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Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Now Accepting Registrations for Dog Trot Fun Run

Dog TrotThe Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for Auburn’s Dog Trot Fun Run, to be held Saturday, May 17 at 9:30 a.m. The first 100 participants to register will receive a FREE goodie bag valued at over $20! The early registration fee is $18 per person and includes an event T-shirt. Late registrations, after April 25, are $23 per person and event day registration is $25 per person. T-Shirts are available on a limited basis for late and on-site registrations. 

Dog Trot is a family-oriented fun run/walk event that takes place in conjunction with Petpalooza at Auburn’s Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE. Participants may choose between the 3K or the 5K routes. The course is flat, easy and enjoyable for all ages and ability levels. The City of Auburn has contracted with BuDu Racing, who will be handling chip timing, giving participants the most accurate finish times. Awards will be distributed to the top participant in six age groups. Child (8 and under); Tween (9-12); Teen (13-19); Adult I (20-35); Adult II (36-54) and Senior (55+). 

Convenient online registration is offered at www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza. Participants may also register at the Parks, Arts & Recreation Office, 910 Ninth Street SE, fax to 253-931-4005 or mail to 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn, WA 98002. Complete event information, including the rules, are listed on the event website. 

An event for pet lovers and a special day for your four-legged family member or other furry friend. Auburn’s internationally award-winning Petpalooza festival will be held at Game Farm Park on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and will kick off with the Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run. 

The FREE event will feature live entertainment that will include, among others, Roving Reptiles, the Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show and The Parrot Lady. Petpalooza also includes pony rides, the ‘Unleashed’ Pet Contest, an agility area, demonstrations, over 150 vendors and much more. 

Also offered throughout the event is a local competition of the 2014 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championshipslinks to external site. Hyperflite’s sponsorship of the Skyhoundz Canine Disc World Championship series is the largest disc-dog series in the world. There is no entry fee for competitors and admission is free for all spectators. 

Back again is the widely popular 20’ x 40’ petting zoo, a Kids’ AG-Ventureland Activity Area, GASCAR Crazy Animal Racing and Farmyard Follies Shows, all contracted through the Great American Animal Entertainment Co. This petting zoo is a different kind of petting zoo. There are no barriers once inside the enclosure and all the animals run freely with the public. The zoo includes a wide variety of animals including wallabies, llamas and exotic goats. The AG-Ventureland includes goat and cow milking, corn and bean play boxes, pony saddling and more. The exciting GASCAR races is inter-species animal racing like you’ve never seen before! Goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and other surprise animals wear racing silks as they hoof and waddle their way around and sometimes over the track! Finally, the Farmyard Follies is a delightful show that includes animal behavior, hilarious antics and interesting facts. Four more reasons to come to Petpalooza!

There will be plenty of activities to keep both humans and animals entertained at Auburn’s 7th annual Petpalooza festival. Petpalooza is sponsored by Green River Veterinary Hospital and Laser Surgery and Reber Ranch. Media support courtesy of 100.7 The Wolf, Radio Disney Seattle, Modern Dog Magazine and Pet Connection Magazine.

Complete event information can be found at www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza. Find us on Facebook at AuburnPetpalooza.

For more information, please call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043.