Monday, March 3, 2014

The 5K Run/walk for the Dog Park will be a unique event!

On April 5th, 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.

This run/walk will be unique: we will be offering free Boston Stoker Coffee, Hot Chocolate, and free Marco’s Pizza and breadsticks.

At our race/walk you have a chance to win some of the best sugar cookies in Darke County. All our awards will be doggie bone shaped sugar cookies, made and donated by Eileen Litchfield. We will also be offering a microchip clinic for your dog. Details to follow at the Facebook-page We will also have free home made treats for your dog.

Along with all the regular 5K awards we will be giving special awards to people who run/walk with their dog. Your dog can run, walk, be carried or in a wagon/stroller.

The park was built without tax dollars by members of the Darke County Friends of the Shelter through fundraisers, grants and donations and 100% of the money from this event will also go to the dog park. 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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