Welcome to the official SITE of the WagginBarkRace 2022 fundraising event!
NEXT EVENT DATE: September 17-18, 2022
NEXT EVENT DATE: September 17-18, 2022
This FUNdraiser is for the benefit of WagginBark Charity, Inc.,
a 501 (c)(3) charitable foundation that raises funds for dog rescues.
In the past 2 years, the WagginBark Race has raised over $175,000 for dog rescue charities. Prior to this year, the Race has been primarily an event involving just Dan. In 2020, Dan completed FOUR marathons in 24 hours. Last year, Dan completed 24 5k races in 24 hours, wearing a different costume for each race. This year crazy Dan is opening up the fun to the crazy running public by having 2 timed 5k races, as well as a special 24 hour relay.
The 5k Race Events:
WagginBark Charity has teamed up with Enmotive to provide 2 special 5k races.
Midnight Howl 5k Race: On Saturday, September 17, 2022, join Dan for the Midnight Howl 5k Race, to be held at MIDNIGHT (Saturday into Sunday)! Ever run intentionally at midnight when you weren't being chased? Here is your chance to do so and raise funds for dog rescue charities! The course is unlit so headlamps are recommended.
Morning Bark 5k Race: On Sunday, September 18, 2022, lace up your tennies for the Morning Bark 5k Race, which kicks off at 10:00 a.m.
The races all take place at the beautiful Washtenaw County Rolling Hills Park, 7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI. It is a paved, mostly flat course flowing through meadows and woods, with one lengthy, fast downhill and just a short uphill section.
To enter either race, or both, click on the registration link in the orange section below.
What is the 24 Hour Relay Event?
Because the WagginBark Race always has to have a 24 hour theme, this year 12 dog rescue charities will have the chance to each to get a $1,000 check by entering relay teams to complete 20 laps (20 5k races) in 24 hours. Easy peasy. The relay starts at Noon on Saturday, September 17, and ends at Noon on Sunday, September 18. More information about the 24 hour relay can be found below.
Who is this guy?
Dan Egeler, mostly retired attorney and novice (is he a novice any more?) 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 animal welfare organizations has never been greater. The pandemic was a blessing and a curse. While many people realized the joy of dog slobbering kisses and couch potato love during the past year, sadly, shelters have started to fill and are busting at the seams with dogs that need our help. Even more disturbing, dog fighting continues to flourish throughout the U.S. The dog rescue charities supported with funds from this event work hard to provide safe havens for our furry friends!
Can I just donate without having to get sweaty or get off my couch?
Absolutely! A link below will allow you to help support our furry friends. Thank you for considering any amount!
Dan will be providing updates on the official Facebook page, maybe. Dan sucks at this social media thing. Procrastination has been honed to a brilliant art form.
Click on this link, which will take you to the official Enmotive WagginBark Race registration platform:
Sign up now for the early registration rates, and you can sign up for both races to save with a bundle rate. Prices will go up August 25!
There is a $100 entry fee for you group. You must be a 501(c)(3) dog rescue or shelter charity. You can have up to 10 people. When your team completes 20 laps, you get $1,000. Contact Dan to register your team and for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the button to donate any amount you desire.
Checks can be mailed to this address:
WagginBark Charity, Inc.
12023 Island Lake Road
Dexter, MI 48130
Meet Lisa. She was saved by Bark Nation from a life of dogfighting and neglect. The photo shows her condition at the time of her capture.
Look at Lisa now! Is that a happy pup or what!
You don't think there is life after dog fighting? Clark will prove you wrong. Look at his poor physical condition when he was seized at a raid. Then look at his smoochy face sitting next to his best bud following the love and careful attention provided to these dogs!
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out!