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2022 Donut 5K Holiday Run and Walk to be Extra Sweet for Four Local Animal Rescues

16th annual event to take place on Saturday, December 24 in Carmel


CARMEL, Ind. (October 28, 2022) – Event organizers for the 16th annual Donut 5K Holiday Run and Walk are hoping to make this year’s event extra sweet for four Indiana-based animal rescue organizations. Proceeds from the 2022 event will benefit Homer’s Helpers Animal Rescue, Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue, the Humane Society for Boone County, and the Animal Protection League.


The 2022 Donut 5K, one of the area’s largest holiday run-walk events, will take place on Saturday, December 24 at the Carmel Racquet Club. The dog-friendly race features donuts, courtesy of Jack’s Donuts, along the course and at the finish line. The post-race party includes vendors, a silent auction, costume contests for participants and dogs, and an ‘adult drinkery’ stocked with Samuel Adams beer and Truly Hard Seltzer. All proceeds from the ‘$10 fill it up bag’ apparel sale also benefit the four event charities.


Homer’s Helpers Animal Rescue provides animal welfare education and resources to the community in Alexandra, Ind. The foster-based animal rescue is working toward building a physical animal shelter to greater address local needs.


Indy Great Pyrenees Rescue is focused on providing caring forever homes for unwanted and abandoned Great Pyrenees dogs and reducing the number of Pyrenees forced into rescue. To date, the organization has helped nearly 1,300 Great Pyrenees.


The Humane Society for Boone County, located in Whitestown, Ind., is dedicated to the task of animal welfare, rescue and education in Boone County. The shelter operates through a network of generous donors, volunteers and foster families.


The Animal Protection League is the only open admission shelter in Anderson, Ind. Since partnering with the city to manage its shelter in 2011, the nonprofit has worked to find loving and lifelong adopters for the homeless cats and dogs in the community.


In addition to the event benefiting animal rescues, Central Indiana-based nonprofit Changing Footprints will be on site at the event to collect gently worn running shoes. Since its launch in 2005, Changing Footprints has donated more than 400,000 pairs of shoes to those in need locally and around the world.


To learn more and register for the Donut 5K, please visit


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About CRRG Events:

CRRG Events is an event management and production company with more than 20 years of producing successful running events. Based in Carmel, Indiana, CRRG Events has staged and managed events across 11 states ranging from a 1-mile football halftime race to ultramarathons. For more information, please visit


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