So that time of year has come again when dogs and their humans have the chance to get out and enjoy a run or walk together. This event has been running for 13 years now and the number participating in it have grown every single year. When people hear the word "run" they tend to automatically assume that you need to be extremely fit to participate in this type of event but nothing could be further from the truth.
You see the "Destin 5k Run With Dogs" is more about getting out in the open with your 4-legged friend and having some fun, and trying not to embarrass each other along the way. The entire run or walk usually lasts no more than 2-hours so it's not going to eat into your day and you can be 100% sure your dog is going to love you even more for giving him or her the chance to get out there and mix with lots of other humans and dogs alike.
At the end of the run there are awards for best "Dogs with Runners", best "Dogs with Walkers" and "Walkers only", ensuring that nobody is excluded. On top of these awards there are also prizes for the following classifications "Biggest dog", "Smallest dog", "best overall Irish costume” and "Best Dog Dressed in an Irish costume.” The Irish theme of the awards is a tribute to St. Patrick's Day which happens the same week on March 17th.
Please note that all dogs must be on a short leash and must also have proof that their rabies vaccines are current, for the safety of everyone present. During the run it's also your responsibility to clean up after your canine buddy, so please do bring along poop bags and anything else you might need in that regard.We can't think of a better way to get out and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather in Destin - can you?
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