Get active with your pooch

Pooch Partners holds its second annual Doggie Duathlon Aug. 11.

Carmin Lepinski with her pooch partner

Carmin Lepinski with her pooch partner

Pooch Partners’ Second Annual Doggie Duathlon is the perfect way to get out and active with your dog.

This fun, non-competitive event, scheduled for Aug. 11, is open to people (18 and older) and dogs of all fitness levels and provides options of a 1.6, five, or 10-kilometre walk/run followed by a 25 or 50-metre swim (just the dogs swim).

“Our inaugural event last year was a lot of fun and this year we hope to see it grow,” said Shelly Korobanik, owner of Pooch Partners. “The event is a fun experience for all participants and we have some great random draw prizes from a number of our sponsors.”

Last year, the event helped raise almost $500 for the Vernon branch of the B.C. SPCA, and this year’s event will support the Vernon & District Animal Care Society.

Registration is available in person at Stussi Sport (Wednesday to Saturday) and online at www.poochpartners.ca.