Thank you for coming to Walk, Wag, N’ Run 5K and Fun Run to benefit Ahimsa House.

We realize that there was some confusion on the course this morning and wish to extend our most sincere apologies. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to reroute the course about an hour before start time. We did our best to remark it and get the word out to our volunteers who were already dispersed throughout the course and park. Unfortunately, the new route was not a certified 5K so results will not be official or provide qualification times for the AJC Peachtree Road Race. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are so thankful to all our supporters, volunteers and runners. This event is a nonprofit fundraiser for Ahimsa House:

Ahimsa House, meaning “nonviolence,” is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the links between domestic violence and animal abuse. Anywhere in Georgia and at no charge, Ahimsa House provides emergency pet safe housing, veterinary care, pet-related safety planning, legal advocacy, a 24-hour crisis line, outreach programs, and other services to help the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together.

Thank you so much for taking care of yourself, your animal family and the Ahimsa House crew. We had a great time today at Walk, Wag, N’ Run. We appreciate your support and participation.

For additional information about Ahimsa House, visit www.ahimsahouse.org

Course Description:

The course has flat to rolling hills on tree lined roads around the park with downhill finish inside beautiful Lenox Park over the dam.

Fun Run:

The Fun Run course is less than one mile, and starts and ends at the 5K finish line.

 

Start Times:

Saturday August 24

5K Run starts at 7:30am

Fun Run starts at 8:45am

Location:

Lenox Park in Brookhaven *PLEASE NOTE NEW PARKING ADDRESS*
(Free parking adjacent to the park at 1277 Lenox Park Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319)

Entry Fees:

5K: Fee includes Tech T-shirt (for early bird registrants) and access to the finish line goodie table

$30 Early Bird through August 17

$35 between August 18 and August 22

$40 day of event

Phantom Runner $30 anytime.
Can’t make it or can’t run? You can still support Ahimsa House by signing up to participate in spirit and receive a t-shirt!

Fun Run: $15 anytime.
This year’s participants in the Fun Run will receive performance T-shirts if registered by August 18 at 5pm.

How to Register:

• Online at https://runsignup.com/Race/GA/Atlanta/WalkWagRun until Thursday, August 22 at 7PM Eastern

• Friday, August 23:  3:00pm-7:00pm

Hollywood Feed Chamblee – 5001 Peachtree Blvd, #605, Chamblee, GA 30341

• In person at Lenox Park on day of event

Awards for 5K Run:

Prizes will be awarded to overalls, masters, and to the top 3 female and male finishers in nine age groups. Awards will be given to the Top 3 Dogs crossing the finish line.

Help Spread the Word:

Download and print event flyer (put one up at work or in your neighborhood and try to recruit a team)!

Packet Pick-up and Pre-Registration:

This year’s packet pickup will be hosted by sponsor, Hollywood Feed in Chamblee.

Friday, August 23:  3:00pm-7:00pm

Hollywood Feed Chamblee – 5001 Peachtree Blvd, #605, Chamblee, GA 30341

Participation Rules

For your dog’s safety, and to make this event enjoyable for all, participants must abide by the rules listed below. We encourage the participation of dogs that are accustomed to regular exercise and are well adjusted to crowds and noisy environments with large numbers of people and other dogs.

1. Dog must be current on all shots and rabies vaccination.

2. Dog must wear an ID Tag.

3. No dogs in heat and no aggressive dogs.

4. Dog must be leashed (6 ft. max length) and in control. No retractable leashes please.

5. You must pick up after your dog. Disposable bags and water will be provided.

6. A participant can have no more than two dogs under his or her control. Children must be at least 13 years old to participate with a dog without adult supervision.

7. Strollers are allowed in the race, but for the safety of our runners, we ask that anyone participating with a stroller to please start in the back.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

Champion

Top Dog

Best in Show

Best in Class

Best of Breed

Senior Showman

Prominent Pets

Jake

Maddie

Allie

2019 Participation Rules

For your dog’s safety, and to make this event enjoyable for all, participants must abide by the rules listed below. We encourage the participation of dogs that are accustomed to regular exercise and are well adjusted to crowds and noisy environments with large numbers of people and other dogs.

