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Operation PAWS (North Carolina)

Animals are the rUCKING best!

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Operation PAWS (North Carolina)
Operation PAWS (North Carolina)

Time & Location

Jun 08, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA

About the Event

Operation PAWS (North Carolina)

Distance: 5 +/- miles

Event Brief Time: Saturday 8th June 2024 at 0800 hrs

Event Start Time: Saturday 8th June 2024 at 0830 hrs

Start Location:  Crowders Mountain Linwood Road Access, North Carolina

Event Finish Time: Saturday 8th June 2024 at 1430 hrs

Finish Location:  Crowders Mountain Linwood Road Access, North Carolina


Operation PAWS is about helping local animal shelters and the animals who call it (temporary) home. At GBF we love our four-legged hiking partners, so we designed an event to help the animals who need it most.

This Operation PAWS takes place in the Crowders Mountain State Park.


Operation PAWS mission is to complete the set route, using supplies to donate to local animal shelters as our ruck weight.


Candidates will meet at the Crowders Mountain Linwood Road Access area.

At 0800 hrs, GBF Staff will give an event brief before answering any questions and releasing the candidates to begin the route at 0830 hrs.

There is a generous 6 hour time limit for Operation PAWS and candidates and their pups are free to go at their own pace. Please ensure you download the route.

Service Support

- Mapping. GBF events use the AllTrails app for navigation. To download the route from AllTrails, you will need to sign up for a membership. GBF suggests candidates have a paper map, compass, and GPS too.

- Route. Operation PAWS (NC) route is HERE. Please download the route for offline use.

- Weight. There is no weight requirement but candidates are asked to donate items to the animal shelter. GBF staff will collect these items before or after the event. You can find a generic list of what animal shelters require HERE.

- Equipment.

This list is suggested.

- Checkpoints. There are no checkpoints on this route.

- Rations. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 x energy bars as emergency rations.

- Water. There will be bottled water at the start / finish point. Candidates should carry enough water to last the route distance +3 miles, in case they get lost.

- Medical. A personal medical kit is required by every candidate. GBF Staff must be made aware of any medical conditions prior to starting the event.

- Transport. Transport to and from the event will be at candidates own arrangement.

Command and Signal

GBF HQ - 9419939432

Numbers - Maximum number of candidates 40. Minimum number of candidates 10.

Cost - $25 to include Operation PAWS patch.

Refunds - Refunds will be in the form of a GBF voucher for future events. Refunds within 30 days of an event will not be possible.

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