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2018 SANTA PAWS 5K benefiting Guide Dogs of the Desert

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SANTA PAWS 5K benefiting Guide Dogs of the Desert Saturday, December 22, 2018 Santa Paws 5K is a dog-loving fun run/walk benefitting the Guide Dogs of the Desert. Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit that can be worn during the event and is then yours for keeps! This includes a jacket, pants, belt, hat and beard. All participants run, walk or stroll the 5K (3.1mile) route. Strollers and doggies are welcome! There will also be a 200 meter Elf Dash for children 10 and under. Entry for the kids' event is $10 and includes an elf hat, event button and Ben and Jerry's ice cream certificate for all participants. WHERE: Follow a fast and flat course (OK, there's one hill) beginning at Temple Isaiah 332 W. Alejo in Palm Springs and following a quiet and scenic route through local neighborhoods. WHO: Everyone is welcome! Runners, walkers, strollers, doggies - come one - come all for a great morning filled with holiday cheer and lots of Ho! Ho! Ho's! Too lazy to come and run? Sign up for the Scrooge category and you can hide under the covers and still support a wonderful cause! Out of town that day? Sign up as a virtual runner and we will mail you your complete outfit and you can race with us from anywhere on the globe! (even the North Pole) WHY: Get into the Christmas Spirit and help support the Guide Dogs of the Desert a 501c3 charity that provides guide dogs at no cost for the blind and sight impaired as well as assistance dogs for those with seizures, Autism or PTSD. Hurry and enter soon! Registration limited! REGISTRATION: Registration is limited to 1,000 participants! Early registration is $40.00. Registration at packet pick-up and race day, if available, is $45. For your convenience, packet pick-up will be held on Thursday, December 20th from 11AM-5PM and Friday, December 21st from 11AM - 5PM at Running Wild 611 S. Palm Canyon, Palm Springs. Packet pick up and late registration also available race morning at race site beginning at 7:30AM $45.00. Race Day Registration begins at 7:30 A.M. Plenty of free parking is available! Awards -Finisher medals presented to all registered participants at finish line. -Division Medals presented to first 3 men and women in each age division in 5 year increments through 85+. -Trophies award to top 3 male and female finishers overall. -Santa Suit, tech t-shirt, goodie bag, souvenir finish line photo download, posed Santa download and milk and cookies presented to all registered participants!
GOODIES GALORE!

Yes, it will seem like Christmas because of all the goodies you receive with your registration!  Each participant receives a 5-piece Santa suit that can be worn during the event and is then yours for keeps! This includes a jacket, pants, belt, hat and beard. You will also receive a holiday tech T-shirt, gorgeous finisher medal with sublimated ribbon, finisher and posed photo downloads and goodie bag!


PRESENTING SPONSOR

THE PALM SPRINGS LIONS CLUB IS THE PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THIS YEAR'S RACE.  THE LIONS CLUB'S MISSION IS TO SUPPORT VISION HEALTH AND SO IT IS MOST APPROPRIATE THAT THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO SUPPORT GUIDE DOGS OF THE DESERT THROUGH THEIR GENEROUS SPONSORSHIP.  YOU ROCK, P.S. LIONS CLUB!

WHO

Everyone is welcome! Runners, walkers, strollers, doggies, EVEN reindeer - come one - come all for a great morning filled with holiday cheer and lots of Ho! Ho! Ho's! Too lazy to come and run? Sign up for the Scrooge category and you can hide under the covers and still support a wonderful cause! Out of town that day? Sign up as a virtual runner and we will mail you your complete outfit and you can race with us from anywhere on the globe! (even the North Pole)


WHERE

Follow a fast and flat course (well, mostly flat...there is one little hill..but then the downhill to the finish is awesome) beginning at Temple Isaiah 332 W. Alejo in Palm Springs and following a quiet and scenic route through local neighborhoods.

The Elf Dash, for children 10 and under is a short 200 meter run at the start/finish line and well in view of all parents and spectators.


WHY

Get into the Christmas Spirit and help support Guide Dogs of the Desert, a 501c3 charity that provides guide dogs at no cost for the blind and sight impaired as well as assistance dogs for those with seizures, Autism or PTSD.