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Annual ‘Dog Day’ Charity Race is March 28

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What: North Carolina State University invites runners and dog owners to compete in the 15th Annual Dog Day Race charity event, which features a people-only 5K run and a two-mile walk for people with their dogs.

Water will be provided for both human and canine competitors. A veterinarian will be available throughout the activity, but participants are advised to check with their own veterinarian if their dog is not accustomed to walking two miles. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and have a current rabies inoculation. A complete list of rules for those participating with their dogs is contained in the entry form, which may be downloaded from

Who: Sponsored by NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Proceeds from the charity event go to the Wake County Animal Shelter.

When: Sunday, March 28. The 5K cross-country run begins at 2 p.m. and the two-mile walk at 3 p.m.

Where: North Carolina State University Club, located at 4200 Hillsborough St., next to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cost: The entry fees are $20 for the 5K run and $10 for the two-mile walk. After March 26, both fees increase by $5.

Contact: For more information, e-mail Stephanie Zick at


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