Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary Announces First Annual Puppy Love 5K Fun Run/Walk Event at Royal Palm Beach’s Commons Park

The cost to participate in the 5K will be $25 if registered before February 1. Afterwards, the cost will increase to $35 per person. There are also virtual and group registration options. All registrations include a shirt and participation medal. File photo: Pixabay.

LOXAHATCHEE, FL – Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary, in partnership with Leadership Palm Beach County, is excited to announce its inaugural Puppy Love 5K Fun Run/Walk event to take place Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Royal Palm Beach’s Commons Park at 7:30 a.m. The cost to participate in the 5K will be $25 if registered before February 1. Afterwards, the cost will increase to $35 per person. There are also virtual and group registration options. All registrations include a shirt and participation medal. To register, visit runsignup.com.

Grand Marshal, Royal Palm Beach Councilwoman Selena Samios, will kick off the 5K at 7:30 a.m. joined by special guest Miss Florida United States 2019 Carla Erskine. Guests can also look forward to pet adoptions, a variety of exhibitors, kids’ activities, DJ and more. In conjunction with the event, Barky Pines will be conducting a supply drive. For each supply donated, guests will be entered to win raffle prizes. Supplies needed by Barky Pines include pee pads, cleaning supplies, large dog bowls, small dog beds, small dog harnesses and leashes and farm animal feed.

Now is the time to get involved. Sponsorship opportunities start at just $100. Current sponsors include: Marybel Reinoso Coleman PA, Leonard Bryant Photography, Aqua Soft Kinetico, DJ Mike Rizz, and Hendrick Services. Benefits for sponsors include the opportunity to showcase their company’s name and/or logo on print and digitally, verbal recognition at the event, complimentary registrations, complimentary exhibit space and more. Select sponsorship levels are limited so act quickly. To support this inaugural event, view sponsorship opportunities here, call 561-402-1451, or email barkypines@gmail.com. For general information and to follow the event on Facebook, visit @BarkyPinesAnimalRescueSanctuary.

“For our First Annual Puppy Love 5K event, we are so excited to be partnering with Leadership Palm Beach County and its Engage Forward program. Together, we hope that this event will raise awareness of our mission, which is saving the lives of unwanted, homeless, and urgent pets at our county shelter. This event will further allow Barky Pines to rehabilitate them and find them loving homes, or sanctuary them here at the farm,” says Barky Pines Director Elizabeth Accomando.


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About Barky Pines Animal Rescue and Sanctuary: Barky Pines is an animal rescue and sanctuary located in Loxahatchee, Florida. It is their mission and goal to save those who would otherwise be euthanized and to unite our furry friends with their forever homes. Barky Pines is the second largest rescuer of animals from Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

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