We're all feeling a little housebound right about now, so why not lace up your shoes and have a little fun?
Spring is in the air and we all just want a change of scenery. After all, how many times can you organize that junk drawer or sweep the entire house? Since our annual walk & gathering at the park can't be done right now, we're switching gears and introducing a COMPLETELY VIRTUAL event to help us all have a little fun & stay sane.
If you're working from home like many people you're probably tired of the same sights in your house. I know after 37 days at home I need to practice social distancing from the fridge! 😄 And if you're an essential worker (THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!) you might need a good clean way to blow off some steam from the stress you deal with each day.
We've got the answer for you!
Leash up the dog (or cat - all paws are welcome to participate!) and go for a walk, run or bike ride to help benefit local homeless animals while treating yourself to a little exercise and the chance to be named the SJRAS Leader of the Pack! This event will last for 2 weeks, giving you plenty of opportunity to get off the couch & social distance yourself from the boredom of your home.
How's this work?!
Step 1: Register yourself below as a participant!
Step 2: Download WoofTrax WALK FOR A DOG app. Take 5 minutes to set up your profile and add your pets. It's easy & non-invasive, we promise! Then, select Cumberland County SPCA as your charity of choice (it's amazing how long it takes to change all things to a new name - it's exhausting, let us tell you - so that's why we're still listed that way instead of as SJRAS).
Then, when you start your walk/run/ride, you can choose which pet is participating (if any) and let the app track your distance and time. You'll be able to see some of the others who are part of the CCSPCA/SJRAS pack, and you'll see daily, weekly or monthly totals. On the final day of the event, simply take a screen shot of your 14 day total & send it in! We'll be awarding prizes in each category (and a few extra!)
And you can use the WALK FOR A DOG app anytime - even after this event - and we have the chance to receive a small donation for every person/mile walked, run or ridden using the app. How cool is THAT?!
Other Ways to Participate
While the WoofTrax app has the added benefit of a possible donation for the number of users and the miles they cover, you can also use other apps that you may already be using such as Google Fit, Fitbit, Map My Run or others. As long as they can give you a screen shot of your time and distance over a 14 day period you're all set!