RUN FOR RESCUES 5K & 1 MILE DOG JOG
RUN FOR RESCUES 5K & 1 MILE DOG JOG THE MALL AT MILLENIA – May 17, 2014
WHO: PET ALLIANCE OF GREATER ORLANDO and FRANKLIN’S FRIENDS, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote animal welfare and support animal charities in Central Florida, have partnered for Orlando’s first RUN FOR RESCUES. The human health experts at FLORIDA HOSPITAL and canine
fitness experts at SANLANDO SPRINGS ANIMAL HOSPITAL and ROCKY’s RETREAT have laced up their sneakers for the cause.
WHAT: Healthy pets and healthy people are always in fashion! The first RUN FOR RESCUES will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at THE MALL AT MILLENIA. The Pet Alliance will unveil two new animal transport vans donated by Franklin’s Friends at the start of the event. The transport vans allow Pet Alliance dogs and cats to be made available for adoption with off-site partners like Petco and PetSmart.
RUN FOR RESCUES features a timed, chipped USATF certified Fashionable 5k - for serious or casual human runners and a fun, untimed, 1 Mile Dog Jog to walk or jog with or without your dog. Prizes will be awarded to top individual and team finishers and the largest team in the Fashionable 5k. There will also be prizes for the most fashionable humans in the Fashionable 5k and the most fashionable humans and dogs in the 1 Mile Dog Jog.
WHEN: SATURDAY, MAY 17, 2014
6:30 am: Registration and Packet Pickup, 7:30 am: Fashionable 5k Start, 8:15 am: 1 Mile Dog Jog Start, 8:45 am: Awards Presentation
WHERE: THE MALL AT MILLENIA, 4200 Conroy Road Orlando, Florida, 32839 Parking in Section D of Mall Parking Lot
WHY: The SPCA of Central Florida was founded in 1937 to promote “the prevention of cruelty to children and animals.” Today, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is laser-focused on saving the lives of dogs and cats. As the “go to” experts, Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando provides sheltering, affordable veterinary care, “meals on wheels” for dogs and cats, pet-assisted therapy programs and community education efforts, helping tens of thousands of animals and the people who love them each year across Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties. Funding for Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando programs comes from individual and corporate donors within the communities it serves. No funding is received from national organizations.