Saturday, February 1, 2014

5K Run/walk for the Dog Park

The Darke County Friends of the Shelter is having a 5K race to benefit the new dog park. Entrants may run or walk the event. As an added bonus this race will be part of the Wayne Healthcare Challenge.

The 5K will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on April 5th and 100% of the money will go to the dog park. You can participate with or without your dog. If you have a dog, you're encouraged to run/walk with your dog. Special awards will be given to those with dogs. All regular age group awards will be given also. Our goal for this race is to make it like no other in Darke County.

We will have Marcos Pizza and Breadsticks available to everyone at the finish line as well as free Boston Stoker Coffee and Hot Chocolate. Special treats will also be available for the dogs.

The park was built without tax dollars by members of the Darke County Friends of the Shelter through fundraisers, grants and donations. The upkeep expenses, mowing and weeding, are ongoing. The organization also wants to improve the park by adding a shelter house and paving the walkway.

You may download the registration form for the 5K race/run/walk at You may also enter online at Please check for updates and information for this one of a kind event in Darke County at our facebook page

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