The National Canine Cancer Foundation
Presents The 5th Annual
Gulliver's Run
Sunday, November 5, 2017

It is hard to believe that we are now in our fifth year of holding "Gulliver's Run". On Sunday, November 5th it will be exactly five years since we lost Gulliver to canine lymphoma, and that is the date of this year’s race. So this year will be special in many ways. Almost all of my memories of Gulliver are good ones! Which is why "Gulliver's Run" is so important to us. We honor Gulliver’s memory, yes; he was a fighter to the end! But we want everyone who has ever lost a dog to canine cancer to join us and celebrate the good times, the good memories, and to be a part of helping to fight back against a disease which touches too many families and their beloved canine friends. Dogs just want to have fun with their humans. That’s what we sincerely hope "Gulliver's Run" represents to those of you who join us in November, a day of enjoyment and smiles, and a time to celebrate that special bond that exists between people and dogs. Get some exercise, run or walk the 5k course on the beautiful trails of Pinchot Park.

Last year "Gulliver's Run" had over 250 human finishers (run and walk combined) and 160 four-footed finishers. This event is very family friendly. Our top race awards are custom made pottery items and are given to the top 3 male and female "teams"-runner and dog, and to the top 2 male and female walker “teams”-walker and dog. We also have one award for the top male and female runner without a dog. There are age-group awards for the runners as well, regardless if they have a dog or not. But remember, we encourage everyone to run or walk with their dog, as long as the dogs are sociable and utd with their vaccinations of course.

In addition to the race awards we give out over a dozen, special custom-made awards, all with a canine theme. Examples- largest dog, smallest dog, oldest dog, youngest dog, the dog traveling the longest distance with a human to participate in “Gulliver’s Run”, and the list goes on.

We also offer the "Gulliver Rue Award" to the first Vizsla to finish the 5k. Another very special award is the "Hobie Award" presented to the family of the dog whose story about battling canine cancer best exemplifies the spirit and intent of “Gulliver’s Run”. 2017 will also be the 3rd year for the "Gulliver’s Challenge" Trophy, a traveling trophy presented to the veterinary practice that raises the most funds for the battle against canine cancer. Contact us directly at jheycock@ptd.net for information about any of these special features of "Gulliver's Run".

Pre-registration is recommended, but race day registration is available. Race shirts sizes and quantities are very limited on race day. (Race premium- runner’s hats are available.) Entry fees are $25.00 until September 26th and $30.00 after that and on race day. Our race packets have some great goodies for people and dogs. We have plenty of food, music, dog-themed vendors—including some rescues (maybe you’ll find a new running partner-with paws!), canine health information including cancer treatment and options, and really, really great raffle baskets! Pet blessings are available as well as pet photos from our special friends Nate and Debbie! If there is enough interest, commemorative sweatshirts will be available to order.

Please join us for the 5th Annual "Gulliver's Run", Sunday, November 5, 2017, with a 10:30 start. We are proud to remind everyone that the proceeds from "Gulliver's Run" are donated to the National Canine Cancer Foundation and are applied 100% to research and treatment that directly impacts the fight against canine cancer!

John

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