shelter.

“It’s a fun event; we can move a dogs. We like to have a village come out and only have a morning for celebrating their animals,” pronounced Claire McCormick, events and overdo manager for a Longmont Humane Society.

“Last year, about 200 people participated. This year, we’re anticipating to have 250 to 300,” she said.

The classification hopes to lift $40,000 during a one-day event.

The 5K race, from 9 to 11 a.m., starts during a Fairgrounds, runs by Rogers Grove Park along a St. Vrain Greenway and earnings to a Fairgrounds.

Registration for a 5K is $35 for adults and $25 for youth. Online registration is accessible before 5 p.m. Friday. Walk-up registration is accessible Saturday morning from 8 to 9 a.m.

Participants in a 5K accept giveaway entrance to a Pet Friendly Festival, a nominal beverage, eventuality T-shirt, goody bag and granola bar, and are authorised for inducement prizes formed on their fundraising.

The Humane Society encourages 5K runners and walkers to cruise collecting pledges and donations to maximize their support for a shelter’s animal-welfare work.

Individuals who lift $250 or some-more accept a persperate coupler with a Humane Society logo. Those reaching during slightest $100 accept a Humane Society receptacle bag.

The second-place fundraiser will accept tickets to a shelter’s Homeward Bound dusk fundraiser in March.

The first-place particular wins all of a other prizes, and a specialized Bissell pet vacuum.

Team winners will any accept an LHS receptacle bag and sweatshirt.

“Lazy Dog” 5K registration — including an eventuality T-shirt — is accessible for $35 to those who wish to minister though not participate.

The Pet Friendly Festival, that takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., facilities a Cuban Fusion Food Truck, Mama’s Cafe and Hau’oki Shave Ice, live song by ShowTek Events, and pet portraits by Evie Photography. A $5 concession is requested from those not participating in a 5K.

Well-behaved dogs on leashes are acquire to run, travel or differently accompany their humans during both events.

The Longmont Humane Society serves some-more than 4,000 homeless animals annually. Paws in a Park is a second largest of 3 annual fundraisers. Homeward Bound, that takes place each March, is a largest, while Paws on a Patio — hold each summer — is a smallest.

According to Carrie Brackenridge, selling and communications manager, a 3 events mix to contain 20 percent of a organization’s annual fundraising budget.

In further to preserve and veterinary services, a Humane Society provides mislaid and found, adoption counseling, behavioral support, encourage care, pet chartering services and Safe Keep for pet owners experiencing a life crisis.

The Times-Call is an in-kind unite of a event.

The Humane Society of Boulder Valley’s Doggie Dash fundraiser, a 2-mile wander and “fun run,” Pet Expo and drink garden, also kicks off during 9 a.m. Saturday during a Boulder Reservoir.

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