The Berea Animal Rescue Fund operates out of a tiny building. A building too small for the amount of animals that they rescue each year, and one that flooded during this year’s rainy weather. Last year, ARF cared for over 950 cats, kittens, dogs and puppies that otherwise would have been homeless. They are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, that relies solely on contributions, grants and fundraising in order to continue their mission.
ARF will soon be kicking off a campaign to purchase property for a new shelter. What better way to help them than to attend their 4th annual Monster Mutt Dash on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
The Monster Mutt Dash is a 5k race (or a shorter one-mile Fun Walk) for people and their pets.
Registration – 8:30am
5K and 1 Mile – 10:00am
Pre-Registration is $20.00 Race Day Registration is $25.00
To pre-register, make your check payable to HERMES and mail to:
Hermes Sports & Events
1624 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44114
All mailed entries must be received by Wednesday, October 5, 2011
When you pre-register, you’re guaranteed an official Monster Mutt Dash long sleeved race shirt. Race shirts are first come, first serve on the day of the event, not guaranteed. There will be an award ceremony after the race to award the top 5K finishers.
The race will be followed by ARF’s annual Howl-O-Ween Party from 11 am until 2 pm at Coe Lake Pavilion, 11 Berea Commons, Berea (behind City Hall). The Howl-O-Ween Party is an event that the whole family can enjoy. There will be costume contests, canine competitions – including Musical Hoops and Bobbing for Weenies. Popular attractions from previous years will be there again for the 2011 event. Tasty food, pictures with your pet, ask the trainer, mini-spa treatments for pooches, amazing raffle baskets, and vendors with unique pet-related items.
Well behaved, friendly pets are welcome and are invited to participate in both the race and after party event. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please be courteous and come prepared to clean up after your pet.
If you want to participate in fundraising, ask friends and family for donations of any size, every dollar counts. All the money helps Berea ARF. In addition to helping the shelter, fundraising efforts help you earn incentive gifts for your dedication. For a list of fundraising incentive gifts, visit the HERMES website.
For questions about the Monster Mutt Dash 5k run or 1 mile walk, contact Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933.
For questions about the HOWL-O-WEEN Afterparty, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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