2012 Jingle Tails Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM (CST)
For Immediate Release – October 5, 2012
Special Pals & Cinco Life Present the
Jingle Tails Fun Run/Walk December 8, 2012
Holiday-themed family-friendly run and walk to benefit Special Pals shelter in West Houston.
HOUSTON, TEXAS, October 5, 2012 – Kick off the howl-idays with a fun run/walk in Cinco Ranch!
At the 2nd Annual Jingle Tails Fun Run/Walk, runners and walkers on two and four legs will trot along a 1.9 mile concrete trail around Spring Lake in Cinco Ranch, beginning and ending at The Lake House at Cinco Ranch. All participants will receive an early holiday present of thank you goodies, and all funds raised during the event will benefit Special Pals and will assist in their planned facility remodel. The event is being generously sponsored by Cinco Life.
“We are so excited to be presenting Jingle Tails for a second year,” said Yvonne David, President of Special Pals. “The track at Spring Lake is made for runners and walkers, and we know everyone will have a great time.”
New this year is the Lap-a-Thon, designed for super runners who want to push themselves to go the extra mile. Runners can collect pledges for the number of laps they can run of the 1.9 mile track in a 1.5 hour period. Laps and times will be tracked through a chip on each Lap-a-Thon entrant’s running bib and recorded on site. Once you're signed up, we'll ask if you're interested in the regular 1.9 run only, or if you'd like to receive Lap-A-Thon pledge info for this event.
Participants with pets are asked to bring plastic bags in accordance with Cinco Ranch’s community policies. After the run/walk, participants will be treated to holiday-themed fun outside The Lake House, including hot cocoa, a costume contest for children and dogs, and holiday crafts.
Registration for the non-competitive run and walk is open immediately and categories are as follows:
· Adults & Teens (13+)
o $25 through November 25
o $30 November 26 – December 8
· Kids (under 12)
o $10 through November 25
o $15 November 26 – December 8
Infants and smaller children in strollers and wagons roll for free!
o $5 through November 25
o $10 November 26 through December 8
For the safety of all participants, only one dog per adult please.
Supporters who are unable to attend the event also have the option of being “Santa’s Helpers”, and for a $20 donation an event goodie bag will be sent to them from the elves at Special Pals.
Jingle bells, Santa hats, elf ears, and other creative holiday costumes are encouraged. All dogs must be on a leash – it’s the law!
Saturday, December 8, 2012
7:00 a.m. Registration opens
8:00 a.m. Run/Walk begins
The Lake House at Cinco Ranch
25202 Springwood Lake Dr.
Katy, Texas 77494
About Special Pals:
Special Pals is a limited-intake, no-kill animal shelter located in West Houston. As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization our mission is to make the world a better place for healthy cats and dogs by providing temporary shelter and health care, an alternative to euthanasia, adoptive homes and education to the community about the responsibilities of pet ownership and the importance of spaying and neutering. We offer adoption services, boarding, low-cost wellness clinics and low-cost spaying and neutering.
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Special Pals Animal Shelter
Special Pals Animal Shelter (www.specialpalsshelter.org) is a no-kill, non-profit, limited intake shelter in West Houston on the Katy border. We seek to adopt our animals to forever homes, and rely on in-kind and monetary donations from the community around us.
Special Pals offers the ABCs of pet ownerships, Adoptions, Boarding, and Clinic, which includes low-cost vaccinations and affordable spay/neuter services. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for companion animals by providing help, hope, and homes, and providing an alternative to euthanasia. Special Pals is currently working on a new program with Meals on Wheels. Animeals is a service that will provide meals for 205,000 animals whose senior owners benefit from Meals on Wheels. Animeals serves both Fort Bend and Waller counties.