Jasper, my shelter alumni Plott Hound, has been my devoted training partner for years. The chance to run a 5k with him at my side, while helping raise awareness and funds promoting all things adoption, kept a grin on my face for the entire race. The course signage, available doggie water stops, and out-and-back route offered lots of encouragement and fun spectating for Jasper and myself. Our post run cool down included a dip (for Jasper) in a wading pool and walking around enjoying the festival-like atmosphere. This is a feel-good race that you’ll walk away from knowing you accomplished more than just getting a good run in.
Check out our Run Oregon Race Preview for the 2015 Strut Your Mutt 5k here.