One of our dogs would love this. One would sit down in the grass and not move. If you’re dog’s a runner, here’s some information about a 5k coming up Sunday:
Heartland Weimaraner Rescue, sponsored by Purina Pro Plan Rally to Rescue, will host their second annual ‘Ghost Runners 5K Dog Run’ at Lake Hefner’s Star and Stripes Park on October 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. This is Heartland’s premier fundraising event for the year, and is the only timed and sanctioned race in the state of Oklahoma to be run with dogs. It is a USATF certified course and will be digitally timed by DG Productions.
Participants are encouraged to bring their dog to the event and will be allowed to complete the entire run with them as long as they are leashed and runner-friendly. Heartland will allow one dog per participant, and requires that all dogs be on leashes at all times, current on vaccinations, not be in heat, and not be aggressive.
Registration for the race will be open until 1:30 p.m. on race day. Runners can register online at www.GhostRunner5k.com for $25, or on race day at the Stars and Stripes park pavilion from noon – 1:30 p.m. Race day registration will be $30. As of Friday, October 21st, there were nearly 300 runners registered for the event and Heartland expects to have approximately 375 by race day.
Heartland will be hosting two packet pick up days for those runners who register early. The first pick up will be at A1 Pet Emporium, 9417 N. May in Oklahoma City, on October 28 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The second pick up will be at Best Feet Forward on October 29 from noon – 3 p.m. Best Feet Forward is located at 7431 N. May in Oklahoma City.
Race day booths and entertainment will be open and free to the public from noon – 5 p.m. Food and beverages, along with a kid’s fun zone will also be set up near the pavilion.
Money raised from the Ghost Runners 5K Dog Run will be used to assist Heartland with medical and foster expenses for dogs in the program.
To participate, volunteer, or become a sponsor please contact Traci Steelman at 405-306-4603, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the HWR race website at www.GhostRunners5k.com.