Sunday, May 10, 2009

Run, Walk, Bark at Brook Run on June 28 in support of The Bridge

The Bridge is proud to announce the first annual Run Walk Bark 5K Race/1K Dog Walk/Fun & Games fundraiser on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, from 7:30am to 12:00pm. Run Walk Bark is a family focused and pet friendly event to benefit The Bridge’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program. In the therapy program dogs help youth who have been physically and sexually abused learn coping skills and find a sense of security and comfort with themselves and others.

The 5K Run and 1K Dog Walk registration is $20 per runner/walker in advance or $25 after June 23. The 5K Run will begin at 7:30am. The 1K Dog Walk will begin at 8:30am and game stations will open at 8:00am. We encourage you to form a team with your friends, office or civic club! Teams can raise additional contributions; the suggested team pledge is $350, which supports one week of Animal Assisted Therapy. Registration is available online at or you can download a registration form here.

Prizes will be awarded in the 5K Race to the overall male and female winner, male and female winners in age groups from 11-14 to 80+. Ribbons will be distributed to youth participants in the 100 yard dash. Awards will also be given to the top three fund raising teams.

We anticipate 500 participants in this first annual event to benefit The Bridge. Come and Run, Walk or Bark with us to help teenagers in Atlanta, or make a donation to The Bridge!

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1 comment:

Sarah said...

John - just noticed your post about The Bridge and Run Walk Bark. Thanks so much for highlighting our event. We're super excited to be at Brook Run and hope to have a ton of neighborhood folks join us.

The Bridge