The event will benefit PEDIGREE Foundation’s disaster relief efforts and annual shelter and rescue grants. PEDIGREE Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit that is dedicated to ending pet homelessness by supporting shelters and rescue organizations throughout the United States with grants. October is Dog Adoption Awareness month and to raise awareness and support of the work that shelters and rescues do across the country, PEDIGREE Foundation is asking local runners to go online to register for the Virtual Run to help support the cause. “We’d love to have the community support this Virtual Run to help dogs in need across the country,” said Deb Fair, Executive Director of PEDIGREE Foundation. “Now more than ever, shelters are in need of support due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Running virtually in this race is one way we can all work together to raise additional funds to get more dogs adopted.” Team Magic took over management and race production of this event in 2015 and the organization is hopeful to continue the St. Patrick’s Music City Run tradition in downtown Nashville again in March of 2021. “We are going green this October! We were thrilled with the registration numbers for our St. Patrick’s race and we expect the same kind of support for this Virtual Run,” said Faye Yates, Owner/Director of Team Magic. “We are also excited to have Fleet Feet Nashville as our partner in the event as our host of shirt and medal pick up, as well as special prizes for our virtual runners.” Virtual runners are encouraged to share their photos, especially running with their dogs, and use the hashtag #MCRun when sharing online.
To sign up to participate in the Virtual Run visit www.StPatricksNashville.com.