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Register for Carrollton’s Fourth Annual Run for Rover 5K by February 24 for Best Price and Guaranteed Race Bag

Post Date:02/19/2020 4:45 PM
Run for Rover iconEarly registration for Carrollton’s fourth annual Run for Rover closes Monday, February 24 at 11:59 p.m. This furry 5K benefiting our four-legged friends will be held on Saturday, February 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Sign up your pup for a race supporting the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center. The City is excited to offer this race to walkers, runners, and their dogs, with all proceeds directed to the animals at the center. Come to run wild and watch as these doggies dash to the finish line.

The race will start at McInnish Dog Park (2241 Sandy Lake Road) and will route through the adjacent sports complex for a full 5K. A shorter fun run/walk route will be offered to smaller or older dogs, or dogs who are still working off some holiday weight. Don't have a dog? You can still participate. Or even better, swing by the Adoption Center (2247 Sandy Lake Road) where your new best friend is waiting for you.
“Run for Rover will simultaneously raise money for a great cause and provide families and dogs in our community with an opportunity to have fun together doing something active,” Parks & Recreation Director Scott Whitaker said.

Run for RoverThis parade of canines aims to continually build awareness and resources for the animals in Carrollton. The City advocates responsible pet ownership and encourages those who can to provide homes to the animals.
“Fundraisers like Run for Rover play an integral role in our efforts to save the animals in our care and place them in happy and healthy homes,” Animal Services Manager Carl Shooter said. “Your participation creates opportunities for animals to become family pets that they may not get otherwise.” 

Register for the fourth annual race by Monday, February 24 at 11:59 p.m. to receive the $35 rate for the 5K or 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk. Early registration guarantees a race T-shirt, race bag, and timing chip for 5K participants. The price increases to $45 on race day. 

Packet pick-up will be Friday, February 28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Rosemeade Recreation Center (1330 E. Rosemeade Parkway). Awards for the 5K will be given to overall male and female winners, and medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category (10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+). 

There will also be plenty of playtime, treats, giveaways, and water after the run. 

Race Day Schedule
Race Day Registration & Warm-up: 7:30-8:15 a.m. 
5K Run: 8:30 a.m. 
Fun Run/Walk: 8:35 a.m. 
Awards Ceremony: 9:30 a.m.

Race sponsors to date include Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Chick-fil-A Trinity Mills, Penny Whistle Photography, Texans Credit Union, and Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control. 

To register and for more information, visit

Can’t run in the race, but still want to contribute? Visit to donate a fixed amount of $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100, or express your generosity with an amount of your choosing. You can also stop by the Carrollton Animal Services & Adoption Center with a donation of $10 or more and receive a free tumbler. The year is still new, so make sure to pick up a 2020 Carrollton Pet Photo calendar for the discounted price of $5 at City facilities except City Hall. Sales tax is included and all proceeds go directly to the animals in Carrollton’s care.

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