Falling Springs goes to the dogs
Falling Springs Park is a real gem, which is exactly why it will be going to the dogs on May 26! Woodford Humane Society’s annual cross country race and dog walk, the Woodford Wag, will be packing the park with dogs and dog-lovers for one fun and family-friendly Saturday morning, and we want you to be a part of it.
The Woodford Wag, presented by the VCA Woodford Animal Hospital and VCA Woodford Boarding and Grooming, sends hundreds of runners and walkers out onto the trails that crisscross Falling Springs. Runners (and walkers – all experience levels are welcome!) tackle a 5K course professionally timed by John’s Run/Walk Shop, while dog walkers (and runners – hey, we know some dogs don’t do “slow!”) enjoy a separate 2K stroll. The 2K is untimed, so there’s plenty of time to stop and smell the roses or, more accurately, the grass, trees, bushes, bugs, occasional wildflowers, and other dogs.
Following the race, we’ll have treats for dogs and people alike. Medals will be awarded to our first, second, and third place runners, overall and by age class, as well as our first finisher dog-and-person duo from the 2K course. Prize drawings will send some lucky folks home with gift baskets and other goodies, and fun contests for the dogs give everybody a chance to go home a winner! All in all, it’s a joyful, tail-wagging takeover of the park for a good cause: all the proceeds come right back to help Woodford Humane’s homeless pets.
This year’s Wag will take place on Saturday, May 26, with runners and walkers starting from the Huffman Pavilion. Race day will be here before you know it, so get signed up now! Register online at runsignup.com/woodfordwag or come by the Adoption Center to pick up a paper registration form. Advance registration is open through May 23, but be sure to get signed up by May 7 if you want to be guaranteed a race T-shirt.
If the Wag sneaks up on you and you forget to pre-register, never fear: you can sign up in person on race day. Just come to the Huffman Pavilion in Falling Springs Park, and we’ll get you squared away. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m.; our 5K runners depart at 8:30, followed by the 2K walkers at8:45.
Read more about the Woodford Wag at runsignup.com/woodfordwag and find our event page on Facebook to keep up with race news.
We’ll see you at the starting line! For questions, get in touch with us at 859.873.5491 or firstname.lastname@example.org.