The race tours through The Avenues of Hattiesburg, down Mamie Street and Concart Street, ending near the Hattiesburg Zoo. The event will include food from local vendors, door prizes, entertainment by Charles Carter, and a run-by dog pageant (dogs will be judged during the run and identified by participant bib numbers). Additionally, awards will be given to runners and walkers, both with and without dogs. The race will be professionally timed by Diva Timing.
Registration is $25 per participant through Aug. 25. The price will increase to $30 the day of the race. All registrations prior to Aug. 15 are guaranteed a shirt. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hub City Service Dogs, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps place and train service dogs with individuals who demonstrate a true need.
“We are so excited about this year’s race,” said Angela Davis-Morris, executive director for Hub City Service Dogs. “Last year, we had over 275 participants and were able to give $15,000 to the organization, which has helped us greatly in meeting the needs of our clients. We are hoping for an even larger event this year.”
For more information or to register for the event, visit www.hubcityservicedogs.org/dog-days-5k. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, call Hub City Service Dogs at 601-596-4495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.