Description: Run a quiet 5K through the beautiful Mine Falls in Nashua to help support Operation Delta Dog! Operation Delta Dog rescues dogs and trains them to be service dogs for veterans – all at no cost to our veterans!
Early Packet Pickup/Race Day Reg:7:45AM for both packet pickup and same day registration.
Age 15 and under $25 Flat Rate 5K $35 pre-registration (on or before April 30) $45 om May 1 5K with One Dog – $35 (on or before April 30) $45 on May 1 Veteran or Veteran with a dog $25 flat rate
Age 15 and under $25 Flat Rate
5K with One Dog:This category will allow runners to bring their dog and registrants will receive a finish line goodie bag for their dog (in addition to the race shirt and all other things the regular 5K offers). There will also be 2 prizes for this category: Top Team (human/dog) and Best Matching Outfits (human/dog).
Team/Club Category:This is an easy and fun way to recruit your family and friends. Teams must consist of at least 3+ people. Prizes will be awarded for the largest & fastest team (teams must include at least 1 female for prizes)
Swag: The first 300 registrants will receive a commemorative Operation Delta Dog Tun to Rescue t-shirt
Top Overall Male/Female Top three overall Male/Female Veteran Finishers Medals to top three M/F finishers in each category (Under 14, 15-19 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+) Largest Team Fastest Team (Cumulative time for the top 3 finishers) *(Must include at least 1 female)
Post-Race Festivities:Light refreshments and an award ceremony.
Beneficiary:100% of proceeds will be allocated to Operation Delta Dog
Can’t make the event?But would like to make a contribution? Donations can be made right here through this registration platform.
Weather Policy:This event will be held rain or shine.
Questions:Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603.921.5253
Keelyn is a Senior Manager of People & Engagement at Wellness Pet Company. Previously in her career, Keelyn was the Operations Manager at United Teen Equality Center and a Program Manager at Novell. Keelyn obtained her MBA from Boston College and has a BS from Simmons College. She has served in the community with a range of organizations over the years including Entrepreneurship for All and Neighbors in Need before joining the Board at OpDD. Keelyn is a proud Lowell resident and resides there with her spouse David, son Elijah, and two dogs Beasley and Turk.
Let’s Talk Dogs!
Come and join us as we watch our wonderful founder Trisha interview Kathy Callahan live on Facebook 1pm EST. They will be discussing Operation Delta Dog, our upcoming Walk and Wag event and of course Kathy’s book 101 Rescue Puppies .
Trisha founded Operation Delta Dog in 2013 after learning about the high suicide rate among U.S. veterans. She is the author of six books, including Dog-Friendly New England and Dog-Friendly New York. A former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, she holds a master’s degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her award-winning humor column appeared in The Lowell Sun for three years and her articles have appeared in various national magazines and websites. She has also spent more than 20 years working/volunteering for organizations such as the New England Wildlife Center, The Women’s Center of Greater Danbury, the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and various animal shelters. For Trisha, Operation Delta Dog is the natural culmination of a life spent as an animal advocate and the proud daughter of a U.S. Army veteran.
Walk and Wag for Veterans
Lets put a spring in our step and hit the local trails for this year’s Walk and Wag!
Choose a day between November 7-15th to walk your 3 miles.
Your team can be from anywhere in the U.S so let’s share this event and take it far and wide!
Create your own Walk and Wag fundraiser page to share and help you raise money for our disabled veterans here in New England.
You can connect with the Walk and Wag community and your supporters by checking in on our Facebook page.
Because there is no set location this year, you can walk with your team or hit your local trails or neighbourhoods.