Doberman Day 5k Virtual Challenge
Thu March 16 – Tue April 18, 2023Anywhere, MD 21042 US
ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD (your favorite trail or treadmill)
Or meet us April 18th 530 pm at 10000 Clarksville Pike
Anywhere, MD US 21042
WHAT IS INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION?
- A Free Printable BIB
- A Free Doberman Day 5k T-shirt
- A High Quality Doberman Day 5k Finisher Medal
- A Free Printable Finisher’s Certificate (Certificate will be sent to your e-mail with your time details)
- A chance to be featured on our website!
HOW IT WOKS
1. Sign-up for the Doberman Day 5k Virtual Run
2. Complete your miles any time in April 2023, even better if it’s April 18th!
3. Post any photos you take using the hashtag #DobermanDay5k #Darerescue [Show us your Finisher Photo]
HOW TO POST YOUR RUNS:
Tag us #DobermanDay5k or @DareRescue
Walk, Run or Jog to the finish line from wherever you are in the world. This 5k (3.1 mi), is designed to be all-inclusive so that dog lovers everywhere can help Doberman Assistance Rescue & Education (DAR&E) save Dobies! Virtual runners/walkers can register and submit their race details anytime up until race day (April 18th). If you are local to the Maryland area you can join us at Centennial Lake Park for an informal race day meet. We’ll be hitting the trail at 6PM from the Centennial Lake Boat Ramp. Friendly dogs are encouraged to join in on the fun! T-Shirts wil be shipped directly to your home.
Why Tax Day?
April 18th is Tax day. On this day we celebrate our faithful, loving, and intelligent Doberman companions who’ve been a working breed from the start. They were bred to protect the tax collector whose namesake they share, Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann!
Dobermans were developed in late-19th century Germany by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann. Dobermann worked as a tax collector but he had a few side gigs as well. One was as a night watchman and the other was as the overseer of the town’s dog pound. Collecting tax money throughout the countryside put him at risk for bandits, as did his job as a night watchman. Dobermann used his position at the dog pound to start his own breeding program with the goal of developing an intimidating and vicious guard dog who was also intelligent, athletic, and a faithful companion. The result was the dog that now bears his name, the Doberman.
Why We Love Dobies:
Dobermans often get a bad rep as they have an intimidating and ferocious look to them. Their loyalty, intelligence, and agility has made them great personal protection, military, and police dogs. Today’s Dobermanns are known to have a much more even and good-natured temperament, as well as extreme loyalty, high intelligence, and great trainability. The modern Dobermann is known to be energetic, watchful, fearless, and obedient.
Whether you have a Dobie of your own, know a neighborhood Dobie, or you just LOVE DOGS join us in raising funds to help rescue, rehabilitate, rehome, and educate about these wonderful dogs.