Pawtoberfest: DOGS WELCOME AT THE FURRIEST FUN RUN AND FESTIVAL IN THE PIKES PEAK REGION

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Run with the big dogs (and little ones) and help the homeless animals at Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region during the 7th annual Pawtoberfest fundraiser this Saturday!

 The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is expecting to draw more than 1,000 people and raise over $100,000 at its popular pet fundraiser Pawtoberfest on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Bear Creek Regional Park. All proceeds help fund programs benefiting homeless or abused animals in the Pikes Peak Region.

Bring your family, including four-legged members, to run or walk the 5K course, then head over to the festival and beer garden across the street to celebrate! Try the All Breed Rescue and Training agility course, polka with your pooch, and get your paws on free samples from dozens of pet-friendly companies. Does your pooch give the best kisses? Sign him or her up for the kissing contest! Halloween (or ‘Howl’oween, if you prefer) is just around the corner, so don’t forget to register for the best canine costume for a chance to win great prizes. Food and beer will also be available for purchase, with 100% of the beer proceeds going to HSPPR.

 

See the course map and register here.

 

See last year’s Pawtoberfest photos here.

 

Pawtoberfest race registration gets you a long sleeve T-shirt and a free beer in the beer garden. Help even more homeless animals by asking family and friends to support your run with a donation. You could earn prizes like handless dog leashes, reversible quilted dog jackets, wi-fi pet cameras and more.

 

Fast Facts

 

Pawtoberfest

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Rain or Shine

 

pawtoberfest.org

 

Fun Run

Bear Creek East (near the community garden)

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Start: 10:00 a.m.

 

Festival

Bear Creek Terrace Main Park (next to the dog park), off of Argus Blvd. and 21st Street

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Registration

Adult: $40

Children, 6-12: $20

5 & Under: Free (T-shirt not included)

 

Register online at pawtoberfest.org before 5 pm on September 17 to avoid higher prices on race day. Registration increases $5.

 

This year’s Pawtoberfest would not be possible without the support of presenting sponsors Heuberger Subaru, Petco Foundation and Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

 

Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region is the largest nonprofit animal shelter in southern Colorado. Serving 24,000 animals last year, HSPPR provides adoption options, animal cruelty investigations, subsidized spays/neuters, a Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats, and other important services. HSPPR is a local, independent nonprofit that relies on donations from individuals and foundations to fund its many humane programs. For more information, visit www.hsppr.org.

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