Welcome to the official SITE of the WagginBarkRace fundraising event!
EVENT DATE: October 24-25, 2020
EVENT DATE: October 24-25, 2020
This event benefits two 501(c)3 charitable animal welfare organizations: Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue and BarkNation.
One crazy runner (Dan) is going to complete four marathons in a 24-hour period. That's right; not one, not two, not three, but FOUR marathons all in one day! Crazy, right?!
Who is this guy?
Dan Egeler, mostly retired attorney and novice runner. He is a cancer survivor and accepts challenges in order to beat them.
Why is he doing this?
He believes it's senility, but the need for these animal welfare organizations has never been greater. The pandemic has shut down several scheduled fundraising events, but the expenses continue.
Has he ever done anything like this before?
Oh, Hell no! His official running career consists of one marathon and a couple of 5k's. As far as he knows, no one has done this feat before. And you just read it on the internet, so it must be true.
What's the goal?
To raise $50,000 for these worthwhile charities (and maybe have some fun along the way)!
How do I donate?
Keep scrolling through this exciting web page. Below you will see how you can donate to each organization electronically or via payment by mail. Watch for updates on matching donations, and a cool silicon glass that can be yours for certain level donations.
Dan will be providing frequent updates on his Facebook page: watch him as he trains for this grueling event. Most of the training involves practicing hydration at local establishments.
Dan successfully completed the event on Sunday, October 25! It was grueling, painful, and often boring, but the love of dogs, and overwhelming support from his friends and community, guided him through the tough times to the finish line. Donations will continue to be accepted. Thank you!
Waggin' Tails puts the wag back into the tails of homeless dogs of all ages, breed, or health status. They believe that every dog is entitled to a well-balanced, safe, and fulfilled life as a companion and take on the responsibility to provide medical and behavioral care of dogs in a nurturing, foster-home environment. Our foster homes allow us to get to know each dog and their needs before transitioning them to permanent, loving homes. Waggin' Tails utilizes humane, train-without-pain methods to communicate and teach life skills to the amazing, resilient canines in our care.
Bark Nation's mission: To end canine cruelty and save lives. Simple as that. Bark Nation's goal is to end dogfighting and animal neglect. It is unique as it partners with law enforcement to provide a safe-haven shelter for the dogs being housed as live evidence, and then places the dogs into foster environments so they can be great companions to their human adoptees. There is life after dogfighting! Through enforcement and enrichment and intervention. Bark Nation strives to make this a more humane world for the dogs they serve.
You get one of these limited edition collector glasses, that probably have black market values that are shockingly outrageous.
You get two of these limited edition collector glasses. You may need extra security at your home to protect them from theft.
You get four of these precious limited edition collector glasses. And, wait for it..... I will wear a shirt of your choosing (subject to some decency standards) for a portion of the race.
Saturday, October 24
1:00 P.M. Start - West on Island Lake Road to N. Territorial Road, continuing west to M-52
2:00 P.M. M-52 /N. Territorial. South along M-52 on Border-to-Border trail to Chelsea
3:00 P.M. Ugly Dog Distillery, 218 S. Main, Chelsea
Weave thru Chelsea to Dexter-Chelsea Road, east to Fletcher, south to Jackson
4:00 P.M. Stivers Restaurant, 11 S. Fletcher, Chelsea
East on Jackson Ave. to Parker Road. North on Parker, to Dexter-Chelsea Road
East on Dexter-Chelsea Road to Main Street in Dexter, East on Main Street
5:45 P.M. Chela's Restaurant, 7065 Dexter-Ann Arbor Road
West on Main Street to Border-To-Border Trail at Fire Station
6:15 P.M. Border-to-Border trail from Dexter into Hudson Mills, do a loop and return
8:30 P.M. Beer Grotto Dexter, 8059 Main Street, Dexter
Miscellaneous laps around downtown Dexter
10:00 P.M. Al Ritt Stadium track, Dexter Schools
Sunday, October 25
6:00 A.M. Leave Al Ritt Stadium, east on Dan Hoey, east on Dexter-Ann Arbor to Zeeb
Zeeb Road south to Scio Church Road, east on Scio Church to Main Street
8:00 A.M. Corner of Scio Church Road / Main Street, Ann Arbor
North on Main Street
8:30 A.M. Cafe Zola, 112 W. Washington, Ann Arbor
North on Main Street to Huron River Drive
9:00 A.M. Huron River Drive / Main Street, east on Huron River Drive to Mast Road
West on Mast/Central to Main Street, Dexter
11:30 A.M. Dexter's Pub
West on Main to Island Lake Road
1:00 P.M. FINISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Waggin' Tails Dog Rescue
Norma J. Weaver