The seventh Annual RunGo Dash for Dogs is now underway as a virtual race series with 100 of the pledges going to the Ladner-based BC & Alberta Guide Dogs.
Participants can complete five voice-guided virtual routes from any location, with or without a dog. Each route highlights a stage of Guide and Service Dog training from puppy to graduation; “Puppy Pen 2K”, “Puppy Explore 5K”, “Puppy Focus 5K”, “Puppy Skills 10K”, and “Graduation 3K”. Runners can choose to do any number of the routes or complete all of them to complete the 25K Challenge before race finish on March 25.
“BC & Alberta Guide Dogs is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, so we wanted to have some fun with the number ‘25’,” said race director Craig Slagel. “We also wanted to give a glimpse into how a little puppy becomes a Guide or Service Dog, so it’s been great to incorporate messages from training staff and volunteers into the routes.”
Slagel is the founder of RunGo and has been supporting BC & Alberta Guide Dogs with this event for six consecutive years. In that time, Dash for Dogs has raised more than $90,000 for the organization.
“We’re immensely grateful to partner once again with Craig and RunGo,” added BC & Alberta Guide Dogs CEO Bill Thornton. “We especially admire their persistence through in-person event restrictions to provide this one-of-a-kind virtual race experience.”
Registration and further information is online at: www.dashfordogs.ca.