Participant Letter

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Dear Run, Walk & Wag 2 Read 2017 Participant,

Macomb Literacy Partners (MLP) is thankful you’ve decided to support our event! Run, Walk & Wag 2 Read is a charity event for MLP which is a 501c3 non-profit.  A percentage of the proceeds from this event will be donated to a Macomb County Animal Shelter and or Rescue Organization.

Run, Walk & Wag 2 Read

Date:  Saturday, October 21,2017   10-2:30

Location:  River Bends Park

                 5700 22 Mile Road

                 Shelby Township, MI 48317  

                 You must enter off the Southside of 22 Mile Road between Shelby and Ryan Rds.

         Race Day Contact:  Alisa 912-401-1573   

         Race Bag Pick Up:  TBD you will receive an email with times locations and maps       

 Event Schedule

  • 10:30       Late Registration and Packet-Pick Up Begins
  • 12:00       5K Run Begins
  • 12:05       5K Walk Begins
  • 12:30       Medals Awarded to 5K Run Winners
  • 12:40       Family Yappy Hours Begins serving Snacks
  • 12:55       Flurry of Fur Fashion Show
  • 1:15         Coolest Canine Costume Contest
  • 2:30         Run, Walk & Wag 2 Read officially ends.

The event will begin promptly at 12:00 Noon. Please arrive with plenty of time so that you are prepared to begin at 12 noon.  Doing so will help avoid any late start issues. Run, Walk & Wag 2 Read officially ends at 2:30 PM.


  • Your dog(s) must be on a leash and have an ID tag on the during the entire event
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • You must pick up after your dog(s). Please bring several of your own bags.
  • Your dog(s) must be current on their vaccinations including Bordetella (Kennel Cough), in good health and not have any contagious diseases on Sept. 24, 2016.
  • No Exceptions - to participate you must sign (click agree) a waiver which covers you, your child(ren), and your dog(s) which is on the event registration website.  
  • You must adhere to the decisions of the event organizer/race director.  If you, your child’s(ren’s) or your dog(s) behavior is deemed unsafe, by the event organizer/race director, you will be asked to leave.  Refunds will not be given.
  • Don’t bring dog toys, balls etc. keep them in your until after the event or use them in another area of the park.

Course Details

      This is a 5K running and walking event and will be timed by Fast Dog Race Timing.   Run, Walk & Wag 2 Read is at River Bends Park in Shelby Twp.  Entrance is South off 22 Mile Rd between Ryan and Shelby Roads.  We will be utilizing the River Bends Mountain Bike Trails and the Hickory Grove Pavilion.  Day of Event Registration and Bag Pick-Up will be at the pavilion off the 22 Mile Road entrance.  Restrooms are close at the Hickory Grove Pavilion.  Maps of the park and trail will be available at

      The 5K walk and run follow a route that is mostly level with gentle inclines and declines, covering gravel, dirt and paved paths.  This is an off-road event, so you want to come prepared with proper footwear that is already broken in. Children in strollers are welcome, though you want to prepare for terrain. Please make sure you bring a stroller equipped for off-road conditions. Also, consider the weather. We’re going rain or shine!

What to Bring

We will provide water for event participants at aid stations along the route and at the finish. Please bring a personal supply of water or food if you have specific requirements. Also, consider bringing camping chairs, since seating is limitedPlease bring bags to pick up after your dog(s). Picking up after your dog is your responsibility.  Insect repellant for you and your dog and sunscreen may be useful, depending on conditions. 

Thank You!  We look forward to seeing you on September 24th, 2016!  

Run, Walk & Wag 2 & Read 

Macomb Literacy Partners

16480 Hall Road

Clinton Twp., MI 48038


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