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Take on a 5k . . . With Your Dog!

Spring is a great time to get outside and run around . . . and I don't mean just for your dog! Make it a team effort and train for a 5K that your furry pal can participate in as well. There are plenty of fun runs that benefit not only your health, but the animal shelters and programs that host the events get a much-needed bump in funds from all those entry fees.
Running can seem like a scary sport to break into if you aren't the natural-born runner, but Fit assures us that it's easier than we think. Plus, with your fur-laden companion by your side, it just might be fun and gives you a good chance to meet 'n greet new people and pups for you and Fido to befriend (and possibly doggie date)! Who knew fitness could be great for filling up your date book as well!? To scour my list of doggie dashes and furry 5Ks taking place through May, just


See Spot Run 5k Run/Walk
Saturday, March 29.
JF Gregory Park
Richmond Hill, GA

Richmond SPCA Dog Jog and 5k Run
Saturday, March 29
Robins-Starr Humane Center
Richmond, VA

Dog Day 5k
Saturday, April 5
North Carolina University Club
Raleigh, NC

Mutt's N Masters 5k Run
Saturday, April 12
Veterans Memorial Leisure Services Center
Las Vegas, NV

Hound Dog Hustle 5k Run
Saturday, April 19
Oak Grove Park
Grapevine, TX

Walk The Dog 5k
Saturday, April 19
Bill Burke Park
Salina, Kansas

Animals For Life 5k Run for Rescue
Saturday, April 26
Quassy Amusement Park
Middlebury, CT

Run and Romp
Saturday, April 26
Shoreview Community Center
Shoreview, MN

Miss Reveille Dog Walk and 5K Fun Run
Sunday, April 27
Texas Medical Center
Huston, TX

Atlanta Dog Jog
Saturday, April 28
Piedmont Park
Atlanta, GA

Canine Canter for Cancer 2Mi Run/Walk
Sunday, May 4
Como Park
Saint Paul, MN

HS Run For the Dogs
Saturday, May 10
East Lake Village Park
Lees Summit, MO

Doggie Dash 5k
Saturday, May 31
William Land Park
Sacramento, CA

Know of any that I'm missing? Add the info in your comments!


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