Attention all dog walkers: Thursday, March 31 is the last day for "early bird" registration for the 11th annual Paws for a Cause 5K and Dog Walk, taking place in Freeport this fall, Aug. 27.
The benefit of being an early bird is that if you’re in time, you will be entered to win either an overnight for two with Maine Huts & Trails, or a $50 LL Bean gift certificate. Pre-cutoff registration for either the 5K or dog walk is $20/participant. After March 31, the registration increases to $25. (Registration the day of the event is $30.)
Paws for a Cause is the child of the Coastal Humane Society (in Brunswick) and LL Bean. The event is slated to raise over forty thousand dollars for Coastal’s work, including providing exams, shelter, vet care and food for over two thousand animals a year. And Paws for a Cause isn’t just walking and running, as fun as those things can be if your dog is with you. There will also be games for kids, food vendors, police dog and dog agility demonstrations, face painting and dunk tanks, not to mention a slew of dog-related contests.
The idea, as a participant, is to use the Internet link you are provided with upon registration to spread the word and have your friends, family and coworkers contribute to your walk or run. Prizes, in the form of generous LL Bean gift cards, are awarded for different levels of success in fundraising. So be an early bird, and go to http://coastalhumanesociety.donorpages.com/PawsforaCause2016/ to register!
- Published in Pets