paws4people Veterans Day 5K
Calling all well-behaved leashed dogs and their humans! Join us for the paw4vets Veterans Day 5K. Wilmington's best dog race. Yes, dogs get to you join their humans at this event.
Run alone or with your furry friend. Race proceeds benefit the paws4vets program specializes in placing Psychiatric Medical Alert Assistance Dogs with Veterans and Service Members who are living with PTSD, TBI, and/or MST.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
START/FINISH LINE LOCATION:
Stone Theaters The Point 14
The Pointe at Barclay
1450 Barclay Pointe Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
5K - You can run or walk - This event is timed
5K with Dog - You can run or walk - This event is timed
1 Mile Fun Run (with or without dog) - You can run or walk - This event is NOT timed
HOW TO REGISTER:
Register Before the Race: Click on the SIGN UP button in the upper right corner
Register At Pre-Race Packet Pickup or On Race Day: To register at packet pickup or race morning, we will provide a QR code for you to register on your phone. You can also register online from your phone or device up until the race starts.
Any legal parking spot at The Pointe at Barclay center.
PACKET PICKUP & RACE SCHEDULE:
Click HERE for the full schedule of events
HOW YOUR REGISTRATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE:
paws4people foundation was founded by Kyria Henry Whisenhunt in 1999, when she was just 12 years old, with the purpose of using dogs as a means of helping people.
This nonprofit’s mission is educating and empowering people to utilize Assistance Dogs to transform their lives. We have over 1,200 highly trained Assistance Dogs with one or more certifications providing support in areas such as psychiatric service, mobility, and crisis response, just to name a few. Together, these dogs have made more than 1,000,000 contacts.
Presently, we specialize in training customized Assistance Dogs for two general groups: children and adolescents with physical, neurological, psychiatric, and/or emotional disabilities; and Veterans and Service Members with Chronic/Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma, and Moral Injury. Over the last 22 years, our organization has placed Dogs in 22 states, with nationwide placement consideration.
Although most people today are aware of the benefits of service dogs for the blind or people with mobility impairments, there are many newer and unique applications using Assistance Dogs with which people are still unfamiliar – such as a Physical and/or Neurological Assistance Dog.
At paws4people foundation, our philosophy is that children and adolescents with disabilities can and should be considered clients and be taught how to utilize an Assistance Dog to mitigate the effects of their disability. In these instances, proper training and employment of an Assistance Dog may allow a child to independently perform tasks that are standard for his or her peers. Over time, this negates the necessity of over-dependence on adults and aids, thus allowing the child to grow and mature more independently. We believe this is the very essence of independence, and one of the most important roles of an Assistance Dog.
In addition to the paws4people program, our paws4vets program specializes in placing Psychiatric Medical Alert Assistance Dogs with Veterans and Service Members who are living with PTSD, TBI, and/or MST.