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Running of the Dawgs 5k run, walk scheduled in Slatington

Published June 01. 2011 05:01PM

Runners should set aside some room on their jog logs this weekend.

That's because the 11th annual Running of the Dawgs 5K Run/Fitness Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run will be held this Saturday at the Northern Lehigh Athletic Stadium, 1 Bulldog Lane, Slatington.

Registration for the event is at 7:30 a.m. The 1-Mile Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K Run/Walk at 9 a.m. The post race will feature awards, a drawing, and dog costume judging.

Awards will be given by way of 5K run prizes to first, second and third-place overall male/female; first, second and third-place male/female in the categories of 18-and-under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-and-over; first, second and third overall 5K walk and 1-mile fun run.

Dogs are also welcome to come in costume, as there will be an award given for the best dog costume. A prize will be awarded to the best dressed dog in town.

Proceeds from the event will go to educational enrichment programs within the school district.

For more information, visit, or contact Bill Danish, event chairman, at (610) 767-9195, or

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