America's VetDogs 2nd Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk

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Thank you for participating in this years event. You can still donate to help us reach our goal of $100,000!

Event Flyer


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider one of our sponsorship packages for the 2nd Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk. Last year’s event attracted over 300 attendees including participants, volunteers and spectators, and raised more than $52,000, 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.

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Presenting Sponsor ($10,000)
Suez Environnement

Freedom Sponsor ($5,000)
BAE Systems

Liberty Sponsors ($2,500)
PetValu
D&B Engineers & Architects, P.C.
CG/3PL Design Professional Corp.
Duke's Root Control, Inc.
AECOM
Museum of American Armor, Eileen Daly Sapraicone, Esq.

Justice Sponsors ($1,000)
300 Engineering Group, P.A.
Block Chiropractic Sports & Wellness 
CH2M
UAW Local 259

Join our efforts to support our nation's veterans.


 
  • 77% of our goal
  • 76,604 raised so far

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 30, 2016. 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 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.

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). 

Help America's Heroes

Those who raise $75 or more will get a plush pup, $300 or more will get a VetDogs cap, and those raising $500 or more will get a hooded sweatshirt.

Held at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, consider a timed 5K race or a leisurely 2-mile family-friendly dog walk with or without your pup. 

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

We encourage all participants to ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor your efforts. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. Download a "Pledge Sheet" HERE

Registration will open in March 1, 2016. Walk-up registration is also available on the day of the event.• 

Pre-Event race packet pickup will take place on Friday, July 29, 2016 from 3-6 p.m. Pick up is at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY.

America's VetDogs relies on voluntary contributions to fund its mission. It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog; however, there is never a charge to the individual. Learn more about our programs at VetDogs.org.

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
 -Awards
 -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.