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Bark & Brew Event and 5K Run presented by Chief Financial Credit Union

Join Chief Financial Credit Union and Leader Dogs for the Blind for the unofficial kickoff to the summer season: Bark & Brew! Leader Dogs for the Blind is excited to announce that Bark & Brew is returning to  Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Rochester Hills at Crooks & M59! The community is also invited to lace up your running shoes on Saturday, June 4 either in-person or virtually for the Bark & Brew 5K!

Bark & Brew is an outdoor, family-friendly event! Support Leader Dog while you enjoy a famous Griffin Claw brew, live music, a kids' play area with inflatables, carnival games, and a rock wall. Meet and greet with Future Leader Dogs, Leader Dogs in training, and working Leader Dogs. 

“We are so happy to be live and in-person again this year as we kick off Summer with our Bark & Brew event at Griffin Claw Brewing Company and the Bark & Brew 5K at Bloomer Park,” said Dani Landolt Chief Marketing Officer, Leader Dogs for the Blind. "Chief Financial Credit Union has been Presenting Sponsor since year one for both events and has been an incredible Leader Dog supporter even longer than that! Please come on out to this family-friendly day of fun that will help more people who are blind live an unstoppable life!”

The Bark & Brew 5K features both 5K and 1-mile routes and will take place at Bloomer Park (no entry fee for the park is required for anyone participating in the run/walk).

The 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run both include free entry to Bark & Brew after the run at Griffin Claw Brewing Company in Rochester Hills from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. 

Pre-registration for $8 tickets ends June 3 at 11 pm. Bark & Brew tickets will be available on June 4 online and at the door for $10. 

Registration for the 5K ends on June 04, 2022. Can't make it to Rochester on race day? Participate virtually on June 4 from wherever you live and share your experience on social media using the hashtag #barkandbrew5K!

5K participants receive a race t-shirt, medal, race bib, and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.

Fun Run participants also receive a race t-shirt, race bib, and a coupon for a free, age-appropriate beverage at the Bark & Brew event.

Take your Bark & Brew 5K experience to the next level by fundraising along the way! Participants who fundraise and meet certain goals will receive special prizes including a plush Leader Dog puppy, a Leader Dog t-shirt, and a Leader Dog Braille travel mug!

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