The 2nd Annual Run for Retrievers 5K Run / 1 Mile Walk will take place this Saturday, May 14th starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Birds Fort Trail Park in Irving. Meteorologist Fiona Gorostiza from Fox 4’s popular Good Day morning show will kick things off at 8:00 a.m. Race day activities include a vendor fair, raffle,the Parade of Available and Adoptable Labradors, and of course, the awards ceremony after the race. Participants receive technical NB Tee shirts and goody bags.
In addition to the awards for Top 3 Males and Top 3 Females in Overall and Masters, and gender-based age group awards, there will be team awards for the 5K in which the team with the most participants in each category wins a trophy. Categories include: Middle School/High School, College, Military/Service, and Corporate.
Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 6 for $25. Over $ 2,000 worth of raffle prizes will be given away, including a VIP Beer Tasting, $500 Boarding Package at Toothacres in Carrollton, a Mountain Bike (valued at $99), a Personal Chef Tasting at Three Dog Bakery (valued at $350) and more. You must be present to win.
The Dallas Fort Worth Labrador Retriever Rescue Club, Inc. (DFWLRRC) is dedicated to alleviating the needless death and suffering of homeless or misplaced (lost and stray) purebred Labrador Retrievers in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Last year’s event raised over $8,000 for the organization, a non profit 501 ( c ) 3 that operates solely on donations and rescues an average of 150 Labradors a year.
Registration for the 5K Run is only $ 30 adults / $25 kids under 18; the 1 Mile walk is only $ 18 for adults and $ 13 for kids under 18. You can register online until noon tomorrow. The complete race schedule, and packet pick up information is below.
To register, or for more information, visit the DFW Lab Rescue website.
Race Day Schedule: SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCER: FIONA GOROSTIZA from FOX 4 GOOD DAY
6:30 a.m. Registration Opens
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Live Entertainment provided by The Klanks
8:00 a.m. 5K Starts
8:30 a.m. 1 Mile Starts
8:45 a.m. Parade of Labs Available for Adoption
9:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony
9:15 a.m. Raffle Drawing with over $2,000 in prizes
Packet pickup runs from 10:00 am. to 7 p.m. today through Thursday at the following Run On! Stores:
- RunOn! Dallas: 5400 E. Mockingbird Ln, #114, Dallas, Texas 75206
- RunOn! Coppell: 680 N. Denton Tap Rd., #114, Coppell, Texas 75019
- RunOn! Richardson: 1469 W. Campbell Rd., Richardson, Texas 75080
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