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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2019 * 2PM * STARS AND STRIPES PARK * LAKE HEFNER IN OKC
BOOTH SET UP FROM 10AM TO NOON * EVENT OPENS AT NOON * RACE STARTS AT 2PM

Weim. Gray Ghost. Velcro Dog. The Dog That Thinks It’s Human. 

Whatever you call them, there’s no denying that weimaraners are a special type of dog. All of us at Heartland Weimaraner Rescue would say that to know a weimaraner (or two) is to love them. They are beautiful and athletic, affectionate and energetic with an abundance of personality. Because of the strong bonds a weimaraner forms with its owner, many of our volunteers and adopters are weimaraners-for-life people. Once you have a weim in your life, you can’t live without them.

It’s our TENTH year to host Ghost Runners 5k Dog Run! Wow, what a great feeling to know we’ve been doing this for a decade! And, it’s all possible because of our incredible sponsors, volunteers, and race participants. There is absolutely no way we could manage to keep this little rescue going without your support over the years – THANK YOU!

For the tenth anniversary we need your help to make this the best year yet and hope you will join us in support of our furry gray friends. Many sponsorship opportunities are available and details are included in the following pages. We have multiple options to pick from, including exclusive top sponsorship levels, as well as vendor and donation opportunities. It’s a great way to promote your business and support the local community. Heartland Weimaraner Rescue is a licensed non-profit animal rescue group and any donation you make is tax-deductible.

Heartland Weimaraner Rescue is fully supported by volunteers and donations – from foster families, to medical care, to planning and organizing this race. Every penny of your sponsorship will assist us with providing food, training, love, medical treatment, and other necessities for the dogs in our care.

Ghost Runners 5k Dog Run also supports our local community and other animal rescues in the Oklahoma City area by showcasing available animals from multiple rescues on race day in the vendor area. Sponsors will receive complimentary booth space, as well as a designated number of runner registrations to ensure they are not only included in advertising, but their business can be prominently displayed to all of our race attendees.

As our biggest fundraiser of the year, Ghost Runners 5k Dog Run helps us fulfill our mission to help weimaraners in life-saving and life-altering ways. We are so excited to host our race this year on Sunday, October 27th at Lake Hefner’s Stars & Stripes Park – Please join us in celebrating and supporting our amazing community and fellow animal lovers!

Please contact me if you have any questions or need additional information about our race, 405-227-8525 or racedirector@heartlandweimrescue.org. We look forward seeing you on race day and having your sponsorship support!

Thank you from all of us at Heartland Weimaraner Rescue, including all of our past and current foster dogs!

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The Official Post Race Party!

Don’t miss out on all the festivities at the finish line.  But feel free to come early!  There will be lots of great vendors and local businesses represented, including animal rescues from around the area with adoptable dogs, as well as free family-friendly games and activities from noon until 4:00pm!  Come hungry, come thirsty!  Panda Grill Food Truck will be on site and beer will be available for purchase as well!  So, whether you are participating in the run, cheering someone on, or just want to enjoy an afternoon out, this bash will have something in store for everyone!  What better way to celebrate the 10th Annual Ghost Runners 5k Run than to stick around and enjoy some tail waggin' fun?  Come rain or shine, we can’t wait to see you at the finish line!  And don't forget to stop by the Heartland Weimaraner Rescue tent to visit and purchase raffle tickets!  Money raised from the Ghost Runners 5k Dog Run will be used to assist Heartland Weimaraner Rescue with medical and foster expenses for dogs in the program. 

Packet Pickup

Friday, October 25th:
Red Coyote, Classen Curve
4-7pm

Saturday, October 26th:
Mann's Best Friend, South OKC
12-3pm

Please check back frequently on our WEBSITE or on our FACEBOOK PAGE for more information and to stay up to date!

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Awards & Results

  • Finisher medals will be awarded to participants

  • Prizes will be given to the top three men and top three women overall, both with dogs and without dogs.

Event Production and Bib Tag timing by Adventuretech Sports providing live online results, runner recognition announcements, optional text email notifications, and online finisher certificate.

Parking & Race Route

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About the Course

The USATF certified course starts and finishes at the Stars & Stripes Park and follows the Rec Trails on the east side of Lake Hefner. The course is flat and perfect for runners of all abilities. Production, timing, and event services will be provided by Adventuretech Sports using MyLaps bib tag timing technology. The timing tag is on the back of the bib and disposable. Simply wear your bib number on the front & center of your outermost layer of clothing, with the safety pins provided, and you can keep it when you've finished the race! Course map available above.

Water Stations

Water will be provided throughout the course and at start and finish areas. Remember, heat kills and water saves! Past Ghost Runners races have proven it can be hot and humid. Please drink plenty of water before, during, and after the race. And don’t forget about your furry loved one!! We will be supplying pet pools for cooling your pet down along with water bowls throughout the course as well.

Medical Stations

We will have a triage veterinarian and nurse from Animal Emergency Center in our booth area. There will also be golf carts traveling the course to transport any injured animals/persons to the triage areas if the need should arise. Human triage provided by local Police and Emergency Medical Services.