Thank You 2017 Paw Walkers!

Because of you,

the 5k Paw Walk in the Garden raised over


Stay tuned for details on the 6th annual 5k Paw Walk in the Garden.. coming back in February 2018.

If you had a chance to visit the Indy Booth (photo booth sponsor), your pictures can be found HERE!

All other pictures will be added to the website, as soon as possible.



Event will be held RAIN or SHINE!

8:00 AM:  Check-in opens at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum.

Parking: The entrance is just north of the second SDBG entrance, off of Quail Gardens Drive. 450 Quail Gardens Dr. Encinitas, CA 92024 

Watch for the signs directing you on where to park.

If the first lot is full, there will also be additional parking at the Leichtag Foundation, with signage directing to the additional spots. Please only park in designated areas.

Encinitas is a "Green" community. Please carpool if paw-sible.

Check-In: Check In will be by LAST name of each individual (regardless if you are part of a team)

Registration: If you know someone who wants to attend, but missed the online registration: we will have a separate “Day-Of” registration area.

Breakfast: Bagels from Einstein Bros, Organic apples and bananas from Jimbos, and Coffee from Better Buzz. ALL INCLUDED IN YOUR REGISTRATION FEE!

Costume Contest Sign-Up for: Best Dressed Team (dogs included) & Best Dressed Dog (Winners chosen at 8:50 AM)


8:30 AM:  The Peanut Butter / Cream Cheese Challenge (PRIZES!)

8:50 AM: Presentation of Awards

TOP Team PRIZE (to the team that raises the most money)

TOP Participant PRIZE (Individual who raised the most Money)

Prize awarded to Best Dressed TEAM (dogs included)

Prize awarded to Best Dressed DOG 

9:00 AM: Time to move your paws!

* After 9:45 there will be no specific starting time. You can leave the starting line at your leisure and enjoy your walk through the gardens!

The course is set up so you can complete a 5K (total of 3 laps)....that's 3.1 miles. But, the most important thing is for you, your dog, and your family to enjoy this time together.

You do not have to complete the 5K. Please feel free to turn around at any time.

There are three "Comfort Stations" along the walk route where you'll find water (for you and your dog) and poop bags.


10:00 AM: The Peanut Butter / Cream Cheese Challenge (PRIZES!)


11:00 AM:   Registration and check in closes- last chance start the 5k walking course


12:00pm:  5K Paw Walk in the Garden ends.
         Walkers have access to the gardens until 1:00pm


There aren’t a lot of rules, but here are the main ones:

*           Dogs must be kept on leash at all times.
*           No leashes longer than 6 feet (including retractable leashes.)
*           No dogs in heat.
*           It’s up to you to clean up after your dog.
*           Limit two dogs per person.
*           Dogs must be up to date on vaccinations.



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