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5K-9/Bark in the Park Returns to Harry Wright Lake May 18th

Human and Canine runners take off at the 5K-9 starting line.
Human and Canine runners take off at the 5K-9 starting line.

The 5K-9/Bark in the Park event is a 5K, 1 Mile Health Walk/Run and Kiddie Dash on May 18th at Harry Wright Lake in Manchester for dog lovers and their pets. All of the proceeds go directly to American Rescue Dog and the Lakehurst-Manchester Rotary Club. This event is DOG-FRIENDLY, so runners and walkers may participate with their dogs. Enjoy a post-race awards ceremony with team and individual plaques to top finishers. After the 5K-9 event, don't miss out on Bark in the Park. Bark in the Park is a fundraising event featuring local vendors, dog games and activities, training demos and more.

"This is our second annual 5K-9 race and we are once again anticipating a great turnout," said Joe Jennings, American Rescue Dog Founder. "Not only is it important for humans to exercise and stay fit, but it is important for our dogs as well." American Rescue Dog rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes puppies and dogs from shelters, rescue groups, backyard breeders, puppy mills and owners that can no longer care for their pets.

The 1 mile race begins at 9:00 a.m. and the 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. The Kiddie Dash is immediately following the 5K. To register for the race or for more information, please visit the website at www.americanrescuedog.com.

About American Rescue Dog:

American Rescue Dog is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to dog rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, community education and improving the quality of animal/human relations. The purpose of our organization is to rescue dogs from high-kill shelters, backyard breeders and owners who can no longer care for them, and provide medical care, spay/neutering, rehabilitation and a permanent loving home. American Rescue Dog also serves as a resource to our community by providing training and education to promote responsible pet ownership, the importance of spay/neuter, behavioral training and acceptance of all dog breeds. If interested, please visit the website at www.americanrescuedog.com.

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