Race Period: July 1 – 31
*** Medals are Still Available! ***
Cost: $35 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Bark Nation
About this Virtual Run: Help save lives and end canine cruelty by participating in Bark Nation’s 2021 Tail Blazers virtual 5k! Run or walk anytime/anywhere to help support the Pitness Protection pups! Your registration will support the amazing survivors of canine cruelty and dogfighting in their care. Each participant will receive a 4″ medal with the Bark Nation logo.
About the Charity: Bark Nation is a canine welfare organization whose mission focuses on ending canine cruelty and saving lives. The largest portion of the daily expenditures are dedicated to the Pitness Protection program. This program encompasses dogfighting investigations, seizure, live evidence sheltering, teaching the dogs that humans are pretty freaking cool, and finding placement for the dogs’ life after dogfighting. Our P2Shelter is state registered and provides healing and reprieve to up to 100 amazing survivors of dogfighting at a time. They uphold humane sheltering and force-free handling practices, and provide enrichment and copious amounts of snuggles and kisses to the incredible survivors.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Bark Nation will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
Race Period: July 31 – August 31
*** Medals are Still Available! ***
Cost: $29 – FREE Shipping!
To Benefit: Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
About this Virtual Run: Join the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) on its Race for Wildlife Summer 2021 virtual race! Proceeds from this Race for Wildlife will benefit the Send Water program.
Arizona is in a cycle of long-term drought. For wildlife, this means less drinking water and a bigger fight for survival, especially during the dangerously hot and dry summer months.
As part of the mission to conserve and protect wildlife, AZGFD maintains 3,000 water catchments, or manmade watering sites. These stations provide life-saving hydration for wildlife all year long, from scurrying chipmunks to bugling elk. It’s not an easy task. It costs nearly $1 million annually to deliver water to these catchments, with some requiring helicopters to reach them. With no general tax funding, they rely on conservation heroes like you to fund costs such as vehicle maintenance, fuel, catchment repairs and upkeep. Register today, and help them provide wildlife with life-saving water!
About the Charity: The Arizona Game and Fish Department doesn’t receive any Arizona general tax dollars. The funding comes from things like fishing and hunting licenses, tags or stamps, and via a federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition. Unfortunately, those funds are stretched thin as they work to safeguard over 800 wildlife species. They need all the help they can get — and so do Arizona’s critters.
Donations from individuals like you help them to continue the essential on-the-ground conservation work. Support from your participation in the Send Water: Race for Wildlife will go directly to covering costs of AZGFD’s Send Water program, which maintains 3,000 water catchments across Arizona to provide life-saving hydration for wildlife all year long.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Arizona Game & Fish Dept. will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.
All of our Past Partner Virtual Races are SOLD OUT, but you can still check them out if you’d like to see who we have helped and the medals that were available.