Today Is The Day! See You At Hart Park!

Well, folks, it’s here! Welcome to Walk Run Wag 2016!

Day-of registration and packet pickup opens at 7:30 a.m. Come to the registration tent in Hart Park to register or, for those who have already registered, to pick up your race packet. The tent is located near the band shell, on the end of the park nearest 68th St.

5k race for runners without dogs starts at 9 a.m.; runners with dogs start soon after. Based on feedback from previous years as well as discussions with the race director and chip timing company, to ensure accurate start times we will have the runners with dogs start their race as soon as the race director feels it is appropriate, so please be prepared.

Walkers, with or without dogs, will start at approximately 9:30 a.m. The safety of our two- and four-legged participants is our top priority. For that reason, the race director will determine when it is appropriate for all walkers, with or without dogs, to start. Our goal is to avoid congestion at all points of the course, particularly the start/finish area. We anticipate walkers will start around 9:30 a.m. but exact start time will be the race director’s call. Walkers will be starting on 70th St. between the entrances to the park’s main and playground parking lots. Walkers, please stay in this area and away from the runners’ start line, which will be marked with a sign, as well as the rest of the course until your start time. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Parking options. Construction along State St. has limited street parking as well as reduced access to Hart Park parking lots. We encourage you to park on Honey Creek Parkway east of 70th St. Honey Creek east of 68th St. in particular has plenty of parking.

Route map. Download it here.

Post-race fun. Don’t forget: from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. we will have plenty of activities including lure coursing, agility, vendors, live music, local rescues, adoptables and special surprise guest appearances. Food and beverages will also be for sale, so make a day of it!

Results. We will post a link to the race results here as soon as they are available; please note final results may take 24 hours or more.

Rain or shine, today we walk, we run, we wag. Thank you for joining us and for supporting animals in need!

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