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Miles for Mutts 2016

Manatawny Creek Winery

5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk
Sunday, September 25, 2016
9 am to 12 noon


The beautiful winery is the backdrop for TLC’s second annual race event benefiting the dogs we rescue.

5K Race: Run or walk the 3.2-mile course through the stunning grounds of the winery. There will be water stations along the way for people and dogs. This timed activity will have a race clock at the finish for instant results and also post them on pretzelcitysports.com. The race begins at 9 am.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male, top 3 female, and top 3 dog finishers. Top 3 male and female finishers for each age bracket (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+) will also be presented with awards.

1-Mile Fun Walk: This activity is designed for those who want a more leisurely and shorter distance through the lovely grounds. Great for families and lower energy dogs. The Fun Walk will start following the 5K.

Participation: People of all ages are welcome to participate. It is a best practice to keep yourself hydrated. Some people may need to consult with a healthcare provider before participating. Dogs should be kept hydrated as well. Dogs need to be be well behaved, vaccinated, and kept on a non-retractable leash. Please make sure you clean up any waste.

Festivities: Enjoy the jamboree atmosphere as live music plays while you peruse the vendor tables and grab a bite at the food trucks.

Manatawny Creek Winery

227 Levengood Rd
Douglassville, PA 19518

Event Day Schedule

  • 8 am: packet pickup and race day registration.
  • 9 am: 5K Race; 1-Mile Fun Walk follows. Race awards will be presented when the walk is over.
  • 8 am to noon: Music, vendor tables, food trucks.
  • Winery tasting room will be open for the event. The beautiful venue has decks overlooking the vineyards.

Contact the Event Coordinator, Traci Slaybaugh, with any questions: MilesForMutts@TLCrescuePA.com or call 484-868-2061.


Register early to guarantee receiving a goodie bag with race T-shirt. Be one of the first 100 adults (21 and over) to pre-register and get a commemorative wine glass as well.

  On or before
Sep 2, 2016
By Sep 11, 2016 Sep 12, 2016
to race day
5K Race $30 $30 $35
5K Race for Sly Fox Track Club Members $25 $25 $30
1-Mile Fun Walk $15 $15 $20
  T-shirt guaranteed. Wine glass for 1st 100 adults (21 and over) T-shirts and wine glasses subject to availability.

Online registration provided by Pretzel City Sports and Sly Fox Track Club.

Register by mail

Venue: Manatawny Creek Winery

Beautiful Manatawny Creek Winery near Pottstown, PA

Manatawny Creek Winery sign Grape vines at Manatawny Creek Winery
Barn at winery Picnic table at winery
Walk/run path at the winery Tasting area at winery

Sponsor & Vendor Opportunities

Support To Love A Canine Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, while promoting your business in the community.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsors will receive mentions in promotional materials and social media postings leading up to and after this event.

Great Pyrenees Level: $1,000
  • Top billing of company logo on event banner.
  • Top billing of single color ~4”x4” company logo on event T-shirts.
  • Your logo with link to company website on the TLC website for 1 year.
  • Vendor space at event.


German Shepherd Level: $750
  • Company logo on event banner.
  • Single color ~2.5”x2” company logo on event T-shirts.
  • Your logo with link to company website on the TLC website for 1 year.
  • Vendor space at event.


Coonhound Level: $500
  • Small company logo on event banner.
  • Company name listed on adult-size event T-shirts.
  • Company logo on Miles For Mutts event page on the TLC website.
  • Vendor space at event.


Chihuahua Level: $250
  • Small company logo on event banner.
  • Company logo on Miles For Mutts event page on the TLC website.
  • Vendor space at event.

Sponsor Deadlines

Aug. 27, 2016: Sponsor application must be submitted and payment received on or before this date. See form for submission instructions.

Aug. 29, 2016: High-resolution vector graphic file of company logo must be received on or before this date. Banner graphic must be in .eps format. Files should be emailed to: MilesForMutts@TLCrescuePA.com.

Call: 484-868-2061

Email: MilesForMutts@TLCrescuePA.com

Vendor Opportunities

We’d like to offer you a great opportunity to promote your products and services to the local community. Join To Love a Canine, Inc. by setting up a table at our annual family event. This year the backdrop to your booth will be the beautiful Manatawny Creek Winery. The activity schedule is set up so racers and family members will have plenty of time to peruse the vendor area before and after both our 5K race and 1-mile fun walk. Race registration and check-in will be in the same area.

