• By Beth Oleson, Marketing Director

Coming soon: a dog walk and a 5K race

We’re solidly in the gross, damp part of winter (which was the whole thing this year, but that’s another story), and it’s got us looking forward to sunny skies and warmer days! In that spirit, we’re extra excited to say that registration is now open for two fantastic outdoor events: the Woodford Wag Dog Walk, and the Triple Crown Trot 5K at Ashford Stud. The Woodford Wag will be May 16 on the cross-country trails at Falling Springs Park. Now in its 11th year, it’s a great way for local dogs and dog-lovers to kick off spring! The Wag takes a couple hundred dogs on a lovely, casual walk over a 1.4-mile route across the Woodford County countryside, with plenty of spots to stop and sniff along the way. After the walk, both people and pups can enjoy some special treats, including a pick-a-prize raffle and a handful of fun contests. Looking a little further forward to summer, the Triple Crown Trot 5K returns to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud on Aug. 22! The Triple Crown Trot is Woodford Humane’s newest event, but it made a big splash in its first year: over 400 runners and walkers participated in 2019. The Trot takes you all over Ashford Stud on a gorgeous paved route, and it’s a truly unique way to see the world-famous farm that American Pharoah and Justify call home! You’ll even get to see young thoroughbreds running alongside you in the paddocks that line the race route. If you’re as excited as we are to put this wet winter behind us, go ahead and get signed up for the Woodford Wag or the Triple Crown Trot today… or do it big and sign up for both! Now through the start of the Wag (10 a.m. on May 16) you can save $5 off each event by using the “Bundle” option online. Go to runsignup.com/woodfordwag or runsignup.com/triplecrowntrot to learn more and reserve your spot at the starting lines! Got questions about Woodford Humane’s annual line-up of events? You can reach us at manager@woodfordhumane.org or 859-873-5491.


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