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Welcome to the Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary
14th Annual Run for the Animals!

Sunday, May 21, 2017 8:30 a.m.

Online registration will close at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 18th. You can still register at Packet Pick-up, or on race day starting at 7:00 a.m.

5k Run and 1 Mile Walk Information
The 5K run and 1mile (or optional 1.7 mile) fun walk is a fundraiser dedicated to supporting the life-saving work Poplar Spring does every day. 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. Although dogs may not participate in the run, they are more than welcome to join the walk.

Chips will be distributed to all runners.

Registration Fee for both the Run and Walk
Prior to April 17, 2017: $28.00
April 17 – May 20, 2017: $30.00
Race Day: $35

Monetary prizes will be given to the top 3 overall male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to the top team, and top male and female finishers in the following age categories: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and older.

Team Scoring
The winning animal and general teams will be based on the top two finishing male and top two finishing female runners.

Fundraising Opportunities
Although not required, race participants may go the extra mile by raising additional funds online for Poplar Spring. You may even select a picture of a specific Poplar Spring animal to proudly display on your web page, letting your friends and family know about that animal and others at the sanctuary.

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)

Prizes will be awarded to the two entrants with the highest pledge totals.

The MC for the race is Lisa Berigan, radio host of BIG 100.3!!! Lisa has over 20 years experience hosting radio shows and is the proud companion to Daisy, a Sheltie mix. Click here to listen to an interview between Lisa and Terry Cummings, Poplar Spring's director.

Prior to the race there will be a pre-race warm-up by the
Boot Camp Girl
for all the runner’s and walkers! Get there early to warm up and get pumped for the 5k or 1 mile walk.

Packet Pick-up
Packet Pick-up will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10:30 - 3:00 at RnJ Sports, 11910 Parklawn Drive Rockville, MD 20854.

Packet Pick-up will also be held on race day, Sunday, May 21, at Wheaton Regional Park from 7:00 a.m. until the start of the race at 8:30 a.m.

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

Need more information?
All inquiries about the race should be made to: or call 301-335-7067.

Last Year's Run Results

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