  • 7:30-8:00 am setup for this 4-hour event in a festival atmosphere.
  • Only $25 to host a table to give you this great business awareness opportunity.
  • This includes a listing in our TLCRescuePa.com website Miles for Mutts thank-you section.
  • We provide the beautiful scenery rain or shine, you provide your setup.
  • Please note this is an outside area with no power source.
  • We’ve found basket raffles and giveaways at vendor tables work very well with our supporters.
  • Vendor booking form and payment due by September 10th.

Please feel free to contact our Event Coordinator, Traci Slaybaugh
TSlaybaugh@TLCRescuePA.com or call 484-868-2061.

Support & Donations

We’d like to offer you a great opportunity to have your product placed in our event. Local community members, our staff, and race setup crew will be introduced to the items you donate for use by To Love a Canine’s Miles for Mutts, fun family event. Last year’s event included close to 200 racers and drew additional crowds of staff, supporters and volunteers. This year we have a new, novel venue and the coordination efforts of the Sly Fox Track Club to promote our event to audiences we were not exposed to last year.

  • Your donations can be used throughout our event, as raffle items, or as prizes for our race winners.
  • We would be happy to add your bulk family-friendly product donation to the goodie bag we give to each participant.
  • You will be listed in our TLCRescuePa.com website Miles for Mutts thank-you section.
  • To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that is very appreciative of our supporters.
  • Donations made to TLC are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Please consider donating your product, food, water, gift cards, raffle baskets, even cash to support this great cause. If you are interested in donating to this year’s event please contact Traci Slaybaugh by email TSlaybaugh@TLCRescuePA.com or call 484-868-2061 and a committee member will come to you.

Donations and vendors will be mentioned in our social media postings prior to and during the event. Please help the pups of To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. by being a part of this event.

To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. (TLC) is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on May 3, 2013 and recognized as a 501(c)(3) by the IRS. TLC’s IRS identification number (EIN) is 46-2618710. Donations made to TLC are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law. The official registration and financial information of To Love a Canine Rescue, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Thanks to our sponsors, we can have a full lineup at our event

Without the support of our sponsors and donations from our supporters, we couldn’t make all this possible.
  • Metropolitan Veterinary Associates
  • Abel Brothers Towing
  • Sonny Boy
  • Brinker Capital
  • Exton Vet Clinic
  • Bark Busters
  • Tobin’s Feed & Seed
  • Only Results Fitness
  • J. Vincent Concrete Contractor, Inc.

Event packet

Thank you to our sponsors and donors for making our packets possible. The Lucy Pet Foundation donated our sturdy event bags which include some sample pet products, LaRouche Posay sunscreen, and more!

Each participant will receive a commemorative cotton T-shirt printed by Aybar Sportswear.

The first 100 adults to register will also receive a commemorative wine glass.


The race prizes were made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and a few special donors. Stunt Puppy donated two of their Stunt Runner™ leashes for the top two dogs. Our third place dog will get a wonderful toy.

How could we be at the beautiful venue without taking advantage of the wine? We’ll have wine and wine accessories for our adult winners thanks to our sponsors and a generous donation from Leslie Randall.

For our winners under the age of 21, we have a variety of age-appropriate prizes. All winners will be awarded a medal.


We’d like to thank the following companies for donating their products for our raffles.

Disney Park Hopper passes. 4 one-day Park Hopper passes to Walt Disney World (value $620). Donated by Disney.

Sly Fox Brewery gift basket. The Sly Fox gift basket is filled with great craft beer goodies like coasters, koozies, and glassware. Additionally, you’ll find a variety of Sly Fox brews including a 750mL bottle and a few of our signature cans.

Fit Ryde Fitness Classes. 2 Gift certificate raffle prizes for a month membership for cycle classes (value $125) and Barre classes (value $125). Donated by Fit Ryde.

Food for purchase

  • Bucktowne Grille food truck
  • Brusters Ice Cream cart
  • Manatawny Creek Winery Tasting Room

Vendors Tables to Visit

Mill around in the festival-like atmosphere and patronize our vendors.

Pet supplies & services

  • Tobin’s Feed & Seed
  • Metropolitan Veterinary Services
  • Yard Doody

People Supplies & Services

  • Passion, Path & Purpose
  • Vital Touch Wellness Massages
Thanks to our sponsors:
Sly Fox Running Club logo     Brinker Capital logo     Centre for Healing Arts logo     Lifetime Fat Loss Centers logo
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