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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Walk for Animals - San Diego?

The Walk for Animals — San Diego is on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at NTC Park in Liberty Station. Festivities begin at 7 a.m. and the Walk starts at 9 a.m.

How long is the Walk?

The course is approximately 2 miles long. There is also a 1/2-mile option for Walkers who prefer a shorter route.

What is the registration fee?

Adults (ages 18+)
Early Bird: $30
April 8 - May 3: $40
Event Day: $50

Children (ages 17 and under)
Early Bird: $15
April 8 - May 3: $20
Event Day: $25

Virtual Walk Participants (Participants who are not attending the Walk in person but are fundraising and walking their own way): $20

All registered participants will receive a Walk for Animals T-shirt at the event! Our virtual walkers will be mailed a T-shirt after the event.

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?

Yes! Your registration fee, although it is not tax-deductible, will count toward your overall fundraising total. It also counts toward earning some amazing prizes.

Can I bring my pets?

Friendly, on-leash dogs are welcome to come! Hundreds of dogs will be in attendance, so we do not recommend bringing other types of pets.

Can my children participate?

The Walk for Animals is a family-friendly event and children are welcome to attend! All participants (including children) must be registered. You can complete registration online or by calling 619-243-3469. Youth participants are also welcome to fundraise for the animals.

How can my business support the Walk for Animals?

To learn more about how your business can become part of the Walk for Animals, visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page, or contact Bobbie Barnes at bbarnes@sdhumane.org.

Be sure to view our Sponsorship Opportunities packet for more details on sponsorship levels and their corresponding benefits!

What if I can't attend but I want to fundraise?

Attendance on the day of the Walk is not required. If you cannot attend, you have the option to register online as a Virtual Participant and use the tools in your Participant Center to fundraise. Registered Virtual Participants will receive a commemorative Walk for Animals T-shirt in the mail after the Walk!

What do I do with cash and checks that I collect?

Your Walker Packet will include a donation envelope. Please bring the envelope with all cash and checks you've collected to the Walk.

If you can't attend the Walk or receive cash or checks after the event, please drop off or mail the donations in a clearly marked envelope to:

San Diego Humane Society
ATTN: Walk for Animals - San Diego
5500 Gaines St.
San Diego, CA 92110

You can keep track of check and cash donations with this donation tracking form. Please print the form, fill out completely and place it in your donation envelope, along with your collected donations, on the day of the Walk.

How do I add cash and checks to my online total?

If you would like to add the cash or checks you receive to your donation total on your Walk page, follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to your Participant Center.
  2. Click on the Add button next to "Your Donations".
  3. The pop-up screen will allow you to enter checks and cash gifts.

How are prizes awarded to team members?

Team members qualify for fundraising prizes based on their individual fundraising achievements. Team members are encouraged to register and raise money on their own.

Prizes are redeemed individually by email after the event. Once a prize is selected for each fundraising level achieved, each walker will receive their amazing prizes by mail within 3-4 weeks. Don't forget to provide a valid email address when registering for the Walk to be able to claim prizes.

If a team raises money together by holding a team event (such as a bake sale), our Walk staff can apply the proceeds to the team's fundraising total OR proceeds can be split between team members' individual fundraising totals. Please email walk@sdhumane.org or call 619-243-3469 for assistance.

How do I claim my prizes and T-shirt?

T-shirts will be available on-site to pick up at the Registration tent or mailed to Virtual Walkers after the event. After the Walk, fundraisers will receive an email with a link to choose and claim their prizes. Once a prize is selected for each fundraising level, walkers will receive their well-earned prizes by mail within 3-4 weeks. Reminder: Please provide a valid email address when you register for the Walk in order to claim your prizes!

This is my first time fundraising. Do you have tips?

Yes! Visit our Fundraising Tips page for ideas to make it easy.

What do I do if I did not receive my Walker Packet?

If you registered on or after April 12 or did not receive your Walker Packet in the mail, you can pick one up at the "Preregistered" side of the Registration tent at the Walk for Animals starting at 7 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact walk@sdhumane.org.

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