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4th Annual Annapolis 5K Run & Dog Walk

    2014 5K Poster

Join us along with service dog program graduates, sponsors, active service members and students and alumni from the US Naval Academy for this annual family and pet friendly event to benefit America's VetDogs. The need to provide both guide and service dogs to veterans of all eras exceeds VetDogs' current resources. Through events like this, we can continue to give this incredible gift free of charge to a veteran in need.  Download the event brochure HERE. 

Retired Army Staff Sergeant Brian Pearce, a Purple Heart recipient, and his America’s VetDogs guide dog Gunner will be the guest of honor at this year’s event.  Brian suffered a traumatic brain injury and substantial vision loss while he was deployed in Iraq in 2006.  

Brian Pearce and Gunner photo

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis, MD
Download Course map HERE

 Registration opens: 7:30 a.m.  
Timed race begins: 9:00 a.m.
Timed dog walk begins: 9:05 a.m.
Dog Walk begins: 9:10 a.m. Download dog rules HERE 
 Post-event awards ceremony at 10 a.m.  


  •  Standard registration March 2 – April 14, 2014 - USNA students and alumni, veterans, and active service members are $35 and civilian registration is $40.  
  •  Walk-up registration the day of the event is $45.  

    All pre-registrants will receive a FREE pet first aid kit and event t-shirt.   
  •  NEW this year! Virtual Participation Can’t make it, or live too far from Annapolis to participate? Now you can support our efforts by “virtually” participating. By “virtually” participating, you can register for only $25, fundraise in your community and take on a 5K run or walk in your hometown. You will also receive an event t-shirt for your efforts! Virtual option available within the registration type area.
For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, click the button below.

Register now


You can help by hosting your own fundraising page and asking your friends, family and co-workers to support your efforts of raising money for disabled veterans. You can add your own message, photos, and videos, and set your own goal.  It’s easy to do. Go to to register, and follow the instructions from there. Participants who raise $500 or more will receive a voucher for a FREE tech shirt.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 631-930-9054 or email


Are you or your organization interested in becoming an event sponsor?  CLICK HERE to learn more!


Freedom Sponsor



Liberty Sponsor
Liberty Sponsor


Liberty Sponsor

The Schiff Family

Justice Sponsor
South Arundel Veterinary Hospital
S Arundel Vet Hospital


Justice Sponsor
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Justice Sponsor

Justice & Independence Sponsor
 Lisa Yambrick   

Justice Sponsor  
Matthew Klecker
Justice & Independence Sponsor