Carrollton Presents First Ever ‘Run for Rover 5K’
Mon, 01/02/2017 - 8:41am
The City of Carrollton Parks and Recreation Department will host the furriest 5K benefiting our four-legged friends in the inaugural Run for Rover race on Saturday, February 18 at 9 a.m.
Sign up your pup for a dog-specific race supporting the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center. The City is excited to offer this race to walkers, runners, and their dogs directing all proceeds to the animals at the center. Come to run wild and watch as these doggies dash for the finish line.
The race will start at the newly constructed McInnish Dog Park (2241 Sandy Lake Road), and will route through the adjacent sports complex for a full 5K. A shorter route will be offered to smaller or older dogs, or dogs who will still be working off some holiday weight. Don't have a dog? You can still participate. Or even better, swing by the Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road) where your new best friend is waiting for you.
“Run for Rover will not only highlight Carrollton’s new dog park, it’ll also raise money for a great cause,” said Kim Bybee, Athletics Manager.
This parade of canines is an effort to continually build awareness and resources for the animals in Carrollton’s community. The City advocates for healthy pet ownership and encourages those who are able, to provide homes to the animals.
“Our team works hard to ensure these animals are well taken care of so that they’re ready for adoption,” said Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter. “Fundraisers like this race create opportunities these future family pets may not get otherwise.”
Pre-register by Sunday, February 12 to receive the $15 rate for humans and the $5 rate for dogs. Pre-Registration guarantees a race bag, a T-shirt for humans, a bandana for your pup, and a timing chip. The prices increase by $5 on race day.
Packet pick-up will be February 15-17 from noon to 8 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway).
Awards for the 5K will be given for overall male and female, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category. The overall dog and top three dog finishers will also receive awards.
There will be plenty of playtime after the run as well as treats, giveaways, and water.
Race Day Schedule
Race Day Registration: 7:45 - 8:45 a.m.
5K: 9 a.m.
Awards: 10:30 a.m.
To register and for more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/RunForRover.