Join 'Team VSDC' & Run for the Animals!

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Wheaton Regional Park

2000 Shorefield Rd · Silver Spring, MD

How to find us

Meet next to the food pavilion at 8 am. Look for the green "VSDC" t-shirts... and be in the team pic!

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**Calling all runners** Join Team VSDC ( in the Poplar Spring Run for the Animals! (OK - not just for runners but really for everyone.) Save money and Sign Up NOW.

This is the 15th annual "Run for the Animals" - hosted by Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary (, on Sunday, May 19th. Sign up for the 5K run or 1 mile fun walk. Be a part of Team VSDC (Veg Society of DC ( Runners of all levels are encouraged. The top two times for men and women count, so no need to worry about holding the team back; the more the merrier! Runners/Walkers, please wear your green VSDC T-shirt so we are a matching team.

The course is a beautiful run/walk through Brookside Gardens! 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 19 at 8:00 am (registration opens at 7:00 a.m., please arrive by 8:00 a.m. for the 8:30 am race start)
WHERE: Wheaton Regional Park, 2000 Shorefield Road, Wheaton, MD 20902
PRICE: $28 until April 15; $30 April 16-May 18; $35 on race day.

Registration fees and donations benefit Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary for the life-saving work they do everyday.

**REGISTER NOW** Let's get the Team VSDC total up. Click below and select the "JOIN TEAM" button:

**DONATE ONLY** Please go to the link above and select the light blue "DONATE" button

On the day of the event, meet next to the pavilion (where the food will be) at 8:00 am on race day. Look for members with their green "VSDC" t-shirts. We will take a team pic too!

May 19 - 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

The Poplar Spring website for more details is:

If you have questions about Team VSDC, please post questions on this meetup page.

Lace up. Come out. Hit the trail with Team VSDC!