Special to the
Opelika Observer

Join Active Auburn as they kick off the “8th Annual Bark in the Park” on March 21 at Auburn’s Kiesel Park with a three-kilometer race for you and your furriest friends.
Organizers encourage people to grab their running shoes and perfect running “pawtner” for a doggone good time.
Don’t have a running “pawtner”? No worries, the Lee County Humane Society will have adoptable pups available to accompany Jog-a-Dog program participants.
To run with a LCHS pup, one must complete the Jog-a-Dog training before the race. To register for Jog-a-Dog training, visit www.leeecountyhumane.org.
Those who complete the program before the race will receive a discount code to use during online pre-registration that will ensure a pup will be available to run with them on race day. Adoptable dog running partners will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Late and day-of registration costs $25 and can be completed via www.auburnalabama.org/parks/programs/active-auburn/.
A limited number of t-shirts will be available to day-of-race participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Race participants are encouraged to utilize the Nunn Winston entrance off Chadwick Lane for parking and access to the race day registration and check-in table, which will begin at 7:15 a.m. at the Kiesel Park dog park. Day-of registration ends at 7:45 a.m.
The route can be viewed on activeauburn.org and auburnalabama.org/parks. This will not be a timed event.
Prizes for the top-3 finishers overall and awards for the best-dressed pups will be announced at 8:45 a.m. under the white pavilion.
Make sure to stick around for the event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy a variety of vendors promoting responsible dog ownership.
The park is located at 520 Chadwick Lane.