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Join 'Team VSDC' for the Run for the Animals!

Join Team VSDC in the Run for the Animals!

The 9th Annual "Run for the Animals" hosted by Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary is on Sunday, May 20th.  Sign up now for this 5K run and be a part of "Team VSDC" (Vegetarian Society of DC) to help us win the coveted Pigasus trophy.  Runners of all levels are encouraged -- only the top two or three times for men and women count, so no need to worry about holding the team back; the more the merrier!

Join hundreds of runners, or participate in the 1-mile fun walk. Delicious vegan refreshments will be provided. Although dogs cannot participate in the run, they are more than welcome to come out and join the walk.

WHEN: May 20 at 8:30 am (actual race start time, so need to arrive earlier)
WHERE: Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
PRICE (estimates at this time): Early deadline is $25.00; $28.00 on/after Apr 23; $30 on race day.  Registration fees benefit Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

May 20 RACE DAY SCHEDULE (tentative)
7:00am: Race day registration begins
8:00am: Pre-race warm-up
8:15am: Registration closes
8:30am: 5K Run Start
8:40am: 1 Mile Walk Start
9:30am: Winner Prizes and Human & Dog Raffles

For more information and to register, please be sure to select the option to join an existing team (Team VSDC). To register, please visit:

If you have questions, contact Team Captain Luke Reynolds at 'run at vsdc dot org' or

[Other questions about the race: [masked] or 301-625-9321]

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  • Zhibo L.

    Great run everyone, and good to meet the group for the 1st time. Saurabh, thanks for the film recommendation "I Am" I just watched it on youtube... if others have seen it, would love to discuss.

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun! Perfect weather! Great food & great people!

    May 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    vegan chocolate cake....need i say more?

    May 21, 2012

  • Farah

    Very fun event

    May 21, 2012

  • Saurabh

    fantastic event - great people, weather, food, and friendly/healthy competition. and Team VSDC placed 3rd overall...pretty spectacular!

    May 21, 2012

  • Peggy

    It was such an awesome event! Great weather, nice people, good cause, and LOTS OF YUMMIE GOODIES and TREATS at the end.

    May 20, 2012

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