Date: April 9, 2022
Length: 3ish Mile Fun Run/Walk
Start Time: 10:00am
Location: Fleet Feet Buffalo (map)
Spring is in the air, it’s a great time to get outside and moving with the family and friends! You can walk, jog or run. Get out, get moving and enjoy the beginning of spring together!
The Buffalo Hippity Hop is benefitting the Small Animal Advocacy Team! Learn more about them HERE
The Buffalo Hippity Hop is benefitting the Small Companion Advocacy Team. They are a non-profit small animal rescue that recognizes the desperate need for placement for unwanted small animals including cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils and other similar species. Learn more about them here: Small Companion Advocacy Team
The Small Companion Advocacy Team has had many success stories as it strives to provide appropriate placements for small animals in loving homes such as the testemonials found below:
"Cali was reported to us in 2021 by neighbors who said she and 2 other domestic bunnies were running loose in a local neighborhood. We were able to catch her...Cali has been to the vet, is spayed, and is now bonded with her friend Noah! This bonded pair is happy and healthy and they’re looking for their forever home. Domestic bunnies do not have the same chances of survival as wild bunnies do. They do not camouflage well, their fur cannot repel water, and they do not have the same diet. We work hard to educate any potential adopters that yes, bunnies may make great pets, but they are also a lot of work, require an exotic vet, and are a 10-15 year commitment."
"Belle was caught back in October outdoors and very soon after gave birth to 4 healthy baby lionhead bunnies. Luckily she gave birth in a warm home with a nesting box, plenty of hay and food, and the TLC from our volunteers. One of her babies has been adopted and 3 still remain at the rescue. They will be 4 months old at the end of the month!"
The Small Companion Advocacy Team is asking for donations of baby teething keys, small animal brushes, and stuffed animals for their rabbits:
Each registration will be entered to win a horseback riding opportunity with the Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center. Their mission is to "assist individuals to develop to their highest potential through therapeutically based equine activities." Located in East Aurora, NY, LTRC welcomes participants year round, ages 3 and up, ranging from participants with special needs, Veterans, at-risk youth, hospice patients and many more. Their programs range from therapeutic riding lessons, natural horsemanship workshops, groundwork clinics to reading programs, school and day program field trips, and Make a Wish visits.
Click Here - to learn more about the Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center
By registering for this event you are acknowledging that the date, time, location, and distance of the race may be changed, switched to virtual, or canceled at any time as deemed necessary by the Race Directors due to circumstances beyond their control. In the event that any of these scenarios happens or any other, there will be no refunds, transfers, or deferrals allowed unless otherwise stated.
Fees: $10 until April 9th at 10AM. You can make an additional purchase a Hippity Hop Tee through March 28th for $10 more.
Each registration includes an entry into the drawing for a Horseback riding opportunity with the Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center.
There are no specific awards but the great feeling of helping support the Small Companion Advocacy Team, hanging out with some rabbits, wearing cute bunny ears AND getting a fun workout in with friends and family, PLUS a Fleet Feet Voucher for making a donation!
Course to be determined. We will have routes available the day of the event.
Remember this is NOT a RACE, but a fun CommUnity Event!