Saturday, November 12, 2011

Race for the Rescues

Right before Halloween my husband and I did an awesome 5K in Pasadena. Race for the Rescues was organized to raise funds to benefit 10 no-kill animal rescues in Los Angeles County.

Animal welfare is an issue that I've always felt passionately about. Since adopting my rescue puppy this summer, the plight of homeless and neglected animals has been at the forefront of my mind. As a fun bonus this event was at the Rose Bowl, my old stomping ground, I was really excited to be a part of it!

When we arrived the place was PACKED with runners and dogs. Koda thought he had died and gone to puppy heaven! I think the turnout was bigger than expected because the line to pick up our race gear was forever long. 

Once we finally got lined up the music started to play and the Laker girls cheered and everyone got pumped up! There were no pace groups so once the race started we were really squished and tried not trample over any little pups!

It was a beautiful fall day and I was so happy to be back in Pasadena. We started running and were able to break out of the pack a little bit and it was just a really fun run. Koda was a champ and kept looking back at me with a big smile on his face!

At the finish there was an adoption event and doggie costume contest! Everyone was really creative with the costumes- it was really cute!

There were also a lot of booths with dog treats and Koda made out like a bandit! It was stimulation overload and he slept the whole way home!

The event raised over $200K and was great to be a part of! I'll definitely be back next year- with Koda in costume!

Today's Question: Did you dress up your pet for Halloween?

1 comment:

  1. I love the pictures! We didn't dress our dog up this year, but next year we are going to dress her up as a knight's horse (she's a terrier/ chihuahua mix) and My husband will be a knight (he's 6'9!) so it'd be comical for him to try to ride his tiny horse! We did get a santa dress for her, for Christmas! We are going to a party so it should be cute!