Flexx is a proud supporter of Larimer Humane Society and their Fire Hydrant 5 5K and Pet Expo. Thank you to the Larimer Humane Society for all you have done for the High Park Fire! The following is a press release from their 22nd annual Fire Hydrant 5 event earlier this month. Thank you for letting us be a part of it.
FIRE HYDRANT 5, 5K WALK/RUN AND PET EXPO
Benefiting Larimer Humane Society
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Edora Park, Fort Collins,
What: Larimer Humane Society’s Fire Hydrant 5, 5K Walk/Run & Pet Expo is scheduled for this Saturday, June 9, 2012. The event, which benefits the nearly 12,000 animals cared for by Larimer Humane Society each year, is one of Larimer County’s largest family- and canine-friendly walk/runs.
Prior to and following the walk/run, participants are invited to stay for the Pet Expo which will feature close to 60 booths. Vendors include local family- and pet-related businesses, veterinarians, crafters, restaurants, and animal rescue groups.
In addition to the event’s long-standing Fido Photos and Paw Painting activities, a special dog show –“Paul Wozniak’s Second Chance Dog Show” — hosted by Paul Wozniak from Tri 102.5, is also planned for the Pet Expo and will feature fun contests including the Skippy Scarf Down, Musical Mutt Mats, and Doggie Doppelgangers!
This annual event, now in its 22nd year, is Larimer Humane Society’s most widely attended event of the year. More than 1,000 participants and close to 650 dogs are expected to attend Fire Hydrant 5 this year.
Where: Edora Park, Fort Collins, Colorado (1801 E. Riverside Avenue)
Registration: General Pre-Registration (open until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2012) is $30 – all ages Event-Day Registration is $35 – all ages. Day-of registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Team Registration (6 or more participants) is $25/participant Unable to attend or rather sleep in? “Cat-Nappers” can register for $30
Registration and Event Information Available at:
Event Day Schedule:
7:30 a.m. Event Day Registration Opens
8:00 a.m. Pet Expo Opens
8:30 a.m. 5K Walk/Run Start
9:30 a.m. Top Finishers Award Presentation
10:00 a.m. Adoptable Animals Introduced
10:20 a.m. Paul Wozniak’s Second Chance Dog Show
12:00 p.m. Event Concludes
Parking: Edora Pool and Ice Center (EPIC) Main Lot – 1801 Riverside Avenue Water Pik, Inc. – 1730 East Prospect Road The Rivendell School of Fort Collins – 1800 E. Prospect Road The Eye Center of Northern Colorado – 1725 East Prospect Road Dr. Brian Cox Dentistry – 1343 East Prospect Road
We are still in need of volunteers! They can sign up at http://tinyurl.com/2012-FH5 or contact Molly Ward, Volunteer Program & Humane Education Coordinator for Larimer Humane Society, at 970-530-2946 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why: As a not-for-profit organization, Larimer Humane Society relies on the support of the northern Colorado community to help care for the nearly 12,000 animals that find their way to the shelter each year. Last year, Larimer Humane Society accepted nearly 8,500 furry, scaly, and feathered domestic friends into its facility, and cared for close to 2,500 ill, orphaned and injured wildlife.
Individuals and teams are encouraged to collect pledges prior to and following the event date. Pledge-raising continues through June 30, 2012. “Our online event registration and fundraising site makes it easy for individuals and teams alike to register for the Fire Hydrant 5,” said Kara Pappas, development manager for Larimer Humane Society. “Individuals can design their own fundraising page and email friends and family directly from the registration site to raise pledges, and non-participants can make secure donations to the site in support of the effort.”
A fun array of incentive prizes are awarded to event participants for collecting pledges at various levels. The leading fundraiser will also earn the coveted “Fire Marshal” distinction and lead off the 23rd annual Fire Hydrant 5 in 2013.
The 22nd annual Fire Hydrant 5, 5K Walk/Run and Pet Expo is presented by Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, and is sponsored at the “Golden Retriever” level by the Fort Collins Coloradoan, First National Bank, Dellenbach Subaru, Perfect Square, Klein & Co., Ranch-way Feeds, Water Pik, Mini of Loveland and Tri 102.5, 99.9 the Point, and K99.
About Larimer Humane Society
Founded in 1969, Larimer Humane Society promotes and provides the responsible care and treatment of animals. As an open door shelter, Larimer Humane Society admits every animal in need, regardless of breed, sex, age, behavior, medical condition or history. Through quality adoptions, veterinary services, humane education, wildlife rehabilitation and release, and Animal Protection and Control services, Larimer Humane Society cares for nearly 12,000 domestic and wild animals each year. Larimer Humane Society is an independent, non-government, non-profit organization, and is not a part of any national humane organizations. For more information, please visit www.larimerhumane.org.