The City of Destin Parks & Recreation Department will host the 14th Annual Run with the Dogs 5K Run/Walk on Sat. March 15, 2014, at 9 a.m. This run is open to individual runners/walkers.
A “stroller division” has been added this year. Participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring their dog, big or small, to run or walk the race. Preregistration cost is $20 and must be completed by March 1. Preregistration costs increase to $25 if registered between March 2 and March 14. Day-of registration cost is $30 and will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. next to the Destin City Hall Annex (4100 Indian Bayou Trail).
Participants can also register online at www.runsignup.com until March 14. The race begins at 9 a.m. Early packet pick up will be Thursday and Friday at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. from 5-8 p.m. T-shirts and prizes for winners of each category will be awarded. Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is sponsoring the award ceremony and celebration following the race.
Dogs are required to wear their current rabies tag and must be on a short leash. Dog owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs (bring your baggies!). Registration forms can be picked up at the Destin Community Center, City Hall, and downloaded online at www.cityofdestin.com. For more information, call 650-1241 or email Nick Coleman at email@example.com.