Alexandria's Walk for Animals 2016

Hosted by:Animal Welfare League of ...
Alexandrias Old Town Market Square map 301 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314
Goal: $60,000
$62,850 4 105% Complete

Event Details

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NOTE: Online registration for the Walk will end Saturday, April 30, 2016 at noon. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee registration bags/stuffed animals for people who register on-site.  Donations to teams and individual fundraisers ends at noon.  However, you can still donate to AWLA at
Alexandria's Walk for Animals on May 1st benefits the Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaAnimal lovers in the community have helped raise over $50,000 - soaring over our original goal of $30,000! We are getting close to our challenge to raise $60,000! 
The event will take place at Alexandria's City Hall in Market Square in Old Town Alexandria, 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.
Street parking spaces in Old Town are free on Sundays. Handicapped license plate or hang tag can park in handicapped parking zones. The Market Square Garage (108 N. Fairfax Street) in Old Town is $5.00 all day on Sundays. The garage opens at 8:00 a.m.
We will hold the event - rain or shine! 
Event Time
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m. Registration and Vendor Booths Open
  • 9:40 a.m. Welcome 
    • AWLA Board Chairman, Joseph Gillmer and his dog, Doug (Alexandria's 2016 Animal of the Year)
    • City of Alexandria's Mayor Allison Silberberg
    • Dr. Katy Nelson, host, "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy"
    • Premier Sponsors 
  • 10:00 a.m. One-mile walk kicks-off (click here for route map)
  • 11:30 a.m.  Award Ceremony
  • 12:00 p.m.   Prize pickup/Event concludes
Pre-Registration Ends Saturday, April 30, 2016
If you are already registered, check in to get your name badge and registration bag. Kids between 5-12 years old also receive a registration bag containing a plush animal that might be microchipped! Children under 5 years of age and dogs can walk for free, but there will be additional plush animals available for sale should younger children wish to participate in the microchipping activity. 
(Note: All registration fees have been added to each team's total). 
Day of Registration
We will have on-site registration. We currently have 465 people registered. We can guarantee AWLA Walk bags for a total of 500. So, register today!  
  • Adults (13 years and over)  = $25
  • Child (5-12 years) = $15
  • Support at home in your Paw-Jamas= $20
Sponsor Booths and Activities
Visit each of our sponsors at their booths before the Walk.  
Children will receive a plush animal in their registration bags, and are encouraged to visit our Premier Sponsors- Fort Hunt/Hayfield Animal Hospital or VCA Alexandria/Beacon Hill/MacArthur/Old Town, to have their new friend scanned for a microchip. If yours is Microchipped then receive a special prize! Also included in the registration bag is a Case File for the "lost" animal search: During the walk, children collect stamps as they discover the hiding places of animal friends "hiding" along the Walk route. When they present a completed case file to an Animal Control Officer at the transport vehicle, they receive an "Honorary Animal Control Officer" shield badge. Finally, they can wrap up their activities by creating a collar and name tag for their new friend to keep their pet safe.
Meet Dr. Katy Nelson and Doug, Alexandria's Animal of 2016
Our emcee for the Walk is Dr. Katy Nelson, an associate veterinarian at the Belle Haven Animal Medical Centre in Alexandria, VA. She is also host and executive producer of "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy" on Washington DC's News Channel 8, which airs at 11am on Saturday mornings. 
Doug, Alexandria's Animal of 2016, graced the cover of our 2016 Calendar as winner of the Calendar Photo Contest.  Come meet Doug and learn how your pet could be Alexandria's Animal of 2017!
The adult and youth teams and the adult and youth individuals who raise the most donations for AWLA before Saturday, 4/30/16 at 12pm will win the following prizes:

Awards will be based on donations that are brought in by adult/youth teams and individuals up until Saturday, April 30th at 12pm - donations after that time will not be counted to determine the Walk winners. 
Make sure to reach your fundraising milestones to get special AWLA Swag! Prizes will be issued based on fundraising totals as of Saturday, April 30th at 12pm, until supplies last. 
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors:




Interested in sponsoring Alexandria's Walk for Animals? Click here! [PDF]



Questions? Call AWLA's Development team at (703) 746-4774.




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