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Bring your Dog! Don't have a dog but love to be around them? Come anyways and join the fun! This race is a timed 5k fun run and 1 mile trail course for humans and their four legged friends. Course is 95% trail with a few rolling hills, beginning and ending at the Tuscarawas Shelter in Firestone Park (as part of the Summit Metro Parks). All participants in the 5k will receive a T-shirt and finishers medal! We will be giving out the following awards : Top Dog for the first dog to cross the 5k finish line, Best Dressed Dog, and Best Dressed Team (dog and handler). For the 1-mile, you can get a t-shirt at an additional cost, but you will receive a medal.
Santa will be making a visit, and we will have lots of fun photo ops and great cider, hot chocolate and other goodies. Proceeds to benefit RunningDog, a volunteer program currently based in Akron, Ohio. Our trained runners donate their time to take homeless dogs, found in rescues and shelters, out for much needed runs and socialization.
Packet pick-up will be at Second Sole Akrun, 1466 North Portage Path, Akron OH 44313 on Friday, December 7 from 4-7pm. Race day pick up will be at the Tuscarawas Shelter, Firestone Park, 2620 Harrington Road, Akron OH 44319 from 7:30-8:30am. We strongly encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day.
RunningDog’s mission is to keep adoptable dogs physically active, mentally stimulated and emotionally balanced using a structured running and mentoring program. Our work helps to produce dogs that are more adoptable, as a dog that is kenneled for the majority of its day can suffer from anxiety and stress and does not show well to potential adopters. Our program provides regular, sustained exercise, which helps a dog to stay physically fit, while providing opportunities for leash training, exposure to new sights and sounds, and the chance for one-on-one human interaction.
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