Racing for a good cause

Sixth annual Doggie Duathlon brings together dogs and humans for fun and fundraising

  • Aug. 18, 2017 1:30 a.m.

Another year, another successful Doggie Duathlon!

Although numbers were down this year, Pooch Partners’ sixth Annual Doggie Duathlon Aug. 13 saw canine and human participants enjoy the fun, non-competitive event that helped raise funds to support the Road Home Rescue &Safekeeping Society.

“With Mother Nature’s cooperation and the beauty of Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park, pooches and their human companions walked or ran 2, 5 or 8.5 km followed by a 25 or 50-metre swim to claim their medal at the end, along with amazing random draw prizes,” said organizer and Pooch Partners owner Shelly Korobanik.

Prizes were donated by many local sponsors: Kiss the Monkey Photography, Stussi Sport, RC Pets, PetSecure, Creekside Animal Clinic, Healthy Spot, AJ’s Pets &Things, Sun FM, John Deak – Century 21, Active Vernon Massage, Okanagan Engraving, Davison Orchards and the Village Green Hotel.

Next year’s event is scheduled for Aug. 12, 2018.

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