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WALK + RUN + WAG TO MAKE AN IMPACT 

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Horizon Event Center 

2100 NW 100th St, Clive, IA 50325

 
The Iowa Dog Jog is about bringing together animal lovers like you to walk, run, or wag for pets in need. We gather to celebrate all things dog and have a good time, but together we will fundraise to help provide food, shelter, medical care, and much more to over 10,000 pets who enter the doors of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa each year. 

Did you know just $35 helps provide life-saving vaccines to a pet in need? Start fundraising today to earn prizes for your fundraising efforts and raise only $50 by August 31 to earn an Iowa Dog Jog T-shirt! 

Will your dog be the face of Iowa's Biggest Dog Party?

Let's be honest - as dog owners, we all think our dogs deserve to have their face on a T-shirt. Now that dream can be a reality! Enter your registered dog into the "Face of the Party" photo contest for a chance to have YOUR DOG'S face on this year's shirt! Plus - every vote you collect (1 vote = $1) will be added to your fundraiser total. 
 

Enter Photo
 
 

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Party by yourself, with your dog, with your friends, or your coworkers — the steps are all the same! 
 
 
Iowa Dog Jog _Step1_
 
Register as an Individual, Become a Team Captain, or Join a Team

Individual. Register as an individual if you prefer to keep your pack small, but mighty! Each dollar you raise gets you one step closer to the next fundraising prize, and you will be supporting the life-changing work the ARL provides each day to change the lives of thousands of pets across Iowa.
 
Become a Team Captain. Create your own pack by becoming a team captain. Team Captains get the paw-ty started by recruiting teammates, and then have the opportunity to earn even more prizes just for being a leader of a pack. The more teammates you have - the bigger your impact!

Create a corporate team with coworkers to Walk.Run.Wag for pets in need on behalf of an employer  - they may even offer a company match to double your impact on homeless pets (plus, the company match goes towards YOUR Iowa Dog Jog fundraiser, so you can earn even more prizes!). 

Join a Team. If you have been invited by a friend, coworker, or neighbor to join a team, use this option to register as a member of their pack. You will need the team name and passcode provided by the team captain. 

 
NOTE: If you would like to join a team or create a team, select Join A Team or Form A Team to begin your registration - do not register as an individual. To change your registration participation group, e-mail a system administrator at events@arl-iowa.org. 


Iowa Dog Jog _Step2

Set up your Participant Center

Customize your profile and share your story of why this Fundraiser means so much to you. Your participant center has been upgraded for a better user experience, and you can now add more than one photo! 

 Iowa Dog Jog _Step3

 
Invite friends, family, or colleagues to join you on race day or join your team

Most people in your inner circle are happy to support your efforts towards helping pets in need, so don't forget to invite them to join you on race day or donate to your fundraiser, so they can support you! 

Team captains can earn additional items like ARL swag, gift cards, and more!


Iowa Dog Jog _Step4 

Start Fundraising and Earning Prizes

The Iowa Dog Jog was created for animal lovers like you who want to save the lives of homless pets, and along the way you can learn about all the pets you are helping! 
 Need help registering, setting up your personal page, or making a donation? Visit our FAQ page to access short instructional videos! 
 
 
 
 
REGISTRATION LEVELS
 
Price increase after August 10
Price increase after August 31
Price increase after September 16

Party Animal Admission (1 human + 1 dog) - BEST VALUE! - $75.00
Includes:
- Admit for 1 human + 1 dog
- Access to vendors
- Automatic entry to the dog contest
- Dog bandana and waste bags with holder
- Finisher medal for you and a finisher medal for your pup
- Color changing water bottle
- ARL merchandise
- $10 in dog bucks
- Activity wristband for:
--- one FREE entry to the Petcasso station
--- one FREE bath at the Puff N Fluff station


Hero Admission - $45.00
Includes:
- Admit for 1 human + 1 dog
- Access to vendors
- Automatic entry to the dog contest
- Dog bandana and waste bags with holder
- Finisher medal for you and a finisher medal for your pup
- Color changing water bottle
- Activity wristband for one FREE bath at the Puff N Fluff station

Human + Dog Admission - $30.00
Includes:
- Admit for 1 human + 1 dog
- Access to vendors
- Dog bandana and waste bags with holder
- Finisher medal for you and a finisher medal for your pup
- Activity wristband for one FREE bath at the Puff N Fluff station
 
Human Only Admission - $20.00
Includes:
- Access to Vendor Village
- A Finisher Medal

Additional Dogs - $10.00
Includes:
- Dog bandana and waste bags with holder
- Finisher medal for your pup

Dog Napper -  no fee
Great for those who don't want to attend the event, but still want to help pets at the ARL, earn grr-eat fundraising perks, and join the dog team! This does NOT include entry to the event.
 
Cat Napper - no fee
Purr-fect for those who don't want to attend the even, but still want to help pets at the ARL, earn awesome fundraising purr-ks, and join the cat team! This does NOT include entry to the event.
 
VENDORS AND SPONSORS 
As a vendor or sponsor, you will reach thousands of animal lovers and their canine companions who will come together for Iowa's Biggest Dog Party complete with dog-centric activities, fundraising prizes, a dog park and so much more! If you’re interested in sponsorship opportunities or vendor booth packages, please contact events@arl-iowa.org.  
 
 
VOLUNTEER 
Volunteering at events is another great way to support homeless pets in need. Volunteer opportunities may include, but are not limited to: registration, dog valet, set up/tear down, day of activities, and so much more! To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at Iowa Dog Jog, please email events@arl-iowa.org


FINE PRINT: We welcome friendly dogs of all sizes and breeds and their responsible owners. For the safety of your dog and others, female dogs should not be in heat, and please check with your veterinarian to make sure your dog is up-to-date on all of its vaccinations. Dogs must be leashed and under control of their owner at all times. No retractable leashes, choke chains, or prong collars are allowed. 


 

 



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