Event Information

Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans and first responders by participating in the 8th Long Island Run & Dog Walk to be held on July 30, 2022 at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, NY. America’s VetDogs is also hosting a virtual run/walk for those that live far away and cannot attend. Dogs are welcome to join you on your run/walk too! 

  • Date for in person run/walk is Saturday, July 30, 2022
  • Date for virtual is Saturday, July 23, 2022 through Saturday, July 30, 2022

In person Registration: 
$35 Register
$25 Student 

Walk-up Rate:
$40 for civilians

Virtual Participation Registration: (no shirt)
$25 walk in your own community


We encourage all participants to ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor your efforts.  For any questions, please contact Lori Olsewski via email at Lori@VetDogs.org or via phone at 631-930-9036.
Learn more about our mission at www.VetDogs.org.

Race Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up will be held from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29 at America's VetDogs campus.
No tours of the training center will be conducted at this time. 
For those that cannot come to packet pick-up, registered participants can pick-up their swag bag, t-shirts and bibs on race day between the hours of 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, NY.

Directions to the America’s VetDogs campus:
We are located at 371 East Jericho Turnpike (a.k.a. East Main Street/Middle Country Road/Route 25) Smithtown, NY 11787.   
When you arrive to campus, you will see a small white building off of Jericho Tpke (you will see the digital sign off of the road.) Please turn slowly in and drive down the driveway, once down you will see the gazebo. Park in any open parking spot and walk over to the gazebo for pick up.

From Long Island: Long Island Expressway to Exit 56, Route 111 North. Follow Route 111 North until Route 25. At the intersection, make a right turn onto Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike). Follow Route 25 East for 1 mile. The Foundation is on the left, across the street from the Toyota dealership. 
Northern State Parkway East until it ends, which will place you on Route 347. Continue on 347, bearing left when the road splits. Make a left turn onto Terry Road. (At intersection, there is a 7-11 store and Walgreens on the left where you will turn left.) Continue on Terry for about one mile, until it ends. At the light, make a right turn, heading East, onto Route 25 (Jericho Turnpike/Middle Country Road/Main Street). The Foundation is about a quarter-mile down the road, on the left.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider one of our sponsorship packages for the 8th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk. Prior to the pandemic, this event attracted over 500 attendees including participants, volunteers and spectators, and raised more than $74,000, placing assistance dogs with veterans and first responders who have disabilities. We expect even greater participation this year! 

Presenting Sponsor: 

Honor Sponsorship:

Liberty Sponsorship:
D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C.
The Museum of American Armor

Independence Sponsorship:
Tayne Law Group
 Bussani Mobility Team
Pro-Fit Deer Park
Veterinary Center of East Northport

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities HERE.


LI Run Post Card    




JULY 30, 2022

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 Follow Timed 5K Race
- Various Water Stops

9:15 a.m.
Post-Race Awards Ceremony
- Awards
- Closing Remarks