This Race is for the Dogs | Events
Runners with two and four legs are being encouraged to participate in an upcoming race in Rochester.
Saturday's "New Leash on Life" 5K is for dogs... and their human running partners.
This is the first year for the event. It is a fundraiser to support programs offered by the race organizers, Zumbro Valley Mental Health and Paws and Claws Humane Society. The groups hope that the 5K dog race and 3K dog walk increases awareness about mental illness and the positive impact pets have on reducing stress and anxiety for their owners.
The race begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2 at Silver Lake Park Pool in Rochester. For more information, go to http://www.zumbromhc.org/news/new-leash-on-life-5k.html.