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My name is Amelia Cameron and I am a Sophomore at Village Academy High School. I am doing this race as a community service project. This school project is called a Capstone and we choose a service based topic that revolves around something we love. I am a runner - currently, in Cross Country and Indoor/Outdoor Track - and I have volunteered at humane societies while being an all-around animal lover. Putting two of my passions together, running and helping animals, has made me super excited to put on this event.
The Bark in the Park 5k is a race dedicated to helping save the lives of shelter animals in need of loving homes. The race will give all of the proceeds and donations to the Union and Delaware County Humane Societies. This race will begin at Murphy Park in Powell, OH at 8:00 am and will go through neighborhood streets. The top three male and female finishers by gun time will receive medals. Also, Bark in the Park is dog-friendly, so please bring your four-legged friends; however, they must be other dog and people friendly as well as updated on their vaccinations. All participants will receive race swag and if you bring a friendly dog, please see the check-in table regarding picking up their own race swag before the race begins. The Bark in the Park 5k is striving towards raising awareness and donations for these abused and neglected animals. So, please join us on June 16th, 2019 to help these animals in desperate need of loving homes, by racing for and donating to the cause.
Save time in line on race morning and pick up your race gear at Columbus Running Company's Dublin location (6465 Perimeter Dr). Visit the running experts at the CRC on Friday, June 14th from 10a-8p or Saturday, June 15th from 10a-6p, and maybe pick out a pair of sunglasses to keep you looking sharp out on the course.
Parking will be at Murphy Park's parking lot and the parking lots in front of Monte Carlo's Restuarant, the Goddard School, Best Friend's Animal Hospital, and HER Realtors. Please note that there will be no parking in front of the parking lot for Handel's Ice Cream and other businesses (signs will be up race day to direct parking). Full details will be sent in the race-week email to all registered participants.
The Bark in the Park will be chip timed by the Columbus Running Company. Special awards will be provided to the top 3 overall female and male finishers across the finish line!
Event proceeds will be distributed to local humane societies like the Union County Humane Society and the Humane Society of Delaware County. You can donate more by clicking on the DONATE button at the top of the page.
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