Rocklin Celebrates Dogs with a Very Groovy Day

Placer County, CA  |  Placer Valley Tourism

Rocklin, CA (MPG) - The 4th Annual Grateful Dog Rescue Run/Walk will take place on Sunday, Aug. 27 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin, serving as the kick-off event to the City of Rocklin's Woofstock Festival.  

The goal of this run, which is part of the Run Rocklin Series,  is to support the local Rocklin Residents Unite for Fido (RRUFF) program Healing Heroes.  The Healing Heroes provide scholarships for service dog training to disabled veterans who would benefit from having a canine companion.  

The event will start at 7:45 a.m. with a Kids Fun Dash that is free! The 5K Run/Walk will start at 8 a.m. and leashed dogs are welcome to join their human companions. The cost for the 5K is $35 for adults and $20 for ages under 18.  All paid 5K participants who sign up before Aug. 15 will receive a free t-shirt.  

The event is capped at 350 participants so make sure to sign up today! If you can't make it but would like to support this incredible cause you can register as a "Virtual Runner" which will enable you to participate by supporting the cause.  The fee for this is only $20. 

Immediately following the Grateful Dog Run is the one and only Woofstock Festival!  The City of Rocklin has hosted this annual event for ten plus years now at Johnson-Springview Park where humans and their furry canine friends have a blast.  

This event is full of groovy activities for dogs and humans that include wiener dog races, art projects, a dog obstacle course and a costume parade.  Plus dog-themed vendors will be on-site, groovy live music to enjoy and food trucks so you can grab lunch.  

Admission is free! Woofstock starts at 9 a.m. and will wrap up around 1 p.m. so all you dog lovers mark your calendar, channel your inner Jerry Garcia, pull out your tie-dye clothing and get ready to groove.  We hope to see you there!  

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