Fur Was Flying for a Cause at the Flying Pig Marathon’s IAMS Flying Fur Dog Run

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WHO:

    Pawl Griffin, VP of Canine Communications for IAMS, and IAMS Flying Fur dog run participants
 

WHAT:

IAMS partnered with the Flying Pig Marathon to create the first-ever IAMS Flying Fur, a two-mile dog run, that took place on Sat., May 3 as part of the 3-day Flying Pig Marathon weekend of activities. In addition, IAMS Bowls of Love, a national program geared towards helping pets in need, committed to donating one large bag of pet food for every dog participating in the run. With a total of 525 dogs at the event, IAMS is donating a total of 7 ½ tons of pet food to the local SPCA Cincinnati!

 

PHOTOS:

Photo 1

Meredith Leslie, of P&G, pets Pawl Griffin, IAMS VP of Canine Communications, as they get ready to run the IAMS Flying Fur dog run in downtown Cincinnati, Sat., May 3, 2014. More than 500 dogs and owners ran in the two-mile race as part of races taking place during the Flying Pig Marathon weekend events. IAMS Bowls of Love will be donating a bag of pet food for each dog running in the event to the SPCA in Cincinnati. (Tom Uhlman/AP Images for IAMS)

 

Photo 2

Meredith Leslie, of P&G, runs with Pawl Griffin, IAMS VP of Canine Communications, during the IAMS Flying Fur dog run in downtown Cincinnati, Sat., May 3, 2014. More than 500 dogs and owners ran in the two-mile race as part of races taking place during the Flying Pig Marathon weekend events. IAMS Bowls of Love will be donating a bag of pet food for each dog running in the event to the SPCA in Cincinnati. (Tom Uhlman/AP Images for IAMS)
 

Photo 3

Runner Sydney Elliott, 9, gets licked by her dog, Belle, on her fake pig nose as they get ready to run the IAMS Flying Fur dog run in downtown Cincinnati, Sat., May 3, 2014. More than 500 dogs and owners ran in the two-mile race as part of races taking place during the Flying Pig Marathon weekend events. IAMS Bowls of Love will be donating a bag of pet food for each dog running in the event to the SPCA in Cincinnati. (Tom Uhlman/AP Images for IAMS)
 

Photo 4

Runners and their dogs cross the finish line during the IAMS Flying Fur dog run in downtown Cincinnati, Sat., May 3, 2014. More than 500 dogs and owners ran in the two-mile race as part of races taking place during the Flying Pig Marathon weekend events. IAMS Bowls of Love will be donating a bag of pet food for each dog running in the event to the SPCA in Cincinnati. (Tom Uhlman/AP Images for IAMS)
 

WHEN:

Sat., May 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET
 

WHERE:

Great American Ball Park

 

100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, OH 45202
 

WHY:

Partnering with Flying Pig Marathon to create a new competition was not only fun for dog owners and their pets, but also a great way to bring awareness and give back to shelters in the Cincinnati area. IAMS Bowls of Love is deeply committed to helping pets in need and partnering with hard-working organizations across the country.
 

Contacts

Citzen Relations for IAMS
Jennifer Nguyen, 949-809-6748
Jennifer.nguyen@citizenrelations.com

Meredith Leslie, of P&G, pets Pawl Griffin, IAMS VP of Canine Communications, as they get ready to run the IAMS Flying Fur dog run in downtown Cincinnati, Sat., May 3, 2014. More than 500 dogs and owners ran in the two-mile race as part of races taking place during the Flying Pig Marathon weekend events. IAMS Bowls of Love will be donating a bag of pet food for each dog running in the event to the SPCA in Cincinnati. (Tom Uhlman/AP Images for IAMS)

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Release Summary

IAMS partnered with the Flying Pig Marathon to create the first-ever IAMS Flying Fur, a two-mile dog run, that took place on Sat., May 3 as part of the 3-day Flying Pig Marathon weekend of activities.

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Contacts

Citzen Relations for IAMS
Jennifer Nguyen, 949-809-6748
Jennifer.nguyen@citizenrelations.com