2016 Walk / Run For the Animals @ Esther Short Park | Dog-friendly Chip Timed 5K, Beer Garden, Benefit for Humane Society

From our sponsors:
Walk Run for the AnimalsWalk/Run For the Animals
May 7, 2016
7:30 a.m. | $35 Early Bird | All Ages
More info: southwesthumane.org

Esther Short Park
415 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

The Annual Walk/Run for the Animals is gearing up for the biggest and best event in its 25-year history. The fundraising event, organized by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington (HSSW), benefits the 8,000 animals served each year, providing support to help heal, train, and match dogs and cats with families. In 2015, more than 4,400 animals found their perfect match through adoption, which is the largest number of animals adopted in the organization’s history.

The Walk/Run takes places on Saturday, May 7, at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. Beginning in the heart of downtown Vancouver at Esther Short Park, runners and walkers will depart in waves to accommodate what is expected to be larger numbers of participants.

  •  Dog-friendly chip timed 5K Run with finisher’s medals or 3-mile walk (also dog-friendly)
  •  We added a beer garden! Ghost Runners Brewery providing two beers per walker or runner over 21
  •  Not into beer or are under 21? You can enjoy a smoothie, Italian soda or espresso drink instead
  •  Does your pet know tricks? Compete in our Sit! Stay! Show Off! Pet Trick Competition at 10:30 am after you run or walk and win prizes for having an awesome pet
  •  Rojo the therapy llama will be back
  •  It’s an awesome event, but also a chance to help animals
  •  Join or start a team and if you raise $500 together, you’ll gain access to the Main Event Sports Grill Team Chalet with breakfast and drinks

“Each year, we come together to celebrate the magic of people + dogs + cats,” said Stacey Graham, HSSW President. “It’s a day of fun, but also an important opportunity to raise awareness and funds for our organization.”
The Annual Walk/Run for the Animals is the second largest fundraising event for the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and is funded in part by the Thomas A. Plein Foundation, Riverview Community Bank, Waste Connections and Main Event Sports Grill.