In one day, pet owners can walk their dogs and unleash help for Long Beach animals at the same time. Those who don’t have a pet can still walk or run for a great cause, and help fundraise online.
Friends of Long Beach Animals will conduct the 10-10-2010 WALK & RUN to Promote Life Safety for Pets and People. The event will be Sunday, Oct. 10 at Marina Green in downtown Long Beach, at Shoreline Drive and Linden, across from the Long Beach Arena.
Registration begins at 7am with staggered starts at 7:30am. Entry fees for walkers and runners before Oct. 10 is $25 and includes water, event t-shirts, doggie bags, and prizes; $30 registration on Oct. 10.
The 2K/5K walk will start at scenic Long Beach Marina Green and follow a route around the Lions Lighthouse for Sight with a view of the Queen Mary, and more. The 5K/10K Run also begins at Marina Green, near the Shoreline Marina, proceeds along the beach route past the Belmont Pier, and then circles back to the starting point.
Honorary WALK leaders– and favorite faces of the Top Dogs vs. Cool Cats fundraising campaign– are Nancy Foster with Noah, Long Beach’s First Feline, and preferred play-date pooch Annie with Blair Cohn, executive director of Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association.
PETCO-sponsored event participants and spectators alike will be treated to people- and pet-safety exhibits, vendor samples, agility demonstrations, Lions Project for Canine Companion Independence, Therapy Dogs International, a costume contest, and more.
Outasight– Pure Acapella Blind Trio, representing Blind Start of America, will perform the national anthem, doo wop, and Latin selections. Ballet Folklorico Maria and break-dancing by Homeland Cultural Center performers will feature Mike “Iceman” Rivera and inspirational performer Ottis Smith.
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