Walk Run Wag has been Friends of MADACC’s flagship event since 2011. Many people have been involved in the hundreds of hours planning and executing the event over the years. To those of you who have participated or volunteered for the event, we appreciate all of your efforts in order to make Walk Run Wag a success, year after year.
In a surprising turn of events, Friends of MADACC was fortunate to inherit the Barktoberfest event from the Residents of Off-leash Milwaukee Dog Parks (ROMP) in 2018. Barktoberfest has since turned into a very popular event for our followers as well as vendors and sponsors. We loved taking on Barktoberfest, but as an all-volunteer-run organization, we found it challenging to plan and execute both Walk Run Wag and Barktoberfest in a way that would not burn out our dedicated Board of Directors and passionate volunteers.
Friends of MADACC recently had to make the difficult decision to scale back our events to ensure an excellent experience for our supporters. Due to the community momentum and excitement for Barktoberfest, we chose to move forward with this event and to sunset Walk Run Wag. We apologize we were not able to continue this wonderful event, and hope that our supporters will understand that it was something we felt we needed to do to keep our organization healthy and successful.
However, the great news is that MADACC staff are already planning Walk Run Wag for 2021 and beyond. We are excited to hand off this event to MADACC staff and know they will make it a huge success next year!