Written by Jeff Mackey
It's summertime—but for too many animals, the living ain't
easy. That's why it's time once again to pack up and run!
Every year, PETA calls on animal advocates all around the
world to join the PETA
Pack and team-train to run a race and raise money for animals. Joining the team gets
you three months of virtual coaching—plus a stylin' PETA Pack T-shirt to wear
on race day, your own personal fundraising page, inspiration to get in the best
shape of your life, chances to win cool prizes and awards, and the great
feeling that comes from knowing that you're helping animals!
Last year, the pack included more than 600 runners, from coast to coast and all
around the world. Together, the team raised more than $120,000. This year, the pack is
looking to double those figures.
That's where you come in: Whether you get winded walking to
the mailbox or are a seasoned marathoner, there's a place for you on the team. The
training schedule is broken down into easy, intermediate, and advanced options
so that you can pick the track that's right for you.
So—are you in? For a summer of fitness, activism, solidarity,
fundraising, sport, teamwork, and friendship, join the PETA Pack today!
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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