“Doggone” 5K-10K Run/Fun Walk Set for May 14

CURWENSVILLE – The Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic/Animal Welfare Council (AWC) will hold the “Doggone” 5K-10K Run/Fun Walk at 8:30 a.m. May 14 at the Curwensville Lake, located at 1256 Lake Dr., Curwensville.

Packet pick–up will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the dam’s pavilion, and the event will consist of a 5K run/walk, a one-mile fun walk and a 10K run.  All events are open to people and their dogs if they have one.

There is a $15 entry fee for the 5K and 10K and a $10 entry fee for the one-mile fun walk. Registration forms can be obtained at the Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic at 1380 Shawville Hwy., in Woodland (beside the Woodland Post Office).

Registration forms are also available on the AWC Web site www.animal411.net, at the Clearfield YMCA or by e-mailing info@animal411.net. Participants should pre-register for the event by April 30 to be guaranteed a T-shirt.

Leashed pets are welcomed and encouraged by event organizers. All dogs must have proof of a current rabies vaccine. Certificates will be awarded to top male/female finishers in all age groups.

The event will take place rain or shine, and the course will encompass some wooded trails.  The 10K will repeat the course twice.

There will be water stations at every mile marker and water and fruit at the conclusion. There will also be homemade baked goods and door prizes.

Anyone bringing and donating an item from the Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic wish list will get an extra door prize ticket. The wish list can be found on the AWC Web site, www.animal411.net.

Items on the wish list include: dog food, cat food/litter, paper towels, stamps, copy paper, envelopes (business size), trash bags (tall and 55 gallon), dog shampoo, dish detergent, antibacterial soap, bleach and betadine/iodine.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses or individuals for the event and will help raise much-needed funds to help animals.

Anyone wanting to be a sponsor or volunteer to help with the 5K-10K should call 814-857-5280.  More information about the “Doggone” 5K -10K can be found on the AWC Web site, www.animal411.net, or on Facebook.

The “Doggone” 5K-10K is being held in conjunction with Curwensville Lake’s Doggie Day and Spring Festival this year.

All proceeds from the “Doggone” 5K-10K benefit the Allegheny Spay & Neuter Clinic/AWC, a non-profit organization to help local animals in need.

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