Pasadena Humane’s ‘Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run’ Fundraiser Sept. 19
Pasadena Humane’s 23rd annual “Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run” will be held Sunday, Sept. 19, at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl. The donor-supported, nonprofit hopes to raise $250,000 to help save the lives of thousands of animals with programs like foster care, kitten nursery, animal ICU, a pet food bank and more.
“This family and canine-friendly community fundraiser promises an exciting day of in-person activities including a 1 mile or 5K walk (or run) around the Rose Bowl, a vendor village with goodies and giveaways for pets and people, a doggy costume contest, agility course and more,” a spokesperson said. “Attendees do not need a dog to join the fun — just a desire to help animals.”
Dia DuVernet, the organization’s president and CEO, said, “We are thrilled that the ‘Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run’ will return to Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl for its 23rd year. I’m looking forward to celebrating this day with our supporters and their beloved canine friends, while raising money to support the lifesaving work of Pasadena Humane.”
Animal lovers are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by registering as an individual or as part of a team on the “Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run” website and asking family, friends and coworkers for donations. Participants can win “paw-some” prizes and compete to take home the title of top fundraiser, top donor or top fundraising team.
For the first time ever, registrants can choose to attend the in-person event or participate virtually. General and virtual registration is $50 through Sept. 17 at noon. Onsite registration will be $65. All registered participants will receive a limited edition “Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run” T-shirt, bandana, bib and medal.
On event day, check-in and the vendor village opens at 8 a.m. at Brookside Park. The “Walk & Run” begins at 9 a.m. and festivities, including contests, vendor booths, team photos, food trucks and music will continue until 11 a.m. Brookside Park is located at 360 North Arroyo Blvd.
City of Pasadena COVID-19 protocols will be strictly enforced.
For more information and to register, visit wigglewagglewalk.org.
- Sponsoring Organization: Pasadena Humane
- Location or Venue: Brookside Park