2013 Dog Jog. Courtesy/FOS
On your mark, get set, Wag! Dogs and their human companions will gather at the White Rock United Methodist Church (note new location) at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 26, to run the 3.1 mile (5k) course or walk the 2-mile course in the annual Dog Jog.
Race prizes and awards will be given for the fastest runners, random walkers and dogs in all manner of fun categories.
Coordinated by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club, Mountain Canine Corps and Atomic City Roadrunners, the Dog Jog is a fundraising event for the Los Alamos Friends of the Shelter. Friends of the Shelter is a non-profit organization that sponsors volunteers for the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and helps purchase needed items and vet services for the homeless dogs and cats in northern New Mexico.
The time is now for Early Bird 2014 Los Alamos Dog Jog registration. Early Bird entry fees are $20 for adults and older children and $5 for children ages 11 and under. Participants registering now will save $5 off the entry fee for the Saturday, April 26 event, if their entries are received on or before Sunday, April 6. Each participant will receive a snazzy event T-shirt with a logo designed by local elementary school student Katie Laintz and a packet filled with entertaining and educational dog related information.
Anyone interested in joining the fun can get entry forms at the Friends of the Shelter website (http://www.lafos.org/dogjog) or at Los Alamos businesses, including Pet Pangaea, Ridgeview Veterinary Hospital and Animal Clinic of Los Alamos.