6th Annual Defend Your Friend 5K
|Thursday, August 02, 2012
NEW LOCATION: Scioto Audobon Metro Park
400 W. Whittier St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Event Organizer Website
|$25 CAHS Members
$25 Non CAHS-Members until July 26th, $30 after
$25 Corporate team members until July 26th, $30 after
$5 - Per dog
The Sixth Annual Defend Your Friend 5K Run/1K Fun Walk will be Thursday, August 2nd at a new location, the Scioto Audubon Metro Park just South of downtown Columbus. The race starts at 7pm, registration begins at 6pm. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Capital Area Humane Society’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Program.
There will be food, fun, and adoptable pets from CAHS! Come join the fun!
All runners, walkers and friendly, socialized dogs are welcome to attend.
Registration begins at 6 p.m. and the race starts at 7 p.m.
The first 300 registrants will receive a free event T-shirt and goodie bags, and the first 75 registered dogs get an event bandana!!
The Capital Area Humane Society (CAHS) is the lead agency in Franklin County investigating cases of animal cruelty, neglect and abandonment. The Cruelty Investigations Department provides services to the citizens of Franklin County under Ohio Revised Code 1717.06. Our commissioned humane agents enforce all local and state laws pertaining to the care and treatment of animals as reported by members of the public and partner agencies. Outfitted in bullet proof vests, our humane agents are in the community seven days a week investigating complaints and educating the public. Our work to protect animals also protects other members of the family from the dangerous potential of escalating violence. All proceeds of the Defend Your Friend 5K directly support the work of the Cruelty Investigations Department.
Started in 2007, the goal of the Defend Your Friend 5K is to raise much needed funds to support the Cruelty Investigations Department at the Capital Area Humane Society. Participation in the 5K and funds raised grew steadily over the first four years, with proceeds going toward the purchase of equipment and other items of need.
To celebrate this past success and recognize the importance of this event to the Cruelty Investigations Department, in 2011 CAHS established the Defend Your Friend Fund with the more than $15,000 that was raised that year. All money raised from the 5K will now support the fund, which provides a pool of resources for agents to draw upon when supporting a member of the public in successfully keeping a beloved animal. Examples of items/services provided through the fund include: fencing panels as an alternative to chaining or tethering a dog; Frontline to prevent or alleviate flea/tick infestation; gratis spay or neuter including transportation to and from CAHS; veterinary care for open wounds or other one-time medical needs; and gratis participation in CAHS dog or puppy training classes. In addition, the fund helps cover extraordinary and unanticipated Cruelty Investigations Department expenses, as identified by the Chief Humane Agent, the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Director.
For more information about the Capital Area Humane Society, visit: www.cahs-pets.org
Special thanks to our Sponsors:
LEADER OF THE PACK:
Samuel H. Shamansky Co. LPA
The Buggy Family
Lisa & "Jack" Riemenschneider
Animal Care Unlimited, Best Buy, Buffalo Wild Wings/Grandview, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, Canine Social Club, Fleet Feet Sports, Kroger, K9 Ponderosa, Le Pooch, SafeAuto.
Dick's Sporting Goods, The KONG Company
Thank you and see you at the race!
Directions to The Scioto Audubon Metro Park
The directions are: From I-71, take the Greenlawn Avenue exit East 1/3 mile and turn left on S. Front St. Go 1/4 mile and turn left on W. Whittier St. Entrance is 1/3 mile on left.
Pre-Race Packet Pick Up Fleet Feet Sports Sun 7/29 (12-5pm) & Mon 7/30-Wed 8/1 (10am-8pm) 1270 East PowellRoad, Lewis Center OH 43035 614.846.5625