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Medford to host road race for dogs

Posted by Jarret Bencks  June 19, 2013 10:04 AM

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Organizers hope to fill Mystic Riverbend Reservation Park in Medford with as many as 1,000 dogs at a road race event June 29.

Dogs that finish the 5k and 2k races will receive a certificate and a bandana when they complete the Doggy Fun Run, as well as other prizes for race winners, according to event organizers.  There will also be on-site vendors, live music, and a "doggy dress" contest.

The event is being coordinated by Boston Volunteers, a nonprofit that helps connect organizations with volunteers. Over 60 people will be on hand to help with the race. In an announcement last week, Mayor Michael McGlynn said 500 to 1,000 dogs were expected for the races. Money raised will go toward developing a dog park in Medford, he said.

Information on registration, course maps, and parking can be found on the event's website.

Jarret Bencks can be reached at bencks.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on twitter @JarretBencks.


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