Pet owners are invited to enjoy an evening of play with new Fun Walk Event

Tue April 3, 2018

BATAVIA, IL – Many people consider their four-legged friends to be more than just pets. The Batavia Park District understands that, and in fact, a large number of District staff have their own pets they consider to be part of their family and strive to provide more recreation opportunities for pet owners.

The District will kick off a new event this year with the Bulldog Jog 3K on Thursday, April 26. The event will feature the rescheduled Doggie Egg Hunt beginning at 6:00 pm, located at the Bark Park at West Main Community Park, 40W101 W. Main St., followed by a 1.8-mile fun walk throughout the park. A variety of vendors will be on-site during the event, distributing freebies, samples, and fun prizes as well.

This event is being offered in conjunction with the Bulldogs Unleashed public art project group and they will have spring puppy statue order pickups available during the event. Park District staff will also have a special “Decorate Your Dog” tent on-site at the Bark Park for any individuals interested in decorating their puppy statues, free of charge.

On-site registration will begin at 5:30 pm. The cost is $10 per dog for either the Doggie Egg Hunt or the Bulldog Jog 3K, or you may choose to participate in both activities for just $15. A portion of the Doggie Egg Hunt proceeds will benefit Anderson Animal Shelter. The first 50 individuals or families to register for the Bulldog Jog 3K will also receive a gift courtesy of the Batavia Park District.

For more information about the event or to register, please call 630-879-5235 or visit www.bataviaparks.org. The Bulldog Jog 3K is presented in cooperation with the Bulldogs Unleashed and sponsored by the Batavia Animal Clinic and DePaw University.

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