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Run with the Dogs was a success for runners and dogs alike

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Run with the Dogs was a success for runners and dogs alike

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The Run with the Dogs 5k was a successful last weekend, Jan. 20. With good Saturday morning weather and the largest turn out to date, there were about 570 people and 200 dogs who participated.

“We had a great turnout this year, especially considering that we had to cancel last year for lightning,” Race Director Bethany Atkinson said. “With it being in January, we don’t know what weather to expect. If it’s cold, we’ll do it. If it rains, we’ll do it, but not if there’s lightning.”

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A large turn out means a success for the Decatur Bulldog Boosters as this is their largest fundraiser. The proceeds generated from the race go towards Renfroe Middle and Decatur High School athletics.

Atkinson was glad to see a new victory for this annual race.

“One thing that we did new this year, which I’m most proud of, is we invited LifeLine Animal Project to participate,” Atkinson said. “They brought 5 or 6 dogs that ran in the race wearing these “adopt me” vests on, and one of them got adopted.”

As for more local success, Decatur track leader Haley Rose placed first for females, and Decatur alumnus Cal Hooten placed first for males.

To see all of the race results, go to: http://www.rwtd5k.com/2018-race-results/.

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