Pet-lovers and their canine companions will find Fido-friendly activities throughout the weekend, culminating in the return of the “Gone to the Dogs” puppy pool party on closing day of Raging Waters Water Park.
New this year, the Wild Half race series introduces the first-ever Doggie Dash. Pooches will set the pace for the 5K and 1 mile races taking place on Sat., Sept. 10. Both events kick-off at 9 a.m. at the 25’ tall fire hydrant on Poplar Avenue. Participants and their pups receive a complimentary event shirt, doggie bandana, bark-tastic dog tag, discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers for the weekend, and an after-party complete with music, food and pet-friendly activities.
Prices start at $30 for humans and $5 for dogs. Proceeds from the race will benefit Team Foster, a non-profit organization that pairs service dogs with veterans suffering from combat-related disabilities.
Every $5 dog entry fee will go directly to Team Foster, and Morey’s Piers will match it with an additional $5 donation per dog registration.
To sign-up, visit: http://www.active.com/wildwood-nj/running/distance-running-races/wild-half-race-series-doggie-dash-2016.
In other events, dogs will be welcomed to tee off at the new Starlux mini golf course. “Putts for Mutts” will take place Fri., Sept. 9 through Sun., Sept. 11 with $5 from each admission benefiting the Wildwood Police K9 Unit. Each guest will receive a commemorative “Putts for Mutts” golf ball and dogs will receive a souvenir gift. Starlux Mini Golf prices start at $8 for nine holes, $12 for 18 holes and $16 for 27 holes for adults. Children 12 and under are $6 for nine holes, $10 for 18 holes and $14 for 27 holes.
The weekend will culminate with the annual puppy pool party on Sunday, September 11 at Raging Waters Water Park from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with event check-in to begin at 5 p.m. Celebrating the close of the water park for the season, canines have free rein to paddle along the river adventure, play in the fountain pool or fetch tennis balls in the activity pool. Water bowls and free dog treats will be stationed throughout Raging Waters during the event and each dog will receive a Morey’s Piers souvenir to take home. Owners will find food and beverage menu options at the Wrecker’s Beach Grill for purchase. Admission is $20 per dog and $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the New Jersey SPCA and the Cape May County Animal Shelter.
To register, visit: http://www.moreyspiers.com/events/event/gone-to-the-dogs.
For more directions and more information, head to Morey’s Piers, visit www.moreyspiers.com.