Thursday, March 26, 2015

2nd 5K Run/walk for the Dog Park

The Darke County Friends of the Shelter is having the 2nd 5K race to benefit the dog park. Entrants may run or walk the event. As an added bonus this race will be part of the Darke County Wellness Challenge, formerly known as Wayne Healthcare Challenge.

The 5K will be held at the Darke County Fairgrounds on April 11th 2015 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.

The Friends of the Shelter's goal for their first run/walk in 2014 was to make it like no other in Darke County - and they did it. This year they want and will build up on this success.They 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.

This event is sponsored by Edgetown Veterinary Clinic and Laser Center, Pooch Parlor, Zeke & Minnie Litchfield, Dr. Barry Family Dentistry, Greenville Federal, Double M Diner, Jeff Hole and Max, Second National Bank, Kline Timber, Majestic Pet Cremation Services, Hartzell Veterinary Service, Arcanum Veterinary Service, Greenville National Bank, Buddy and Turbo Dean and Dr. Tom Brown.

Donations are from Jim Gable Insurance, YMCA, WalMart, Kroger, Brenda’s Beanery, Eileen Litchfield, Taco Bell, KFC, Arcanum Veterinary Service, Boston Stoker, Marco’s Pizza, John and Heidi Aukerman.

Dr. Farst (Arcanum Veterinary Service) will be offering discounted micro chiping at the event. 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 further to improve the park.

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 the organization's facebook page

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