1. Dog must be current on all shots and rabies vaccination.

2. Dog must wear an ID Tag.

3. No dogs in heat and no aggressive dogs.

4. Dog must be leashed (6 ft. max length) and in control. No retractable leashes please.

5. You must pick up after your dog. Disposable bags and water will be provided.

6. A participant can have no more than two dogs under his or her control. Children must be at least 13 years old to participate with a dog without adult supervision.

7. Strollers are allowed in the race, but for the safety of our runners, we ask that anyone participating with a stroller to please start in the back.

T-Shirt Design Contest

Congratulations to KWI for their winning design!

Thank You to Our 2019 Vendors!

The Basics

    • Theme: running to benefit the human and animal victims of domestic violence.
    • Submissions due by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, July 31st. Our planning committee will choose the finalists, and the final winner will be determined by a vote on the Ahimsa House Facebook Page.

More Specifics

    • Please make your design appropriate for 3-color printing: up to 3 solid colors can be printed. We can print any 3 colors and are able to match the imprint colors used. The design cannot include any shading or gradients — each color must be a solid shade (for example, one solid color red, and not different shades of red used).
    • If submitted designs are not appropriate for 3-color printing; you may be asked to withdraw your entry and resubmit with appropriate color schemes.
    • The color of this year’s t-shirt will be silver/grey. Use of our official branded colors are not required but may be used in your design:
      • Purples PMS – 7680, 2627, and 268
      • Greens PMS – 7761, and 7745
      • Gray PMS – 424
    • Winner will receive special recognition on the Ahimsa House website, Facebook page, newsletter, and on the t-shirt. Winner is also eligible to register for the 5k Run and/or Fun Run at no cost.

WWR FAQs

Is the registration fee per person or per dog?

The registration fee is per person. You may bring more than one dog, but they must be under control at all times

Can I participate without a dog?

Please do join us and have fun with or without a dog.

I can’t attend Walk, Wag, N’ Run but would still like to make a donation to help the animals. Can I do that?

If you are unable to attend the event you can sign up to be a phantom runner or you may make a tax deductible donation of any amount here.

Can I buy extra t-shirts?

Any remaining t-shirts will be available for purchase at the Ahimsa House office the week following the race. Please call (404) 496-4038.

If I register on-line or by mail, how do I pick up my t-shirt?

You may pick up your t-shirt at the Finish line on the day of the event or pick up your packet before the race at a day, at Hollywood Feed – Chamblee. 5001 Peachtree Blvd., 605, Chamblee, GA 30341

Why is it important that I be on time for the start of the 5K run or fun run?

The 5K begins promptly at 7:30 and the fun run at 8:45. If you want to start with the others, you will need to be on time. For course monitoring and safety reasons, those who are late may not be permitted to participate.

Why should I support Ahimsa House?

Every dollar Ahimsa House raises goes to a great cause. Ahimsa House is Georgia’s only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing the links between animal cruelty and domestic violence, and to helping the human and animal victims of domestic violence reach safety together. To date, Ahimsa house has provided more than 101,000 nights of emergency safe shelter for animal victims of domestic violence across Georgia. We also provide veterinary care, transportation of pets to safety, a 24-hour crisis line, guidance on pet safety planning, legal advocacy to help owners protect their pets via the court system, financial assistance with pet deposits in transitional housing, consultation in the prosecution of cases involving animal cruelty and domestic violence, and community outreach and professional agency cross-training on understanding the role of pets in domestic violence. More than 80% of donations directly support the animals. By choosing to participate in Walk, Wag, N’ Run, you can be a vital part of this effort and have fun at the same time.

Can I volunteer at Walk, Wag, N’ Run?

Of course! Please click here for more information and to sign up!