Sponsored by Whiting Veterinary Clinic
The 5K-9/Bark in the Park event is a 5K, 1 Mile Health Walk/Run and Kiddie Dash on May 18, 2014 (Rain or Shine) at Harry Wright Lake in Manchester for dog lovers and their pets. 100% of the proceeds go directly to American Rescue Dog and the Lakehurst-Manchester Rotary Club. This event is DOG- FRIENDLY, so runners/walkers may participate with their dogs. Enjoy a post-race awards ceremony with team and individual plaques to top finishers. After the 5K-9 event, don't miss out on Bark in the Park. Bark in the Park is a fundraising event featuring local vendors, dog games and activities, training demos and more.
Entry Fees: 5K - $25 Pre-registered by May 9th; $35 day of race
1 Mile - $10 Pre-registered by May 9th; $15 day of race
Kiddie Dash - FREE, Ages 2-11 - No registration required (Awards for all participants)
Check In/Registration: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM at Harry Wright Lake
Race Times: 1 Mile - 9:00 AM
5K - 9:30 AM
Kiddie Dash - Immediately after 5K
Awards Ceremony following the Kiddie Dash
Overall Team Challenge - Team raising the most money will get dog of choice featured on logo for the following year
5K - Top male & female with dog and w/o dog overall
Course: Flat & fast 5K course through beautiful Harry Wright Lake.
Race Amenities: Custom designed shirts (adult sizes only) and doggie bags guaranteed to pre-registrants (5K-9 only) (before 5/9/14) and to post registrants while supplies last.
It is with great appreciation that we at American Rescue Dog write to thank you for your generous support to our organization. Your participation at our 4th annual Dinner for the Doggies gift auction was very much the centerpiece of our fundraising. Your generous contributions to our fundraiser helped us exceed our expectations from previous years and make our event a rousing success. We cannot fully express our appreciation for your commitment to our organization. This year with your help we were able to raise almost $15,000 for the doggies!
American Rescue Dog also would like to thank the Petco Foundation, J&K’s Pet Depot, Shore Cycling Sports, and Will Fern for their sponsorship and participation at this event. The funds that were raised by your support are critical to our organization and will be dedicated to the costs related to providing foster care, medical services, transportation, and rehabilitation for our rescue dogs.
American Rescue Dog is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to dog rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, and community education. The purpose of our organization is to rescue dogs from high-kill shelters and provide medical care, spay/neutering, rehabilitation and a permanent loving home. American Rescue Dog was able to rescue and re-home more than 110 dogs and puppies last year, and through your generous donation we will be able to rescue more dogs and puppies from euthanasia this year!
I hope this letter conveyed our heartfelt thanks to you for your kind donation to our charity event, although it is difficult to truly express the extent of our appreciation. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working together again. We are looking forward to seeing you, your friends, and family at the next fun-filled fundraising event. You are part of the American Rescue Dog family and we hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to dog rescue, rehabilitation and community education.
Thank you again for your compassionate support!
Joe Jennings, President | Founder
Heather Jennings, V.P