Preview: Paws in the Grove Doggie Dash (for two- and four-legged runners)


Get in a quick run with your dog to support a great cause in Forest Grove on August 2nd at the Paws in the Grove. Photo by Joe Dudman

The 2nd Annual Paws in the Grove Doggie Dash is scheduled for August 2, 2014 in Forest Grove. It’s a 1-mile and 2-mile run and walk designed for people to get in a little exercise with their dog; but if you’re more of a cat person (or just don’t have a dog), you’re invited too. All proceeds from the Paws in the Grove will benefit the Forest Grove Senior & Community Center.

Here’s what you need to know:
When: Saturday, August 2, 2014
What time: The runs start at 9:30a with the 2-Miler, followed by the 1-Miler at 12:30p.
Where: Lincoln Park at 2725 Main Street
Register: You can register online here or DOR starting at 8:30a for $15
There will be vendors to check out, live music from The Ventilators and the solo artist Scott Garcia, a kids’ entertainer named Chuck Cheesman, a Truffle Dog Demonstration, a pet agility course and a pet fashion show, plus food and other fun stuff for the whole family. Before I forget – one last note on the fashion show … they’re inviting all pup-ticipants to stop by and try on the stylin’ duds – your pooch could be on the runway!
I’m thinking it’s a fun thing to check out with my little one, who thinks dogs running (especially through water) is the most entertaining thing in the world … and it’s for a great cause!
Stay tuned to the Paws in the Grove facebook page for more about the vendors and performers, as well as race updates. See you there!
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