Get Your Leash on at Pasadena Humane’s ‘Wiggle Waggle Walk’
Pasadena Humane’s annual Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run returns to Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl on Sunday, April 2. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the community event and the first time it will be held in the spring. Since its inception in 1998, the walk has raised more than $5 million to help animals.
“We are thrilled for the Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run to return to Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl once again,” said Dia DuVernet, president and CEO of Pasadena Humane. “It’s awe-inspiring to think about the life-saving impact this event has had over the last 25 years. It’s a beautiful testament to our community.”
This year, the organization hopes to raise $175,000 for programs such as the animal ICU, spay/neuter, foster care, a pet food bank, the Helping Paws pet owner assistance program and much more.
The event is a community fundraiser that promises an exciting day of in-person activities and fun for the whole family. There are options for a 1-mile or 5k walk or run around the Rose Bowl, along with a vendor expo with goodies and giveaways for pets and people, a doggy costume contest, an agility course, food trucks, and more. Attendees do not need a dog to join the fun — just a desire to help animals.
“The first Wiggle Waggle Walk was simply a walk around Pasadena’s Central Park just north of the shelter on Raymond Avenue,” said Bob Fidler, Pasadena Humane’s Board Director Emeritus. “Over the years, the walk has grown to a degree we never would have expected. We’ve had over 30,000 participants over the years, and it has really become a can’t-miss event.”
Animal lovers are encouraged to fundraise for the animals by registering as an individual or as part of a team on the Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run website and asking family, friends and coworkers for donations. Participants can win ‘paw-some’ prizes and compete to take home the title of Top Fundraiser, Top Donor, or Top Fundraising Team.
Registrants can choose to attend the in-person event or participate virtually. General and virtual registrations are $50 through noon on March 30. Onsite registration will be $65. All registered participants will receive a limited-edition Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run T-shirt, bib, dog bandana and medal.
On event day, event check-in and the vendor expo open at 8 a.m. at Brookside Park. The Walk & Run begins at 9 a.m., and festivities, including contests, vendor booths, team photos, food trucks and music will continue until 11 a.m. Brookside Park is located at 360 N. Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena.
For more information and to register, visit wigglewagglewalk.org.
- Sponsoring Organization: Pasadena Humane
- Location or Venue: Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl