Tuesday, April 21, 2015

National Run with Your Dog Day Virtual 5K Pre-Registration Now Open!

I love those made up holidays. You know what I am talking about. One day you log into Facebook or Instagram and discover it is National Grilled Cheese Day or National Beer Day. Two weeks ago it was National Sibling Day. I figured if other people could make up holidays then so could I! National hug a blogger day may not have caught on, but I had a brilliant idea with fellow running dog blogger Six Legs are Better Than Two, and National Run with your Dog Day was born. You heard it here first, folks.  

May 5th is National Run with Your Dog Day! 
(because we said so)

We even have a fancy poster for our totally legit holiday.

I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate this glorious holiday than to host a virtual 5K where people (read:YOU) can run with their dogs, share pictures...and win prizes, of course. 

Run with your dog and win prizes! Did I mention it is free to run and enter the giveaway? What could be better? The purpose of our virtual race is to promote this new amazing holiday (that we will totally get credit for inventing for infinity), share pics of our awesome running dogs and engage with the people who run with their dogs.

Our prize sponsors are all small businesses that offer dog related prizes. We lined up some really cool things for you and your pup! We are still gathering prizes and working with sponsors so this is going to get even better as the event gets closer! Our virtual race will run from May 5th-12th and we will hold the random drawing for the prize winners after the 12th.

So what do you need to know? First of all, you may be asking yourself...

What the heck is a virtual race?
A virtual race is a race that is hosted online and the participants can run it where ever they live. You can run it on the street in your own neighborhood, on a treadmill, a local track or even at an organized local race. The idea is that you run a 5K (3.1 miles) on your own terms, then share your experience, pictures and connect with the others that are running the same virtual race on social media using hashtag 


I want to run this but I don't have a dog!

Get one. OK. I know that is not possible for everyone, but seriously, get a dog. They are the best ever. Plan B: Borrow a dog from a family member, neighbor or friend. I'm sure you know someone in your life who has a dog that wouldn't mind going for a run! Plan C: Volunteer to run a dog from your local shelter! Just imagine how happy you would make that pup. Plan D: Be a cheater and run with your "virtual" dog (but we still need pictures!). 

Are you in?

Great! We can't wait to run this race with you! We are offering pre-registration and an extra chance to win a fabulous "My Running Partner Has Four Legs" Tank. On May 5th we will randomly draw one winner from everyone who pre-registered for our event. This will be a separate giveaway before the main virtual race giveaway (only open to people who pre-registered). There is no cost, no obligation (if you change your mind or if something comes up, no worries) and no reason not to pre-register today! What are you waiting for?

PRE-REGISTER HERE (pre-registration is now closed but you still run and enter our giveaway here!)

Join our Facebook event here!

The virtual run starts 5/5 and will run (pun intended) through 5/12. If you want to participate, but are like me, and realize there is a very good chance you will forget all about it by 5/5, please register so that we can keep you in the loop!

Pre-Register and you will be automatically entered to win!
Our Sponsors! 
I encourage you to visit our sponsor pages and like their shops! Your support of sponsors helps make these types of events and giveaways possible!


Have fun and good luck! Lea (and Ollie) and Elizabeth (and Henri)

Stay tuned for more details! Who is excited?

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  1. This is perfect! Ranger and I have already signed up to run the Buffalo Boogie 5K at the Fort Worth Nature Center in May 9th! We are in!

  2. This is such a great idea! Mace turns ONE on May 12, that's the date the vet gave - he's a rescue. One of my husband's coworkers found him on the side of the road and I just HAD to have him!!! (perfect coincidence because May 12 is the day my husband and I first met in person!)

  3. So fun! Miss Oakley and I will be running together for sure! Can I promote this on my blog too??

    1. YES! that would be awesome of you! Share with me your link so I can tweet it and share it too!

  4. Such a great idea! My little cairn terrier Lucy would love to go for a run on May 5th :)

  5. I LOVE that you created a holiday! I created one myself about 6 yrs ago. Knitting, crochet, and spinning are my other hobbies, and one day in May 2009 I tweeted that 9.19.09 is #WWSIP, World Wide Spin in Public Day. Amazingly, it stuck, and is still around today. On the 3rd Saturday in September, spinners gather together in Australia, Ireland, Canada, the US, and other countries and bring their spinning wheels out in public to spin - then share pics on social media. Crazy what a hashtag and a twitter account can accomplish! Run with your dog day is a holiday I can definitely get behind! ~DisneyBride


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