Hi Guy and gals- This is original vegan 5K race in the US. It is our 9th annual event and would love to have you all there!
5k Run and 1 Mile Walk Information
The 5K run and 1 mile (or optional 1.7 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 cannot participate in the run, they are more than welcome to come out and join the walk.
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.
Take a look at our course map.
Registration Fee for the 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk
Prior to April 23, 2012: $25.00
April 23 – May 19, 2012: $28.00
Race Day: $30
Online registration will end at midnight on Tuesday, May 15. 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.
Although not required, race participants can 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)
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.
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.
Click here http://animalsanctuary.org/events/sponsorship.htm 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.
Need more information?
All inquiries about the race can be made to: PoplarSpringRun@yahoo.com or call 301-625-9321.