The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons
, Inc. (ARF
) will hold its 23rd Annual "Stroll to the Sea" Dog Walk on Saturday, October 8th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event is the perfect family outing in the Hamptons community. Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage, while promoting responsible dog ownership and awareness of ARF.
"It is surely one of our favorite days of the year! Thank you to all of our sponsor and donors within the community and beyond that help to make this event extra special," remarked Jamie Berger, Director of Marketing and Communications of ARF of the Hamptons.
The route will cover two miles - to the ocean and back, beginning at the historic Mulford Farm
, owned by the East Hampton Historical Society
in East Hampton Village. The pre-registration fee for adults is $30 ($35 on the day of the event) and free for children under 16 with a registered adult.
You can stop by the ARF Adoption Center in Wainscott for a registration brochure, or many other local merchants in the neighboring villages.
All registrants of "Stroll to the Sea" will receive free nail clippings for their dogs, an event tee shirt, tote bag, and refreshments including Starbucks
Coffee, Dreesen's Famous Donuts
, and dog treats from South Fork Pet Company. Isaac Mizrahi
will feature his artwork on this year's tee shirt.
Following the two mile walk, there will be contests including "Dog/Companion Look Alike," the "Pooch Who Can Smooch" and "Stupid Pet Tricks." The grand prize for winners is a charming crystal dog by Baccarat
. A dog agility course will also be set up for all to try. Singer/songwriter Sandy Rapp
will provide entertainment for the day, and there will be a silent and Lucky #'s auction with many exciting products, services, and experiences for owners and pets. The day is certainly filled with endless fun for families and pets!
Activities will run all day that are perfect for kids, parents, and pets. (Courtesy Photo)
Participants can set up their own page or join a team. Prizes for top fundraisers include three nights with a coastal view at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay, California, a summer share for the 2017 season Amber Waves Farm
in Amagansett, and a pet page in the 2018 ARF Pet Calendar. The top child prize (under 16) is a bicycle from the Sag Harbor Cycle Company.
Isaac Mizrahi New York will donate a special gift to every participant who collects $250 or more in pledges. Those who register as a "Top Dog" (contributing $250), or a "Great Dane" (contributing $500), are invited to attend the exclusive Kick-Off Cocktail Party on Friday, October 7th at 6 p.m. hosted by committee member Annne Farro and her former ARFan Brinkley at the East Hampton waterfront home of ARF supporters and adopters Patrick Campion and Richard Ziegelasch.
The dog contests and awards ceremony will commence at 11 a.m. and the "Stroll to the Sea" festivities conclude at 12 p.m. The rain date for this event is Sunday, October 9th (with an 8 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. walk).
Registration for "Stroll to the Sea" begins at 9 a.m. and the walk starts promptly at 10 a.m.
ARF takes in over 1,500 cats and dogs every year to provide the animals will food, exercise, and shelter. Events like "Stroll to the Sea" help support the great work of ARF.
Mulford Farm is located at 10 James Lane in East Hampton. For more information, call 631-537-0400 or visit http://www.arfhamptons.org/events/dogwalk/?utm_source=hamptons&utm_medium=community&utm_campaign=article.
Sydney Braat is a Hamptons-raised and NYC-living journalist. She enjoys splitting her time between the bustling city life and relaxing atmosphere of the Hamptons. When she's not writing, Sydney is traveling. She thrives off of new experiences, cultures, cuisine, and languages. Sydney writes about the arts, philanthropy, food & wine, and shopping.