Southeastern Guide Dogs’ 32nd Annual Walkathon Launches in St. Petersburg
Details: Walkathon in St. Petersburg, FL
Date: February 24, 2018
Location: Vinoy Park (parking provided)
Timing: 8:30 a.m. Festivities begin
9:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
10:00 a.m. 3K Walk Kick-Off
11:00 a.m. Raffle drawing
What: Southeastern Guide Dogs is holding another tail-wagging, family-friendly Walkathon, their biggest fundraiser of the year, and this year marks the 32nd anniversary. Come join the excitement as thousands of walkers lace up their shoes, grab their dogs’ leashes, and head out to support a worthwhile cause.
All 2018 Walkathons are presented with the support of Progressive Insurance.
What to expect: It’s a family and dog-friendly atmosphere with local sponsors, food, shopping, music, crowds, four-legged friends, and extensive opportunities for vivid imagery and dynamic camera appeal. Walkathons are a 3K, noncompetitive walk.
Why: Southeastern Guide Dogs, a 501(c)3 non-profit, relies on the generosity of the community to provide extraordinary guide dogs, service dogs, and lifelong services at no charge to the visually impaired and veterans with disabilities.
****New this year! Virtual Walkathons
For those who can’t make it to a Walkathon this year, we’ve added a Virtual Walkathon experience that’s completely customized. After registering, we created personal, customizable Walkathon webpages ready to share with friends and family via email or social media. People could insert their own letter and photo or use the provided template. They chose the place, the time and day, and could walk, run, cycle, or swim their way to their selected distance. 5K, 10K, a marathon-it’s their Walkathon.
Here is the complete calendar for the 2018 Walkathon locations:
February 24, 2018 – St. Petersburg Walkathon at Vinoy Park
March 10, 2018 – Bradenton Walkathon at Rossi Park
March 17, 2018- Polk County Walkathon at Lake Hollingsworth
March 24, 2018 – Lakewood Ranch Walkathon at Nathan Benderson Park
April 7, 2018 – Orlando Walkathon at Cranes Roost Park
April 14, 2018 – Fort Myers Walkathon at JetBlue Park
April 14, 2018 – Tampa Walkathon at Al Lopez Park
April 21, 2017 – Sarasota Walkathon at Payne Park
*February 24 – April 21 – Virtual Walkathon at Your Location
For more information or to sign up, raise funds, and set up Walkathon teams, visit www.guidedogswalkathon.org. For additional questions, call 941-729-5665.
About Southeastern Guide Dogs
Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains guide dogs, service dogs and companion dogs for people living with significant challenges including those with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities.
All of Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services – which include selective breeding and expert dog training; comprehensive on-campus student instruction; and lifetime graduate follow- up – are provided at no cost to the recipients. The charity relies 100% on private donations and receives no government funding. Southeastern Guide Dogs has the distinction of being dually accredited by the two premier, global accreditation bodies: the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. www.guidedogs.org