Bark, Get Set, GO! It's time to get READY FOR ARF's 5th Annual Monster Mutt Dash and Howl-O-Ween AfterParty presented by Marc’s, bringing two popular events together into one fun-filled day for pets and their people! Sign up now and kick start your fundraising early and earn great incentive prizes!! The Dash is a complete blast for athletes and animals lovers alike! Together WE can make a difference for homeless animals that need us and have a great time too! Run, Walk and Enjoy the FREE Family Friendly H...owl-O-Ween Afterparty with lots of Fun n' Games for people and their pets: Costume Runway Parade & Contest, Tasty Food, Vendors, Pictures with your Pet, Raffles and more with ARF and Emcee Nancy Alden! The DASH is critically important to raising the necessary funds it takes to continue ARF’s life-saving mission.
Celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year, we provide food, shelter and healthcare to over 1,100 homeless, abandoned and neglected animals that depend on us to give them the chance at life every animal deserves! Start raising funds, earn your way towards great prizes and help us help them! RUN TO www.active.com/donate/MonsterMutt2012
EVENT SCHEDULE: Rain Or Shine – we DASH! • Monster Mutt Dash 5K run / 1 Mile Fun Walk -8:30am: Day-of Registration and Pre-Registration Check-In begins -10:00am: Race Begins, Runners first, followed by walkers. Post race refreshments and awards ceremony afterward. • FREE Howl-O-Ween AfterParty: -11:00am-1:00pm - Open to the Public! You do not have to race/walk in the Dash to come to the party!
PARKING: The MAIN lot is behind City Hall/Library. Plan to ARRIVE EARLY!! Look for ARF Parking VOLS to direct you to available spots!
PET FRIENDLY Well behaved, social pets are welcome! Pets are invited to participate in both the DASH and the Howl-O-Ween AfterParty. Dogs must be leashed at all times. Please be courteous and clean up after any messes.
RACE/WALK REGISTRATION INFO: Registrations are per person. 1 MILE FUN WALK • ADULTS 15 years old & up: $20 Pre-Reg/ $25 Day-of • KIDS up to 14 years old: $10 Pre-Reg / $15 Day-of 5K RACE - NEW FOR 2012, CHIP TIMING! • ADULTS 15 years old & up: $25 Pre-Reg / $30 Day-of • KIDS up to 14 year old: $15 Pre-Reg / $20 Day-of PRE-REGISTER • ON-LINE registration closes 9:00 a.m. Fri, Oct. 19. MAIL-IN registration must be received by Wed., Oct.17.
NEW FOR 2012! TWO Options for PRE-Registration Check-In Avoid lines on Saturday morning and grab your race packet BEFORE race day Fri., Oct. 19, 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the ARF shelter, 390 Barrett Rd, Berea 44107. OR Pre-register and pick up your packet on Race Day from 8:30-9:45am at the PRE-Registration Check-In booth • RACE DAY REGISTRATION Opens at 8:30 a.m. Race shirt not guaranteed. Plan to get to the venue early if registering the day of!
GOODIES: Race participants receive an official long-sleeved Monster Mutt Dash t-shirt (guaranteed if pre-registered), a goody bag and post-race refreshments.
*** HELP US REACH OUR DASH GOAL OF RAISING $15K FOR THE ANIMALS *** Help us give second chances to more loving homeless dogs and cats in need. Every donation of any amount will help us give a chance at life to more than 1,100 deserving animals this year. RUN TO THE 'DASH' GOAL PAGE TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL: www.active.com/donate/MonsterMutt2012
INCREASE YOUR IMPACT – JOIN TEAM DASH & RAISE MONSTER MOOLAH!! Be an individual fundraiser or form a team! Race participation is NOT required. Get started early and be amazed how your friends and family will want make pledges towards your efforts! Plus, you’ll earn your way to exciting incentive gifts! •
SET UP YOUR OWN ONLINE DASH INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM FUNDRAISING PAGE: www.active.com/donate/MonsterMutt2012
• DOWNLOAD/PRINT HARD COPY FORM: http://bereaanimalrescue.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Monster_Mutt_Dash_2012_Registration_Pledge_Form.pdf
• COLLECT $75: You helped feed 5 homeless dogs & cats for a month!
• COLLECT $150: You helped spay & neuter 3 homeless animals!
