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Washington DC All vegan race-Run For the Animals May 15 5K

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:00 pm
by dzeigfinge
We have vegan teams already in action.
Come join us even if you are from out of town!
Donna Zeigfinger
Run for the Animals!
Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, Maryland

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is hosting its 8th annual "Run for the Animals!" The 5K run and 1 mile fun walk is a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life saving work Poplar Spring does everyday. From the warm up, running and walking on the scenic trails, the dog and people raffles, the prizes, and the abundance of food, a good time will be had by all. The race will be held at Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton, Maryland. Although dogs can not participate in the run, they are more than welcome to come out and join the 1 mile walk.

Registration fee is $25.00 for the 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk prior to April 18, 2011. Beginning April 18, 2011 the registration fee is $28.00, and $30.00 on the day of the race.

Register online at:
Online registration will end at midnight on Tuesday, May 10. Afterwards you can register for the race at packet pick-up or before the race at Wheaton Regional Park starting at 7:00 a.m.

If you would prefer not to register online click here to access a registration form that you can print and mail to Poplar Spring.

Race participants also have the option to go the extra mile and raise additional funds online for Poplar Spring. You can even select a picture of a specific Poplar Spring animal to proudly display on your web page, and let your friends and family know about that animal as well as all the others at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary. Prizes will be awarded to the two entrants with the highest pledge totals. If you are interested in raising additional funds you can use the following sample e-mails to send to your friends and family. (Sponsorship e-mail / Sponsorship e-mail referencing a specific animal)

Chip racing! In order for everyone to obtain their exact timing for the race we will be distributing chips on race day. Please be sure to return the chip after the race.

Attention Walkers: For those interested in a longer walk you now have the choice of either the 1 mile walk or the alternate 1.7 mile walk.

How our race is GREEN
Poplar Spring is working hard to make the race as "green" as possible. Click here to find out how Poplar is working to help the environment.

An additional way that Poplar Spring is working to improve our carbon footprint at the race is instead of having t-shirts produced for the race participants we are going to be distributing reusable tote bags, ideal for shopping, with Poplar Spring's logo on one side, and our race sponsors on the other.

We are collecting used athletic shoes, as well as any other type of shoe, at the race site to be recycled by Nike and/or sent to Africa for distribution (so bring your old shoes!).

Poplar Spring strongly encourages carpooling to the race. For your convenience, we have set up a carpooling website.

Becoming a race sponsor
Click here to find out more about sponsoring the Poplar Spring race.

Help us to make the race bigger and better
If you are involved in a website where you are able to add banners please go to our banners page and take one of our banners to promote on your website.

All inquiries about the race can be made to: or call 301-625-9321.

You can run as a single or a team or join one of the AR teams and compete against each other!
Here are the teams that have signed up so far-

Awesome Animals
Baltimore Animal Rights Network
Compassion for Animals Gary Loewenthal
Humane Society of the US
Live Green
Maddie's Team (Team MG&C)
Open the Cages Alliance
Ribbons for Bethany
Team Compassion Over Killing
Team PCRM Stephen Kane
The Exultant Ark
The Humane League
Vegetarian Society of DC
Washington Farm Animal Meetup

Re: Washington DC All vegan race-Run For the Animals May 15

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:39 pm
by susand828
I am going to have to figure out a way to get to Washington DC that weekend. That sounds like a lot of fun.

Re: Washington DC All vegan race-Run For the Animals May 15

PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:26 pm
by DC Runner
This is a great race. I have run it twice, both times for team PCRM and both times, we have won the coveted pigasus trophy. Anyway, this is a great cause and I recommend that anyone living nearby should run it.

If you are not able to run it and still want to donate, I welcome your donation here: ... =282687164

Re: Washington DC All vegan race-Run For the Animals May 15

PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:50 am
by xrodolfox
This looks so awesome! I want to see if we can make it.