FAQs 2023-07-02T10:37:29-07:00
We’re so glad you asked! Please follow the easy steps below.

Step 1: Once you’ve finished registering, scroll down and click the “VIEW FUNDRAISING PAGE” button.

Step 2: Click the “Edit fundraising page” link.

Step 3: Set your fundraising goal, write your story, select your favorite beneficiary from the drop-down menu and upload your photo.

Step 4:  Send your personal fundraising message through email and social media!  Please test this first by sending an email to yourself.

Note: The funds you raise through these pledges bypass Animal Run and go directly to your favorite beneficiary. Animal Run encourages all runners to use our platform for helping as many animals as possible.

Yes, please contact us with your food question so we can accommodate your needs on race day.

Yes, the course can be traversed on wheels.  If you have special needs, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Yes! There will be one aid station on the course for both 5k and 10k participants.

The race will go on, rain or shine!  As the Europeans say, there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.  In case of rain, feel free to bring umbrellas, rain jackets and rain pants.

If the race is canceled due to an act of God or poor air quality, Animal Run will provide race credits for the next year or refunds, whichever is preferred.

Great question! Animal Run registration prices cover not just your contribution to the animal welfare organizations, but also the remaining cost of providing your race experience. As such, registration fees are not tax-deductible.

Canicross is short for canine-cross country.  Originating in Europe as off-season training for the mushing (sledding) community, it’s become popular as a stand-alone sport all over Europe, especially in the UK, and now growing in the US.  Dogs enjoy free registration for canicross teams. Please remember to have your fur baby on leash at all times at the park. Please kindly remember to place poop baggies in the trash.

If you would like your animal welfare organization to be an Animal Run beneficiary next year, please contact us for more information at theanimalrun@gmail.com

We do not issue refunds unless something catastrophic prevents the race from happening such as an act of God or if wildfires cause poor air quality. We do not issue refunds for rain.

Please remember that your registration fee goes to various non-profit organizations as well as toward the cost of putting on the race, which has already been prepaid by Animal Run.  Thank you for understanding.