• COLLECT $300: You helped spay & neuter, micro-chip, and feed 4 homeless animals!
INCENTIVE PRIZES: Choose from selection of super cool ARF gear and show your support for RESCUE too: Camp Chairs, Stadium Blankets, Insulated Backpack Coolers, Umbrellas, Water Bottles, Koozies, Grocery Totes, Leashes with Poop Bag Holders, Wind Breaker Jackets, and Beanie Hats. PLEASE BRING your collected off-line pledges (cash, checks) along with you to the DASH on OCT 20th. Redeem your prizes [for both on-line and off-line pledges] at the ARF Merchandise Table.
If you cannot make the DASH, you can drop off your pledge form and your collections at the ARF shelter or mail to DASH Fundraising/Berea ARF, PO Box 544, Berea OH 44017. Please don't forget to include your contact info so we can arrange for you to receive your gifts. SUPPORT OUR PET DASHERS! This year ARF has four of our own cats and four dogs mashing the dash for your pennies! Visit the Pet Dasher Page and read their bios, choose your favorite and make a donation to them. Share their pages with your friends and help your furry favorite win the Dash! http://bereaanimalrescue.com/2012-pet-dashers
FREE HOWL-O-WEEN PARTY FEATURES: Famous Costume Runway Parade & Contest - Vendors - Mutt Competitions & Contests- Pictures with Your Pet - Pawsome Raffle Baskets - Chow Time: Hot Dogs, Pizza, and MORE! Check back soon for the full line-up of features! VENDORS • Artzy Farty Inspirations • Jerky Direct • Finders Key Purse • The Honest Kitchen • Pammer’s Petwear • Quarrytown Threads • Nitro Foundation • Beran’s Family Pet Toys for ARF • Portraits by Martha • TreeHuggers Cafe • PETCO • Natural Banana • Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital • Hatties Doggie Day Care and Boarding • Diva n’ Dapper Dogs • Darwin Dogs • Joy Cares Personalized Pet Care • Wags For Warriors • Badges For Bullies • Daisy Hill Animal Retreat & Healing Center • MetroPet Veterinary Clinic • Camp Bow Wow Strongsville FEATURES • New for 2012: THE CAT’S DEN, sponsored by Storage-In-Motion • ARF Info + Merchandise Shop + Incentive Gifts + Prize Station • ARF Raffle Basket Station • Face Painting Station • Ask the Trainer with Darwin Dogs • Mutt Mini-Spa Treatments: Nail Clips n’ Brush • Pet Portraits by Martha • Event Day Pictures with your Pet • Prize Wheel • Guessing Game • ARF Hot Doggies Vittles Station • Sheffield Haunted Forrest Monsters • Sugardale Ketchup Mustard and Onion Hot Dog Racers MUTT GAMES & CONTESTS • Bobbing for Weenies • Musical Hoops • Wet Tshirt Race • Simon Says • Mutt Relay • Best Trick • Best Kisser • Best Fetch • Biggest Mutt / Smallest Mutt • Oldest Mutt / Youngest Mutt • Find-the-Treat • BEST COSTUME: 1st-3rd Place Award Prizes, Sponsored by Portraits by Martha VISIT ARF'S WEBSITE
FOR MORE INFO, INCLUDING FUNDRAISING Q&A: http://bereaanimalrescue.com/monster-mutt-dash
ROUND-A-PAWS The 5th Annual Monster Mutt Dash and Howl-O-Ween Afterparty, presented by MARC's is brought to you by our generous sponsors: Camp Bow Wow Strongsville - JoyCares Personalized Pet Care - PETCO Foundation - Darwin Dogs - Hatties Doggie Day Care - MetroPet Vet Clinic - Embrace Pet Insurance - Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital - Storage In Motion - Pet-Tique - Dog Gone It Yard Duty - Caribou Coffee - Active Runner - Dairymen’s - TreeHuggers Cafe - Romeo's Pizza - and Bestrex.com - home of ARF's Vehicle Donation Program QUESTIONS For questions about the Monster Mutt Dash 5k run or 1 mile walk, contact Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933. For questions about the HOWL-O-WEEN Afterparty orl Fundraising, please email ARFdash@gmail.com
THANK YOU for supporting Berea ARF’s Monster Mutt Dash! ~All the Paws N’ Whiskers of ARF