Kompassion Run for rescued farmed animals set for Sunday | TheUnion.com

Kompassion Run for rescued farmed animals set for Sunday

The annual Kompassion Run, “the only run that ends with a cow kiss,” returns to Grass Valley in October, with special guests including hundreds of rescued animals. The 2016 Kompassion Run features a morning 10K or 5K run or walk through idyllic Animal Place, a 600-acre sanctuary for farmed animals.

Along with the run/walk, there will be a quarter-mile “Bunny Fun Run” for kids, a DJ, vegan BBQ, kids’ fun table, animal tours – where everyone can meet and pet the rescued animals – and speakers. Non-running friends and family are welcome (no dogs, please) to cheer the runners on and meet the animals after the run. All proceeds from the Kompassion Run will benefit Animal Place.

The run is Sunday, with check in at 8 a.m. and the 10K & 5K runs at 9 a.m. The run will take place at 17314 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

Speakers include Kim Sturla, co-founder and executive director of Animal Place; Nikki Warren, motivational speaker and founder of Kaia Fit; and Shauna Schultz, registered dietitian and nutrition instructor.

“The Kompassion Run is one of the most beautiful races anyone will ever run,” said Sturla. “For the second year in a row, we’ve marked out a course to showcase the autumn beauty of the Sierra Nevada foothills and the haven we have created for the special animals who live at Animal Place. There isn’t another 10K or 5K like it in California, if not the rest of the country.”

For more information, or to register, visit kompassionrun.com.

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