San Diego, CA- Get ready and gear up to dash with your dog! On Sunday, September 13 animal lovers and athletes will unite on behalf of the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), a local non-profit that saves the lives of local pets in need of emergency veterinary care.
Whether you are an experienced runner or an aspiring newcomer, FACE welcomes all to this exciting 5K, hosted by Road Runner Sports of San Diego. Come prepared for a doggie agility area, music, an opportunity drawing, and a lively vendor village. This exhilarating 3.1 mile dash will be a barking good time not just for you, but for your four-legged friends as well!
“The money we raise at our special events and through the generosity of our donors provides the resources that we need to give pets in our community a second chance at life,” says Brooke Haggerty, FACE’s Executive Director. “We are a small nonprofit with a relentless mission to make a difference for families and pets in our community.”
Run or walk to support FACE with an entry fee of $30, but hurry, only the first 100 registrants will receive a free event t-shirt. Check in will begin at 8:00 am and the Doggie Dash starts at 9:00 am. Also be sure to join FACE on Friday, September 11 at Road Runner Sports on Copley Drive to pick up your Doggie Dash packet. That night dashers can enjoy 10% off of their favorite Road Runner Sports workout gear! Plus, 10% of sales from this night will be donated back to the FACE Foundation.
To learn more about FACE or to register for the Doggie Dash, visit www.face4pets.org or call 858-450-3223.
Established in 2006 by veterinarians and community members, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity. FACE’s mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals through providing access to necessary medical care and education. FACE works to prevent the tragedy of “economic euthanasia” by providing financial grants through over 100 veterinary partners throughout San Diego County for pet owners in need. To date FACE has saved over 1,230 lives.