On June 10th, 2017 we held our First Annual Jump! Duck! Run: Obstacle race for you your dog event. The event was a huge success and we couldn’t be more proud and excited by the support and the willingness of so many people to give this event a try!
Here’s a quick recap of what last year’s event looked like; we had 10+ obstacles spread out over 3KMs of trails at the Dogz Canine Sports Centre. We had a total of 109 participants (including 10 teams) along with their canine companions who took part in the inaugural event. Jump! Duck! Run! (JDR) also hosted other fun activities on-site including, “try agility”, a BBQ, lure coursing as well as a few amazing vendors and photographers.
The Australian Shepherd Rescue of Ontario (AROO) and Sit with Me Rescue (SWM) have so many people to thank for making this kernel of an idea POP into a whirlwind event. To our amazing volunteers and participants, thank you for helping us bring this event to life. The first annual JDR rose just over $5,000! 100% of the profits from this event were shared between AROO and SWM to help fund their missions to rescue dogs in need. These funds have gone to help many deserving dogs in our community.
The JDR planning team has already been hard at work and we are happy to confirm that Jump! Duck! Run! Will once again take place next year!
Make sure to save the date for the second annual Jump! Duck! Run: Obstacle Race for You and Your dog on Saturday June, 16 2018. The event will once again be held at the DOGZ Canine Sports Centre located at 3859 Carling Ave. JDR promises to have some new and exciting things coming this year including DOUBLE THE OBSTACLES!
JDR is now accepting sponsorship requests for 2018. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are also planning to host a other fun activities at JDR so if you have a great idea or want to be part of the fun, we would love to hear from you!
Please keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for updates as the planning comes together for the 2018 JDR. Early Bird registration opens February 1, 2018!
We look forward to seeing new and familiar faces in June!