Join the Woof Walk & Wrun or Cat Nap Challenge to benefit medical needs of shelter animals

FROM THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL ANIMAL SHELTER

Now there are two ways animal lovers can participate with the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter in raising money for the medical needs of shelter animals.  If you are a dog lover, grab a four-legged running buddy on Sunday, April 26, and head to the 6th Annual Woof Walk & Wrun 5k at Williamson County’s Berry Springs Park, 1801 C.R. 152, in Georgetown. If you are a cat lover, pull up the covers on April 26 and take an extra hour or two to snooze during the Cat Nap Challenge! Proceeds from both events will benefit Jane’s Fund providing medical support for animals of the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter with treatable injuries.

The Woof Walk and Wrun 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. Several registration categories are offered including 5K Timed Individual, 5K Timed Team, 1 Mile Individual, and 1 Mile Team. The fee for the 5K Timed Individual is $27 until April 20 and $35 up through race day. The 5K course is USATF Certified (TX12050ETM).  Online entries will be processed until midnight on Friday, April 24.  Race day sign-ups will be available for late entries.

Runners are encouraged to bring along their favorite training partners, including canine friends. For dogs to participate, the following guidelines have been established:

  • Retractable leashes are not allowed.
  • Evidence of vaccinations will be required at check-in/packet pickup.
  • Dogs must be older than 8 weeks to participate.

To participate in the Cat Nap Challenge, simply pledge to sleep in on April 26, wear your Cat Nap sleep mask, and brag about your generous slumbers on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WilcoCatNap. The cost is $20 until April 20 and $25 after.

For additional details or to register for the Woof Walk and Wrun event, go to www.wilcopets.org.  To volunteer or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Misty Valenta at mvalenta@wilco.org, or call the shelter at 512.943.3322.


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