2nd Annual Big Lick Vet Tails & Trails K9 5K to Benefit The Virginia Canine Recovery Team – Nov. 3, 2012
2nd Annual Big Lick Vet Tails & Trails K9 5K to Benefit The Virginia Canine Recovery Team
2nd annual Big Lick Vet Tails & Trails K9 5K Run, to be held Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 in Roanoke, VA. Participants can walk a 1-mile or run a 5k course with their dog. The race will benefit the Virginia Canine Recovery Team, based in Roanoke, Virginia.
What: 2nd Annual Big Lick Vet Tails & Trails K9 5K Run (or 1 Mile Walk) The second annual Big Lick Vet Tails & Trails K9 5K Run, will be held Saturday, November 3, 2012, at North Cross School – Cross Country Course in Roanoke County. Participants can walk the 1-mile or run the 5k course with their dog. Last year was the first of its kind in the region and had over 300 participants! Families are encouraged and dogs are not necessary to participate. Big Lick Veterinary Services is proud to present the race that will benefit the Virginia Canine Recovery Team, based in Roanoke, Virginia.
Who: The Virginia Canine Recovery Team (VCRT) is a volunteer team that works closely with federal, state, local and volunteer groups in an effort to reunite families and their missing loved ones. Their mission is to serve as a first responder team in local and national disasters, and to supply Law Enforcement and missing person agencies with highly skilled and professional human remains detection dog teams for the purpose of investigating missing persons and homicide cases. Big Lick Veterinary Services is close to this cause as two of their K9 patients are on the search and rescue team. Their handler – a close friend of the Harrington family whose daughter, Morgan Dana Harrington, was tragically abducted and murdered in October 2009 while attending a concert at John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virginia campus – was inspired to donate her time after watching the dogs participate in Morgan’s search. Visit: www.virginiarecoverydogs.com and www.HelpSaveTheNextGirl.com.
When: Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 10am
Details: We welcome race day registration! Info at: www.BigLickVet.com | phone 540.776.0700 | Facebook.com/BigLickVeterinaryServices Pre-Registration is $25 human runners/walkers + $5 dogs Family Rate (4+ registrants) $15 each. Family rate is only good for mail-in registration received by Oct 15, 2012 and MUST be MAILED in together. Click here for the registration page.
All registrants receive a long sleeved racing shirt.
Submitted by: Jonathan Amos, DVM | Natalie McLaughlin, DVM