Pledge 5 Foundation

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In a Nutshell

Humans and their canine companions compete to earn prizes in various categories; complimentary food, T-shirt, and gift bag included

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Promotional value expires Mar 15, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Online registration required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $17 for The Continuum 5K-9 Race for one ($35 value)
  • $34 for The Continuum 5K-9 Race for two ($70 value)
    • $68 for The Continuum 5K-9 Race for four ($68 value)

As a race for both humans and their canine companions, the March 15 event raises awareness and pet supplies for local pet charities, including Gainesville Pet Rescue, Alachua County Humane Society, and St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic.

The festivities begin when registration opens at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served, and racers are welcome to explore the pet expo, silent auction, and photo booth before the 5K race starts at 9 a.m. A separate 1-mile pup run and walk begins at 10 a.m., and awards will be given out at 10:30 a.m. to winners in various age divisions and canine weight classes. Pups can also earn commendations in categories such as cutest, friendliest, best tail wagger, or most business-like handshake.

All divisions' first-place winners get the chance to win a cruise to the Bahamas, and all entrants will receive a T-shirt, water bottle, prerace and postrace food, and a gift bag stuffed with tons of goodies for humans and pets alike.

Pledge 5 Foundation and Thrift 5

As a nonprofit organization, the Pledge 5 Foundation conducts food, clothing, and public-service pledge drives for its numerous charity partners. In conjunction with each of these charity drives, it hosts community-centered promotional events—pub crawls, pet adoptions, and tailgating parties—that aim to inspire people to give back to their community. Pledge 5's staff, interns, student association, and service chamber all work to create positive change throughout the Gainesville community by stimulating local commerce and planting popsicle gardens. Pledge 5 is dedicated to increasing the number of volunteers in the community and encouraging the community's public service participation.

The Pledge 5 Foundation, in addition to working with charitable partners to inspire others to give back to their communities, also hosts a bargain shop known as Thrift 5, providing gently used and brand new goods to the denizens of Gainesville. The store stocks everything from brand name clothing to home decor and many other products. Patrons may also make tax-deductible donations to the store and volunteer at the shop. Thrift 5 also features local artist showcases.

Customer Reviews

My boyfriend and I always enjoy the events this organization puts on! :)
Erin G. · March 1, 2013
I think it is a wonderful idea and we had blast!!! It was a great experience and I would highly recommend this as a ladies night or for vistors from out of town!
Yvette M. · September 9, 2012
This was a lot of fun I will for sure be doing it again!!
Shannon N. · September 9, 2012
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    18 SW 2nd Ave.

    Gainesville, FL 32601


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    111 E University Ave.

    Gainesville, FL 32601

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