November 6, 2013
BOSTON, Nov. 6, 2013 – Hundreds of runners and their dogs—as well as a number of corporate sponsors—are gearing up for Saturday’s MSPCA-Angell Run Fur Fun 5K at Artesani Park in Brighton, Mass. The race, presented by eVacuumStore.com, kicks off at 10:00a.m. and will be emceed by WBZ-TV (CBS) anchor extraordinarre Kerry Connolly. The Run Fur Fun 5K has drawn more than 700 registrants—200 more than last year—and is officially sold out.
In only its second year the Run Fur Fun 5K has become a premiere fundraising event for the MSPCA. It is expected that this year’s race will raise more than $60,000 to fund the organization’s law enforcement, advocacy, shelter and veterinary programs—which combined provide direct hands-on care for tens of thousands of animals every year.
The race course is flat and fast and, because there are no road crossings, impressive times are expected among the top male and female finishers. There will be awards for the top finishers in seven different age groups as well as awards for the top three dogs in “small,” “medium” and “large” categories. Additional prizes will be awarded to the team’s with the most creative t-shirt design as well as the “most spirited” dog.
Key Sponsors Supporting the Race
The Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Run Fur Fun 5K is eVaccumStore.com. The race’s Humane Hero Sponsor is Boston Baked Bonz, LLC. The race has also drawn four “Super Pet” sponsors including Bowchies, Especially for Pets, Harry’s Picks and Wicked Happy Dogs.
The MSPCA is also grateful for the support of Belmont Springs, which has donated all bottled water for the event, and Purity Organic and Nestle Coffeemate—who have also donated refreshments that runners can enjoy before and after the race. Runners can also nosh on bananas from Boston Organics and bagels from Brueggers.
The MSPCA-Angell is a national and international leader in animal protection and veterinary medicine and provides direct hands-on care for thousands of animals each year. Founded in 1868, it is the second-oldest humane society in the United States. Services include animal protection and adoption, advocacy, humane education, law enforcement, and world-class veterinary care. The MSPCA-Angell is a private, non-profit organization. It does not receive any government funding nor is it funded or operated by any national humane organization. The MSPCA-Angell relies solely on the support and contributions of individuals who care about animals. Please visit www.mspca.org.