Tour de Corgi was founded in 2014, by corgi owner, Tracy Stewart, after she saw Facebook videos of SoCal Corgi Beach Day.
When she Googled to learn more about the corgi beach day, she found other corgi events like Portland’s Corgi Walk on the Pearl and DC’s Corgi March on Washington.
This made Tracy think, ‘Why not have a corgi event in Fort Collins? …But, what would the name be? …It should be something associated with the community. …How about ‘Tour de Corgi?’ …It would be a crazy carnival parade like ‘Tour de Fat’ only with corgis.’ So, she created a group page and event on Facebook.
Tracy figured she’d be lucky if her own corgi associates showed up. But instead, it went viral on Facebook. When the number of participants got close to one hundred, she knew she would need permits, a budget, and most of all, help! So, she formed another Facebook Group, the Tour de Corgi Planning Committee. And, luckily quite a few corgi lovers stepped up to lend a paw.
The first event took place at Library Park on a Saturday October 4, 2014. It paraded down College Ave. around Old Town Square and back. Hundreds of corgi families participated. The corgis, families and parade observers had a great time socializing and laughing at all the cute corgis and costumes. They couldn’t wait to do it again. So, the Annual Tour de Corgi was born.
Tour de Corgi’s 2020 proceeds benefit 4 Paws Pet Pantry, Colorado Corgis & Friends, Bandit’s Bandaid, Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue
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Thanks to our committee members:
Malini Ramakumar Bartels
Corrie Mae Bentley
Carissa Frausto, Webmaster
Charis Willyerd, Webmaster
Wendy & Scott Hoffecker
Reese Maria Johnston