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2017 Barkfest FAQ’s

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BARKFEST & ROVER ROMPIMG_1113

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Click here to go the registration page and follow the prompts. Select your run or walk option. You will complete your basic personal information with your name, address, phone, t-shirt size. You will be asked if you want to set up your own fundraising page to help raise money for the homeless and lost animals and to earn prizes.  If you select yes, you will be able to setup your own page once registration is complete.

DO I NEED TO FUNDRAISE TO ATTEND THE EVENT?

It’s not a requirement, but it’s awesome if you do. It’s a way to earn awesome fundraising prizes! Raise $35 and earn the Walk/Run t-shirt. Each time you hit a fundraising level, you’ll earn a prize. We know prizes aren’t why you participate, but they don’t hurt and you are helping homeless and abandoned animals at our shelter. You can always share your prizes!

IS REGISTRATION NECESSARY?

We ask that each person register to help us raise as much money as possible so we can continue to help as many dogs and cats as possible! Your registration includes a goodie bag with treats, dog bandana, choice of run or walk, access into our vendor village, and more.  We will not have chipped timing nor provide instant results of your time.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Of course, bring your dog! As long as they are able to be friendly, hang out with lots of other dogs and animal lovers, on a 6-foot leash, up-to-date on their shots, and female dogs are not in heat. We want everyone to have fun and be safe. We ask everyone to clean up after your dog. If you need dog poop bags, let us know at the event.

HOW ARE PEOPLE RAISING ALL THIS MONEY?

It’s simple. Just ask! Ask your family, ask your friends, ask your co-workers! Tell your story and let them see how much this means to you and they will support YOU because they care about YOUR CAUSE.  Asking for money is not your gig? Host a party, a bake sale, or have a coin bin on your desk. There are so many ways to raise money without having to ask.  We’ll share some tips and tricks in our monthly updates.

DO YOU HAVE TO RAISE MONEY ONLINE?

No. You can collect cash and checks with our form Download our form and make sure to capture your donor’s address and email info so that we can send them a thank you for tax purposes. Drop off your cash, check and form at the shelter on Saturday, August 19 between 12 noon and 5 pm.  If you are doing an online fundraising page, we’ll add the cash and check donations you have collected to your page when we receive them so YOU will get credit towards your goal.

For offline donors, click 2017 Barkfest brochure and print a registration pledge form to collect pledges and donations from your friends, family and co-workers. 

 

CAN I REGISTER THE DAY OF THE EVENT?

Yes you can register on-site at the Walk/Run.  Registration is $40 the day-of-the-event for walkers/runners.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

No problem! Reach out to Sharon at slavigne@auburnvalleyhs.org or Lynette at lboado@auburnvalleyhs.org or 253-249-7849 and she’ll be happy to help you.