Friends of Long Beach Animals, Long Beach Animal Care Services and Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine Department will host their Pet Appreciation Fair and 2K/5K Walk Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9am to 3pm at the El Dorado Regional Park Archery Range, 7550 Spring St. (at the 605 Freeway).
Check-in and registration will begin at 9am, and the walks will begin at 10:15am immediately following opening ceremonies. Entry fee for walkers through Oct. 12, including teams, is $25 for adults 19 and over and includes a commemorative T-shirt, a swag bag, a raffle ticket and a parking pass. There are also special discounted rates for families, junior walkers (ages 10 to 18) and virtual walkers. Walkers under 9 are free. Registration the day of the event increases to $30 and does not include parking. Visit folba.org for more details and registration information.
The 2K and 5K walk routes will wind through acres of parkland over a dedicated concrete walking path. The route is suitable for humans and dogs of all ages and abilities.
Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers in Adult, Junior and Team divisions. All event participants and spectators will be treated to exhibits, vendor samples, So Cal Disc Dogs and Surf City Fly Ball demonstrations, contests for pets and their owners, and entertainment. There will also be food trucks and special activities for kids. Long Beach Animal Care Service will also be on hand with adoptable animals.
For general information, visit folba.org/walk and click “Walk” on the menu, or call Friends of Long Beach Animals at (562) 988-SNIP (7647).