Race Preview: Family Dogs Fun Walk and Run (5k) at Mt. Tabor


We love dogs here at Run Oregon. Our family dog, a Golden Retriver, at one point in her life enjoyed going on long runs. She now has a more relaxed existance (aside from a few hiking and camping trips each summer), but does like to get in a run in here and there. Perhaps the best idea to get her out and running again is at the Family Dogs Fun Walk and 5k Run on June  8 at Mt. Tabor.

Family Dogs New Life is a no-kill dog shelter devoted to rescuing needy dogs of all breeds, ages and backgrounds. Webelieve that all dogs deserve a second chance at a new life- It’s not about being perfect,
it’s about being perfect for one another.

This is their 5th year doing a walk, but their first incorporating a 5k. There will seperate starts for solo runners, runners with dogs, and walkers.

While it may be obvious, please be courteous and follow their guidelines for the race (current vaccinations, on a leash, clean up after your dog, friendly, etc). If you don’t have a dog, maybe consider stopping in and adopting one. Your new best friend awaits!

Check out their Facebook page. I HIGHLY recommend it, even if solely because of some of the amazing professional photos they have of their pups.

Family Dogs Fun Walk and 5k Run (Portland)

When: June 8th, 2014 at 9a

Where: Mt. Tabor Park (SE 60th Ave & Salmon St Portland.)

Register: Online here;

$25.00 entry fee per Adult. $10.00 per Youth. Children 5 and under are free.


About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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