On Saturday, March 24th it was raining. But that didn’t matter to 459 runners and 552 dogs and their families as they descended upon Richmond SPCA’s Robins-Starr Humane Center in Richmond, Virginia with two purposes: to have fun and to raise $131,000 for the Richmond SPCA. 

Best Bully Sticks had the honor to support our local no-kill SPCA as a course sponsor for the 10th Annual Dog Jog and 5k. This event means a lot to Best Bully’s not only because this SPCA is one of our largest animal shelters, but because they do such amazing work. 

Here’s a summary of the Dog Jog and 5K event:

“You can help save the lives of orphaned animals by signing up to participate in the Dog Jog and 5K Run, or by making a donation in support of the event. The day’s activities consist of a competitive, timed 5K Run, a leisurely 1-mile Dog Jog, a Vendor Fair, Awards Ceremony and other activities. All proceeds benefit the pets awaiting homes at the Richmond SPCA’s Robins-Starr Humane Center. The 5K course is flat, fast and competitive and is sanctioned and timed by the Richmond Road Runners Club and measured according to USAT&F Standards.”

The 5K Winners were Chris Carrier, 27 (top finisher for the last four years), with a time of 15:59 and Maureen Ackerly, 43, with a time of 18:49.  

Some of the best news out of the Dog Jog was that the $131,000 goal was not only met, but exceeded! The initial totals are over $139,000!! We want to congratulate the Richmond SPCA’s great success with this fundraiser. And as always we’re proud of this great, local organization and the wonderful work they do!

Check out the Flash Mob at the Dog Jog! Lots of great close-ups of the dogs and events of the day!