Susan Perry Memorial Walk for the Animals and 5K Dog Run, Saturday, October 13th

Susan PerrySusan Perry had a huge love of all animals and was a great supporter and dedicated volunteer of Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. Sue tragically passed away in 2009. She was a long time Northfield resident and employee of Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic. She was generous to people and animals and is missed by everyone who was blessed to have known her. Prior to her death, Susan had been actively working with Prairie’s Edge Humane Society to plan a Walk for the Animals which would be held in Northfield each fall. After her death, it was obvious to all involved that not only should the planning for the Walk continue, but is should be done so in her honor.

Please help us honor Sue’s love of animals and the love shared by you and your pet by attending the 4th Annual Susan Perry Memorial Walk for the Animals and 5K Dog Run on Saturday, October 13th, here in Northfield beginning at the Northfield Dog Park along Hwy. 3. This year we are excited to announce the addition of a 5K Dog Run to the activities as well! All proceeds will benefit the animals at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. If you do not have your own pet to bring to the walk, there will be dogs available to "rent" for a donation to the shelter to walk with you or you may just enjoy a walk or run on your own as well!

You may register the day of the event beginning at 8:00 AM or registration forms can be downloaded from our website You can also pick up registration forms at Cannon Valley Vet Clinic, Countryside Animal Hospital, Chuck & Don’s and Fit to be Tri’d here in Northfield or at the PEHS shelter in Faribault.

The run will start at 9:00 AM, the group Walk will start at 10:00 AM. If you wish to walk earlier than 10 AM you can walk on your own anytime between 8-noon. The walk route will be marked and will follow the bike trail which goes behind the dog park. The run will start at the dog park, cross the walk bridge and follow the bike trail through Sechlar Park and then return to the dog park.

Registration for the walk is $10 per person and the 5K run is $20 per person. Anyone under the age of 16 is free or anyone who has raised at least $50 in pledges will receive a free registration as well. Anyone who raises at least $50 in pledges will also receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!

You are encouraged to bring your pet to the walk or the run as long as your pet is friendly, leashed and up to date on their vaccinations!

Any business sponsorship for the walk or run of $50 will receive free walk admission for 5 employees or 2 free run registrations. With a $100 donation, 10 employees will receive free walk admission or 5 free run registrations. We have distributed sponsorship forms to many local businesses but if there is one out there who would like to sponsor and has not received a form, please contact kristin@ifencemn.comand we will get you the information.

Don’t miss the Blessing of the Animals by Father Henry Doyle at 9:45 AM!

We encourage participants to dress their dogs in costume for the event! There will be a gift basket from Cannon Valley Veterinary Clinic and Retail Store for the best costume!

There will be post walk and run complimentary food and beverages, raffles, games, prizes for the most funds raised and an agility demonstration by Doris Saunier and her dog Saffy!

So come on out on the 13th for the fun and help raise money for the animals at the Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. It’s going to be a great morning filled with fun for you and your pet!

Download registration form here SusanPerry Memorial Walk 5K Run 2012

Download pledge form here Walkand 5K Run Pledge Form

Set up your own on line fundraising page by clicking here.

Donate on line to the Susan Perry Memorial Walk and 5K Run by clicking here .

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