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Doggie Day Fair 2

Run with both your human and dog family at the Good Housekeeping Family Fun Run

Guess who’s running at the Good Housekeeping Family Fun Run this Sunday at the Manila Ocean Park? Me and Shantee! πŸ˜€ Shantee’s so excited she just had to have a “dress rehearsal” of her race bandana:

My husband Marc will be running with Kubrick… He didn’t really plan on going initially, so he’d be able to take videos and pictures of me and Shantee while we run. But Kubrick would be so sad and hurt if we left him at home with my sister… So there, he’s going too! πŸ˜€

The 1km human and dog tandem race we’ll be joining is quite interesting. It’s not just a run, it’s a run with some obstacles! Kind of like the yearly Men’s Health Urbanathlon, except here, the “urbanathletes” are dogs, not humans πŸ˜›

The race kit comes with matching singlet and bandana for both human and doggy participant! The matching race bibs, both have food stubs too. At first I thought they just left a food stub on the dog’s race bib so it’ll be easier to print, but I was wrong. Doggies WILL get free food too, courtesy of Bow Wow. Now, how cool is that?!! πŸ˜€

The event is already this coming Sunday, 3 April 2011, but YOU CAN STILL REGISTER! πŸ™‚ There will be a registration booth on race day, but it’s best to register as early as now so you’ll be sure to have the proper-size singlet (singlet size availability on race day will be on a first come, first served basis). Posted below are the details (including the event program) from the Good Housekeeping Family Fun Run Facebook event page:

Spend a fun-filled day with your kids and dogs this April 3!
Fun booths, freebies, and raffle prizes await you and your family!

Where: Manila Ocean Park
When: April 3, 2011
…Call time: 5:00 am

*All registrants get 20% off on entrance fees to Manila Ocean Park

CATEGORIES
= 100 meter dash – for kids 6 and below
– 1st, 2nd, and prizes for boys c/o Playhouse Disney Magazine
– 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes for girls c/o Disney’s Princess Magazine
– Special prizes from Sangobion Kids

= 1K run with obstacles – dog and human pairs
*obstacles are simple mini-hurdles and weavers for the dogs
– 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for fastest dog and human
– Special prizes from Bow Wow by Handyman

= 3K Family – open to parent and child pairs
*inflatable obstacle along the 3K route for the child to complete
– 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for boys c/o KZONE Magazine
– 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes for girls c/o Total Girl Magazine
– 1st, 2nd, 3rd prizes for fastest pairs from sponsors

= 5K Run – Open Category
-1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes from Sangobion, Robinsons Department Store, Sarrangani Bay Bangus, Bow Wow by Handyman

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6:00 am – 5K
6:15 am – 3K
6:45 am – 1K
7:00 am – 100m dash

FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES:
β€’ Photobooths
β€’ Food Booths
β€’ Mascots
β€’ Balloon twisters
β€’ Giant inflatables
β€’ Art Salon – face painting, glitter tattoo, glimmer sticker, washable hair colour, and washable henna tattoo (water-based and hypoallergenic products)
β€’ Dog feeding station
β€’ Dog Grooming station
β€’ Vet Consultation

REGISTRATION FEES
Registration is per head and is non-refundable

β€’ Php200 per head for all categories
β€’ Children below 3 years old are free
β€’ Pet registration is at Php50 per dog.
* Dog must have vaccination record upon registration

VISIT ANY OF OUR REGISTRATION CENTERS
FROM MARCH 5 UNTIL MARCH 28, 2011 TO SIGN-UP:

R.O.X.
Weekdays and weekends
Bonifacio High Street
B1 ROX Building
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

MANILA OCEAN PARK
March 18 to April 3, 2011
Behind the Quirino Grandstand
Luneta, Manila

SUMMIT MEDIA OFFICE
Weekdays only
7th floor, Robinsons Cybergate Tower 3
Pioneer St. Mandaluyong City
Trunkline: (02) 451-8888 local 1070/1071

SINGLET SIZES:
XXXS
XS
S
M
L
XL

GUIDELINES FOR DOG PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR HUMANS:
β€’ All participating dogs must be properly vaccinated and rabies-free.
β€’ All dogs must be kept on a leash during the entire event
β€’ Female dogs in heat should not participate in the event
β€’ Please be sure to bring the necessary accessories to pick up after your dog’s waste.
β€’ Dogs will have a separate festival area to cater to their needs and interests
β€’ Good Housekeeping will not be liable for any accidents incurred by your dogs during the event
β€’ Good Housekeeping reserves the right to reject any dog participants which may cause disorder during the event


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