Event Information

Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans with disabilities by joining us on this run and walk, or by becoming a sponsor for this exciting event—the 5th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, NY.  The 5K course will be officially measured.  Dogs are welcome for those who wish to do the 5K or take a leisurely 2-mile walk with their four-legged friends.  Virtual participation is available.

Presidential service dog Sully H.W. Bush will be in attendance to cheer on all runners, walkers and of course canine participants. 

Fundraise

We encourage all participants to ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor your efforts. Prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers. A fundraising page is automatically created for you once you register. We offer incentives to all those who fundraise for America’s VetDogs.  Raise $75 and take home an America's VetDogs luggage tag. Participants can receive a blue America's VetDogs cap for raising $300 – this is in addition to the event t-shirt! Want a limited edition America’s VetDogs towel? All those who raise funds of $500 or more can take the towel home too! For any questions regarding fundraising, please contact Jaime McGrade at Jaime@VetDogs.org or at 631-930-9054.  

Help America's Heroes

Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed hundreds of assistance dogs, FREE of charge, with our nation’s wounded veterans.  Special assistance dogs are individually trained to help mitigate disabilities for veterans with blindness, spinal cord injuries, hearing impairments, peripheral and central balance disorders, limb loss, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more at www.VetDogs.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider one of our sponsorship packages for the 5th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk. Last year’s event attracted over 500 attendees including participants, volunteers and spectators, and raised more than $74,000, placing assistance dogs with veterans who have disabilities. In addition, the event was featured by many local media outlets. Help change a veteran's life today! 

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities HERE.

Presenting Sponsor 
Suez

Freedom Sponsorship:
BAE Systems
Bloomberg Philanthropies
 
Liberty Sponsorship
D&B Engineering
AECOM Technology Corporation
Eileen Daly-Sapraicone 

Schedule of Events


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 immediately after race begins
-Various Water Stops
(Click here to view race course)

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

Directions to Cedar Creek Park




DRIVING DIRECTIONS From 495: Follow I-495 E to South Service Rd in Old Westbury. Take exit 40W. Get on Wantagh State Pkwy in New Cassel from Brush Hollow Rd.  
Follow Wantagh State Pkwy to Merrick Rd in Wantagh. Take exit W6E from Wantagh State Pkwy. Turn right onto Merrick Rd.

From Southern State Parkway:  Follow Southern State Pkwy to Wantagh State Pkwy South to Merrick Rd in Wantagh. Take exit W6E from Wantagh State Pkwy. Turn right onto Merrick Rd