The Humane Society of Harrisburg Area (HSHA) will be holding the 18th Annual 5K Run/Walk for the Animals at Wildwood Park and Olewine Nature Center, Harrisburg. The date is TBD but usually takes place early in May. This family-friendly event is one of HSHA’s largest fundraisers, attracting more than 350 participants of various demographics from across Central Pennsylvania. We are encouraging corporations/businesses to show their support by forming teams to fundraise and participate in the 5K Run/Walk for the Animals. This gives both the corporation/business and its employees the opportunity to give back to the community and support a worthy cause. The funds raised by each team will go directly to the care of the over 800 pets currently residing at our shelter waiting for their forever homes. T-shirts are given to each participant that raises $75 or more. You are more than welcome to bring your dogs along to enjoy the event. There will be food, vendors, team pictures and medals for our top runners.

For more information, please contact Susan L. Eaton 717.564.3320 X125

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