Event Information

Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans by participating in the 6th Annual Virtual Long Island Run & Dog Walk to be held on July 25, 2020 until August 8, 2020. As we are all dealing with the ramifications of the Coronavirus (covid-19), it was decided for this year’s event to go virtual to ensure the health and safety of the participants. Despite everything that’s going on with the global pandemic, we remain 100% focused on helping servicemen and women who are living with disabilities receive a service dog of their own. America’s VetDogs is hosting this virtual run/walk event as a way to show support for America’s disabled veterans. Dogs are welcome to join you on your run/walk too! 

  • Rate is $20 to participate. 
  • $15 optional runners stay strong swag (shirt, bib and bracelet). 
  • After you register you will receive a confirmation message with an app that you will download onto your phone to track your mileage.

Fundraise

We encourage all participants to ask family, friends and colleagues to sponsor your efforts.  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 6th 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. We expect even greater participation this year!

Learn more about sponsorship opportunities HERE.

Schedule of Events

Run your race anytime from July 25, 2020 through August 8, 2020.

7:00 a.m.
Wake up.
Have breakfast.

8:00 a.m.
Change into your running or walking gear.
Stretch out the hammys, quads, back, and calves.

8:15 a.m.
Walk outside.
Start running or walking your 5K.

9:15 a.m.
Finish up your race.
Celebrate!
Congratulate yourself for helping make a difference in the lives of the veterans and first responders that we serve.