We can feel it in the air—spring is just around the corner! What’s a better way to celebrate the return of warm weather than to lace up your running shoes and hit the trail for some fresh air? Whether you prefer to run, walk or ride your bike, there’s a unique way you can put your time outdoors to good use—join Team ASPCA!
Presented by Subaru, Team ASPCA is a national endurance training and fundraising program dedicated to helping animal lovers walk, run or cycle toward helping the save animal lives nationwide. Team ASPCA members participate in major endurance events such as marathons, half-marathons, and cycling events.
In addition to helping us do our life-saving work for animals, there are other benefits to joining the Team. You’ll receive professional training, weekend travel accommodations at the time of the event, guaranteed race entry, official Team ASPCA gear and access to exclusive race weekend events and parties.
The Los Angeles Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon is finally here, and Team ASPCA will be there in full force! If you’re in the area, definitely come cheer us on. You’ll know us by our bright orange singlets and smiling faces.
The ASPCA loves our presenting sponsor, Subaru (it’s a major pet adoption advocate), and Subaru loves us right back. The folks at Subaru are showing it with some cool stuff at the race, including the Subaru XV Crosstrek RUFFest Lap at the Subaru Love a Pet tent—run a mini-lap and Subaru donates $1 to local animal welfare groups—and the post-race Team ASPCA Bark Park, featuring our favorite thing: pet adoptions.
Guest blog by Larry the Dog, Team ASPCA’s canine ambassador and anti-puppy mill crusader
Hey, Larry the dog here. When we last spoke I had just announced my decision to join Team ASPCA at the Los Angeles Rock N Roll Half Marathon to help bring an end to puppy mills. I want to raise awareness about this cruel industry, and I know that supporting the ASPCA is one of the best ways to help! And let’s be honest: I’ve been going a little heavy on the kibble and could stand to lose a few pounds. It’s okay, you can say it. I know it’s true.
The race in sunny LA is just a few weeks away, and it’s time to kick my training into high gear. Apparently you’re not supposed to run 13.1 miles by relying only on the training provided by playing fetch. I needed to find a place not only to keep my training going, but also to help spread awareness about the sad reality of puppy mills. Living in New York, there was only one place I could think of to run…Times Square! It wasn’t easy. There were a lot of people competing for attention. But I think by the end day I got my point across and got in some great training. See for yourself:
And, don’t forget, one of the best ways you can help me is by supporting me as a member of Team ASPCA. You can also help me raise awareness from now until race day by using the hashtag #seeLarryrun on Twitter.
If you’ve visited NoPetStorePuppies.com, you already know that Larry the dog, the No Pet Store Puppies campaign mascot, is serious about ending puppy mills.
This October 28, Larry’s going to step up his game and take some real action for dogs in puppy mills. He’s going to raise money for animals, increase awareness about puppy mills, and work off the weight he put on over the summer by running the Los Angeles Rock N Roll Half Marathon as part of Team ASPCA.
Don’t think our giant dog has what it takes to run a half-marathon? Look, we’re not saying it’s going to be easy. Not every canine is cut out for running long distances, especially six-foot-tall spokesdogs who walk on two legs. But Larry’s going to give it his best shot, and now’s your chance to support him.
Larry needs your help to stay focused on the finish line. To see Larry’s video announcement about joining Team ASPCA and to support him in his efforts, visit Larry’s Team ASPCA page.
Got plans this summer? Well, how about a FREE vacation to Chicago? Join Team ASPCA and we’ll fly you out for the Rock 'n' Roll Chicago Half Marathon, taking place on July 22. Aside from the FREE airfare, you’ll receive training from professional coaches, complimentary weekend stay at our team hotel and an invitation to the hottest kickoff celebration!
Not a runner? No worries! We have options for everyone—click here to learn more.Time is running out—we MUST receive all registrations by Saturday, May 19.
Register today! Time to join our exclusive group of animal advocates who help homeless and abused animals across our nation!