It was HOT. It was HILLY. It was so much FUN!
The first annual DIRTY PAWS & CLAWS 2X5K RELAY CHALLENGE benefitting the DCSPCA was a Fun-Run-draiser like no other...
35 Teams of 2 battled it out on the hilly roads & trails of Wilcox Memorial Park to see who would be crowned the
fastest 5k running duo in Dutchess County, all while using their feet to help paws.
The Relay was made up of 2, 5K Legs. Leg 1 was on the road and Leg 2 was on the trail. The first team to complete the 2X5K course
and cross the finish line with their team baton (aka: glove dog/cat stuffie) was the winner!
1ST PLACE TEAM: Fast & Furry-ous
Set the course record 47:03 / 7:34 pace
3rd Place Team: Fat Cat
48:10 / 7:45 pace
2nd Place Team: Kelly's Hereos
47:37 / 7:40 pace
4th Place Team: The Elektrolytes
51:37 / 8:19 pace
Kent Rinehart helped make the day even more exciting running as our UNDER DOG!
Kent started dead last and 1 minute after the First Leg. For every runner Kent passed over the course of both Legs a $10 donation was made to the DCSPCA via an anonymous donor! Kent's feet on fire passed 63 runners, raising $630!!!!! AMAZING JOB
Bags & bags & bags of pup/cat food, treats, and toys packed the truck and 67 sneakers
were collected for Funds2Orgs benefiting
NONE of this would've been possible without the support of our AMAZING sponsors.
YOU HAVE THE PAW-FECT SMILE!
Here's a treat for you from Sneaker Mutt. Please enjoy these amazing photos capture by my friend
and pro photographer Kristen Buttitta. Click the button to see the ENTIRE album. Password: SPCA
Download, like, tag & post anything you like (just give a little photo credit love to Kristen -thanks)
Kristen Buttitta Photography
Eastern Dutchess Road Runners Club
The EDRRC deserves a standing ovation. The positive energy and unconditional support they offer as a club is what running is all about. Thanks to everyone, all the runners and especially the volunteers. Sneaker Mutt can't imagine this race without them as it's partner. edrrc.org
BEST IN SHOW
Team Purrtles: slow as turtles, cute as kittens
You are all the unsung heroes. Without you NOTHING would get done.
You are appreciated and admired. You lead by example. You are our support and cheer.
We are grateful for your time and devotion to the paws and to the sport.