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Run Don’t Walk, To Pasadena Humane’s Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run This Sunday

By Keith Calayag
Published on Sep 15, 2021

After holding a virtual event last year, Pasadena Humane’s annual Wiggle Waggle fundraiser for homeless animals in the community is back in-person for its 23rd edition this Sunday, September 19.

Jack Hagerman, Vice President of Community Engagement for Pasadena Humane Society said this year, the community can walk and run with their furry companions at the organization’s Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run fundraiser event.

“For the first time, it’s the Wiggle Waggle Walk & Run — with the run part being new to our event. Everyone who is walking or running this year will be timed and get a medal for finishing.”

The Wiggle Waggle event is Pasadena Humane’s biggest fundraiser of the year.

The event will be held at Brookside Park at The Rose Bowl at 360 North Arroyo Boulevard, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Walkers and runners can register for the event online at and sign up as an individual, create a team or join a team.

Hagerman said those who cannot attend in-person can sign up for a virtual walk and run and do the running and walking in their own neighborhood.

Those who register online must pay a fee starting at $50. Online registration closes at noon on Friday, September 17.

For on-site registration, walkers and runners must pay a fee starting at $65. Registration starts at 8 a.m. on the day of the event.

Participants will receive the 2021 Wiggle Waggle Walk and Run t-shirt and bandana upon registration.

Ages 10 and under do not need to register.

Highlights of the event include the pet costume contest and the vendor fair, among other fun-filled activities.

Food trucks will also be available for those wanting to purchase a snack or lunch.

Hagerman said the event will be a great opportunity for the community to have fun with their pets and help the organization provide lifesaving programs for the pets in the community.

Proceeds of the event will be used for programs for animal welfare including foster care, kitten nursery, adoptions and wildlife rehabilitation.

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