Every dog will want to go on this walk! The second annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden will take place on Saturday, February 22. The Paw Walk is a walk/run where people can bring their K9s with them to the San Diego Botanic Garden to enjoy this beautiful oasis in Encinitas. The 5 kilometer / 3.1 mile course begins in the Hamilton Children’s Garden then weaves through the 37 acre garden. The route winds through California Gardenscapes, South African, Australian, Canary Islands, Bamboo, Subtropical Fruit, Herb, and Mexican Gardens. Following the 5K Paw Walk dogs and people can mingle while perusing pet products, treats for pets and people, and great information for dog lovers.

Individuals and teams of all ages are welcome. Groups can register for as little as $10 a person.  A “Top Dog” prize will be given for the largest team of walkers.

Registration and check in begins at 9 a.m. at 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Two-legged and four-legged walkers and runners “set paw” on the course at 9:30. Proceeds from the event benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the San Diego Botanic Garden.  Each registrant will receive a 5K Paw Walk T-shirt.

You can be a Paw Walk Sponsor. There are many wonderful sponsorship opportunities for the 2nd Annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden.

For sponsorship information, please contact Nancy Kelly at 760-436-3036 x219

Register at:

Online registration closes February 20.

Cost: Adult $24, Adult SDBG Member/RCHS Volunteer $12
Youth $12, Youth SDBG Member/RCHS Volunteer $6
Family/Team Discount (min. 4) $10 per team member

For updates and more information for the 2nd Annual 5K Paw Walk and benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society and the San Diego Botanic Garden visit www.sdpets.org or http://www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm.