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Challenge Yourself to a 5K — With Your Dog!

Right now 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 POPSUGAR Fitness has some tips to get started. Plus, with your fur-laden companion by your side, it just might be fun! Taking on a run with your pup also gives you a good chance to meet new people and pups! To find a dog-friendly 5K near you, check out this list here.

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