Eighth annual ‘Bark in the Park’ slated for March 21


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.


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