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ALX Dog Walk

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ALX DOG WALK: APRIL 29, 2023, 8:30 AM

What do you get when you bring together a community of adorable dogs with people who love to care for the environment and do good works? Answer: The ALX Dog Walk and a howling good time!

2023 WALK SCHEDULE

7:30-8:30 AM: Participants check-in at Oronoco Bay Park, receive an awesome goodie bag and t-shirt, grab coffee and treats, and enjoy strolling through the Festival of Business Tables and the best dog watching in the DMV! (Walkers will also have the option of a Pre-Event Check-In to grab their swag before Walk day – date to be announced).

8:30 AM: The Walk Program begins with Chuck Bell, NBC Storm Team4 Meteorologist, kicking off the morning and Mayor Justin Wilson and others joining in the welcoming remarks.

9:00 AM: Walkers and dogs enjoy a 2-mile roundtrip walk that begins in Old Town’s Oronoco Bay Park. From the Park, walkers will parade down Union Street, take a left onto Pioneer Mill Way by the judging tables, and return along the breathtaking Waterfront Walk to Oronoco Bay Park for the Awards Celebration.

10:00-11:30 AM: Monte Durham from “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta” will host the Awards Celebration along with Chuck Bell, and they will present prizes to the winners of the Dog Contest. Walkers enjoy the Festival of Biz tables, the puppy play zone for kids, music, food trucks, doggie treats, and more.

DOGGIE CONTEST

Get your poochies ready to parade by a judging panel and compete for awards in the following categories: Funniest Personality, Best Groomed, Fluffiest Tail, Biggest Ears, Coolest Plastic-Free/Upcycled Costume, and Twinsies (dog that most resembles its owner!).

The ALX Dog Walk is a plastic-free/recycled plastic event! #BYOB… bring your own bottle!