Vinings Downhill 5K

Vinings Downhill 5K

The Fastest 5K Run in Atlanta Welcomes Canine Companions

Canine Companions for Independence leads the Doggie Dash

The Atlanta Chapter participates in a number of events throughout the year where we can expose the dogs in training to crowds, and in turn, expose the crowds to the mission of Canine Companions.

The Vinings Downhill 5K was one such event. The event featured a 5K run as well as a 1K Doggie Dash for those who prefer to stroll, like our dogs! After all, walking gives the Canine Companions volunteers more opportunity to chat with the other participants about the importance of assistance dogs.

The event organizers, the Vinings Rotary Club, asked us to lead off the Doggie Dash and also offered the chapter a booth where we could showcase literature and give more people a chance to engage with the dogs and observe them in training.

We are always appreciative when community organizations like the Vinings Rotary, reaches out to us. Our dogs always draw attention and we take that as a chance to educate. We are always looking for events where we can participate.

Please contact us if you would like for us to present to your company, organization or group or be a part of your event. Please click here to contact the chapter.