Maybe you’re looking for a way to get some exercise, have fun and spend quality time with man’s best friend -- all at the same time.
Maybe you just feel like doing something for a good cause and want to have a doggone good time while you’re doing it.
Bryan Animal Caregiver’s fourth annual See Spot Run 5k run/walk at J.F. Gregory Park should fill the bill. The Saturday event gets under way with registration at 8:15 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m.
The cost for race day registration is $25 per person and dogs need to be leashed and have a current rabies vaccination in order to take part in the event, which is Bryan Animal Caregivers’ largest fundraiser of the year and has raised thousands since it began in 2006.
So where does the money go?
See Spot Run proceeds helps fund Bryan Animal Caregivers’ reduced-cost spay/neuter program - which so far has been responsible for the spaying or neutering of more than 3,000 pets, according to Kathy Waites of Bryan Animal Caregivers, who also expressed gratitude to the local businesses who help sponsor the event.
This year, See Spot Run coordinator Karen Rogers expects about 200 paying participants and 100 dogs. Awards will be given to competitors in various categories ranging from children to adult and there will be drawings and giveways -- Starcastle Entertainment, for example, will provide free passes to those who take part in the fun. In addition, Truman from Bryan County News Kidsville will also be on hand to meet his fans.