Saturday, February 28, 2015

Payin' for the Spayin' 5k

Today is certainly a snowy day, but that didn't stop us from heading to Crocker, Missouri to run the Payin' for the Spayin' 5k benefiting Loving Paws Adoption Center (Pulaski County Humane Society). It was about 19 degrees at race time with a cold wind and snowflakes falling. The turnout was really great, especially for the weather.

The slogan for the race was cute: "Dogs can't add and cats can't subtract but they sure can multiply"  - as you can guess by the name and slogan, the funds raised assisted with the shelter's spay and neuter efforts.

Nick and Ruger took first overall (first runner in and first dog). Nick said Ruger had a great race and one of his best finishes.

Joy and Denali were the first females in, as well as the second dog. Joy had a bit more adventurous race. The clip that attaches Denali's line to Joy's belt popped open and Joy spent a portion of the race chasing Denali down, yelling "Denali, whoa" and "Denali, what the heck are you doing and WHY won't you stop?" all while barreling down a hill. Needless to say, it was not really funny at the time, but it is now. Denali stayed on course the whole time, and Joy was able to catch her within about 1/4 mile - it just seemed further! Needless to say, it was not really funny at the time, but it is now. Denali had a great finish as well and a good run overall.

The awards ceremony was held inside where some tasty crepes were waiting. This was a great test for the dogs as the yummy treats were being passed back and forth over their heads. Very tempting!

Overall, it was a great (hilly) race. The course was well marked and we had a great time.

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Ruger and Denali's Medals - 1st and 2nd Dog

After the race with our sweet dogs. 

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