Event Information

Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans by becoming a sponsor for our exciting event—the Long Island Run & Dog Walk to be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  The 5K course has been officially measured and will leave from Old Bethpage Village Restoration.  Dogs are welcome for those who wish to take a leisurely 2-mile walk with their four-legged friends.  All participants will have an opportunity to visit the Museum of American Armor, which is located in the village, before or after the race.  Virtual participation is available.

CLICK HERE for the 5K USATF Route
CLICK HERE for the 2-mile walk

Registration will open in March 1, 2018. Walk-up registration is also available on the day of the event.• 


We encourage all participants to ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor your efforts. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. A fundraising page is automatically created for you once you register.  We offer incentives to all those who fundraise for America’s VetDogs.  Raise $75 and take home a red bandana for your dog. Participants can receive a long-sleeved t-shirt for raising $300 – this is in addition to the event t-shirt! Want a limited edition America’s VetDogs cooler? All those who raise funds of $500 or more can take the cooler home too! For any questions regarding fundraising, please contact Jaime McGrade at Jaime@VetDogs.org or at 631-930-9054. Download a "Pledge Sheet" HERE.


Help America's Heroes

Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed over 350 assistance dogs, FREE of charge, with our nation’s wounded veterans.  Special assistance dogs are individually trained to help mitigate disabilities for veterans with blindness, spinal cord injuries, hearing impairments, peripheral and central balance disorders, limb loss, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more at www.VetDogs.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider one of our sponsorship packages for the 4th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk. Last year’s event attracted over 500 attendees including participants, volunteers and spectators, and raised more than $76,000, placing assistance dogs with veterans who have disabilities. In addition, the event was featured by many local media outlets. Help change a veteran's life today! 

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities HERE.

Join our efforts to support our nation's veterans.


Event Postcard

Schedule of Events

7:00 a.m.
Registration Desk Opens
Pre-Race Breakfast Available
VetDogs Merchandise Available for Sale
Informational Table
8:00 a.m.
Welcome Program
 -Graduate Speaker

8:15 a.m.
5K Timed Race Begins
Dog Walk to proceed Timed 5K Race
-Various Water Stops

9:15 a.m.
Post-Race Awards Ceremony
 -Closing Remarks

Directions to Old Bethpage Village Restoration

DRIVING DIRECTIONS From 495: 495 to exit 48 Round Swamp Road going South. Get into left lane and bear left at the fork, which is Round Swamp Road Southbound. Entrance to the village is 1/2 mile on the left.

From Southern State Parkway:  Southern State to exit 28A Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway Rt 135 going North, to exit 10 - Old Country Road East. Go approx. 2 1/2 miles to Round Swamp Rd. (fork in rd.), bear right. Entrance to village is 1/2 mile on the left.From 

Rt. 110: Take Spagnoli Road going West. Make a right on Round Swamp Road. Pass school on right, the entrance to the village will be on your right.