Animal advocates create 'Good Dog Jog' virtual 5K for social distancing runners

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With social distancing in effect and unemployment skyrocketing, nonprofit organizations have to get creative these days when it comes to fundraising. Now there's a virtual 5K and walk that you can do on your own time.

The Pennsylvania SPCA and the Main Line Animal Rescue are doing a "Good Dog Jog" now through Saturday, April 18.

Allison Hough, the executive director of philanthropy for the PSPCA, said it starts with registering online.

"And you pay your registration fee, which shows your support to the mission," she explained. 

Hough continued, "Then on your own time with your own family and your own dog, you go out and you run your own 5K and you do your own 2K walk around your neighborhood where you feel safe, and then you can support us through tagging us on social media and kind of having fun with it and just showing your support of rescuing animals in the area."

Event T-shirts are available for purchase too.